A big thank you goes out to the Lakewood City Council and staff for responding to the needs of its community. This week Lakeview Light and Power linemen could be seen installing much needed street lights along Pacific Highway. By the end of next week, approximately 35-42 new street lights will be installed and the citizens of Lakewood and the business owners on Pacific Highway are truly grateful.
This action is a sign that our new city council is listening and responsive to the needs of the citizens they represent. Kudos Lakewood!
The area between Bridgeport Way and Gravelly Lake Drive on Pacific Highway has been known for shady motels, prostitution, drug dealings and even pedestrian deaths from collisions with vehicles passing through. Citizens and business owners in this neighborhood have been campaigning for nearly three years for action against crime and safety hazards along the strip known to locals as “Ponders.” In the past few years business owners have banded together to clean up the area and its reputation. The new street lights are the latest result of this campaign but credit should also be given to Lakewood First Lions and Keep Lakewood Beautiful who make periodic trash clean up trips along the strip on Saturday mornings and to the Lakewood Police Department who have been diligently patrolling the area and making a huge difference.
Pacific Neighborhood Association/Ponders Business Group Meets the 3rd Thursday monthly at 6:00pm at Ponders’ Landmark Cafe 12837 Pacific Hwy. SW Lakewood, WA 98499 Tel: 512-2233 Email: email@example.com
submitted by Lisa Ikeda Ponders Business Group-Chair