The SaveLakewood Steering Committee endorses Mike Brandstetter for Lakewood City Council Position 2. Following interviews with a number of the candidates for council, we were especially impressed with Brandstetter’s thoughtful consideration of a wide range of issues, showing he had indeed done his ‘home work.’ Noteworthy was his vision for the city. Over the last several years, and during this campaign, we have heard catch-phrases and jargon about ‘economic development’ with little explanation as to what was meant. Brandstetter believes economic development should be consistent with the character of the city. We believe that he will approach City policy-making by insuring that future planning is based on considerations that better support our city’s neighborhoods and families. For questions we asked of Brandstetter and his answers, go to www.savelakewood.com. On Tuesday, Aug.18, we recommend your vote for Brandstetter in the Primary, Position 2.