In the City of Lakewood, our mayor lives in a gated community.
Over half of our council members live within a mile of each other in an affluent suburb.
One senior council member makes about half of the meetings.
Recently, Lakewood laid off 20 City personnel, then next year the council accepted the largest raise ever.
How many have lamented about the influence of money in politics.
I have a plan to eliminate that dark money.
Elections and re-elections are what introduce money and influence into politics.
No re-elections = no money woes.
And why should politics be a career, furthering the divide to the represented?
Introducing “ONE TERM; YOUR TURN”
If you do the job right, you should be exhausted at the end of that term. Still, why shouldn’t a community say ‘we want to hear from more voices’?
Isn’t it time that representatives represented? Stopped spending so much of their time begging for money? Stop couching their answers in the politically expedient to grease the track to their next term?
Stop letting somebody else decide for you. If change is going to happen now, it’s going to happen here. It’s going to come from us. “One Term; Your Turn”.
Demand accountability, from the inside.
No more status quo. No more politics as usual. Let’s change the scourge of politics.
I’m Charles Ames. I’m running to be a Lakewood City Council member for ONE TERM.
Let the revolution begin.
(next time; Who is Charles? And how will he use a moneyless campaign?)