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Lakewood, California

City in California in the United States

Lakewood, California

City of Lakewood
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Location of Lakewood in Los Angeles County, California.

Location of Lakewood in Los Angeles County, California.

Lakewood, California is located in the United States
Lakewood, California

Lakewood, California

Location in the United States

Coordinates: 33°50′51″N118°7′12″W / 33.84750°N 118.12000°W / 33.84750; -118.12000Coordinates: 33°50′51″N118°7′12″W / 33.84750°N 118.12000°W / 33.84750; -118.12000
Country United States
State California
CountyLos Angeles
IncorporatedApril 16, 1954[1]
 • MayorTodd Rogers[2]
 • Total9.46 sq mi (24.52 km2)
 • Land9.41 sq mi (24.38 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.54%
Elevation

[4]

46 ft (14 m)
 • Total80,048
 • Estimate 

(2019)[5]

79,307
 • Density8,424.37/sq mi (3,252.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes

90711–90716, 90805[6]

Area code562[7]
FIPS code06-39892[8]
GNIS feature IDs1660883,[4]2411613
Websitewww.lakewoodcity.org

Lakewood is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. The population was 80,048 at the 2010 census. It is bordered by Long Beach on the west and south, Bellflower on the north, Cerritos on the northeast, Cypress on the east, and Hawaiian Gardens on the southeast. Major thoroughfares include Lakewood (SR 19), Bellflower, and Del Amo Boulevards and Carson and South Streets. The San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) runs through the city's eastern regions.

History[edit]

Lakewood is a post-World War II planned community.[9] Developers Louis Boyar, Mark Taper and Ben Weingart are credited with "altering forever the map of Southern California."[9] Begun in late 1949, the completion of the developers' plan in 1953 helped in the transformation of mass-produced housing from its early phases in the 1930s and 1940s to the reality of the 1950s.[9]

WWII veterans could get home loans with no down payment and a 30-year mortgage at only 4 percent interest. On the first day of sales, March 24, 1950, an estimated 30,000 people lined up to walk through a row of seven model houses. By the end of April, more than 200,000 people had flocked to the Lakewood Park sales office and more than 1,000 families had purchased homes (30 per day on average). On one occasion, 107 homes sold in just one hour.[10] The monthly cost was $44 to $56, including principal, interest and insurance.

The building of Lakewood broke records. Empty fields became 17,500 houses in less than three years. A new house was completed every 7+1⁄2 minutes, 40 to 60 houses per day, with a record 110 completed in a single day.[11]

Lakewood's primary thoroughfares are mostly boulevards with landscaped medians, with frontage roads on either side in residential districts. Unlike in most similar configurations, however, access to the main road from the frontage road is only possible from infrequently spaced collector streets. This arrangement, hailed by urban planners of the day, is a compromise between the traditional urban grid and the arrangement of winding "drives" and cul-de-sac that dominates contemporary suburban and exurban design.

As the unincorporated Lakewood grew to a community of more than 70,000 residents, so grew its municipal needs. Lakewood in 1953 had three choices: be annexed to nearby Long Beach, remain unincorporated and continue to receive county services, or incorporate as a city under a novel plan that continued county services under contract. In 1954, residents chose the latter option and voted to incorporate as a city, the largest community in the country ever to do so and the first city in Los Angeles County to incorporate since 1939.

Lakewood is credited as a pioneer among California cities in service provision. Although it is an incorporated city, Lakewood still contracts for most municipal services, with most of these provided by Los Angeles County and, to a lesser extent, by other public agencies and private industry. Lakewood was the first city in the nation to contract for all of its municipal services when it incorporated as a municipality in 1954, making it the nation's first "contract city." Many other Los Angeles suburbs, such as Cerritos, Bellflower, Walnut, and Diamond Bar, have adopted the so-called "Lakewood Plan." About half the cities in Los Angeles County contract for law enforcement from Los Angeles County though the County Sheriff's Department.

Lakewood is the home of the first Denny's Restaurant. In 1953 Harold Butler founded Danny's Donuts, which was renamed Denny's Restaurant in 1959.

Lakewood attracted widespread media attention in 1993 when nine boys attending Lakewood High School were arrested on allegations of rape and lewd conduct; they were accused of belonging to the Spur Posse, where members gained points for sexual pursuits. Charges were eventually dropped against eight of the boys, the Los Angeles Times writing:

Under the glare of public scrutiny, the mostly white, middle-class city of 76,000 became identified with rampant promiscuity and familial dysfunction. The Spur story served to harness fears about teenage values, to give form to a shapeless anxiety about life on Main Street.[12]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.5 square miles (25 km2). 9.4 square miles (24 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.54%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

2010[edit]

At the 2010 census Lakewood had a population of 80,048. The population density was 8,456.4 people per square mile (3,265.0/km2). The racial makeup of Lakewood was 44,820 (56.0%) White (40.9% Non-Hispanic White),[14] 6,973 (8.7%) African American, 564 (0.7%) Native American, 13,115 (16.4%) Asian (8.1% Filipino, 1.5% Korean, 1.4% Chinese, 1.4% Cambodian, 1.2% Vietnamese, 0.7% Japanese, 0.6% Indian, 0.4% Thai), 744 (0.9%) Pacific Islander, 9,249 (11.6%) from other races, and 4,583 (5.7%) from two or more races. In addition, there were 24,101 (30.1%) Hispanic or Latino residents of any race; 24.1% of Lakewood's population was of Mexican ancestry.[15]

The census reported that 79,939 people (99.9% of the population) lived in households, 109 (0.1%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and no one was institutionalized.

There were 26,543 households, 10,649 (40.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 14,711 (55.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 3,975 (15.0%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1,696 (6.4%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1,262 (4.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 283 (1.1%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 4,719 households (17.8%) were one person and 1,965 (7.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.01. There were 20,382 families (76.8% of households); the average family size was 3.41.

The age distribution was 19,476 people (24.3%) under the age of 18, 7,593 people (9.5%) aged 18 to 24, 22,117 people (27.6%) aged 25 to 44, 21,776 people (27.2%) aged 45 to 64, and 9,086 people (11.4%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 37.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

There were 27,470 housing units at an average density of 2,902.0 per square mile, of the occupied units 19,131 (72.1%) were owner-occupied and 7,412 (27.9%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.1%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.7%. 57,591 people (71.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 22,348 people (27.9%) lived in rental housing units.

During 2009–2013, Lakewood had a median household income of $77,786, with 8.1% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[14]

2000[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 79,345 people in 26,853 households, including 20,542 families, in the city. The population density was 8,414.8 inhabitants per square mile (3,248.7/km2). There were 27,310 housing units at an average density of 2,896.3 per square mile (1,118.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 62.67% White, 7.34% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 13.51% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 10.10% from other races, and 5.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 22.78%.[8]

Of the 26,853 households 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.4% of households were one person and 8.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.37.

The age distribution was 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median household income was $58,214 and the median family income was $63,342. Males had a median income of $45,447 versus $35,206 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,095. About 5.6% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

The Lakewood Center shopping mall is located in Lakewood. It opened in 1951.

Top employers[edit]

According to the City's 2014-2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the city are:

Retailers[edit]

Arts and culture[edit]

Lakewood is served by two County Of Los Angeles Public Libraries: the George Nye Jr. Library, and the Angelo M Iacoboni Library (main).[citation needed]

Government[edit]

A five-member city council governs Lakewood. The mayor is appointed annually by the council from among its members. The city attorney and city manager are also appointed by the council.[2]

In the California State Senate, Lakewood is split between the 32nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Bob Archuleta, and the 33rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Lena Gonzalez. In the California State Assembly, it is in the 63rd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Anthony Rendon.[17]

In the United States House of Representatives, Lakewood is split between 38th and 47th congressional districts,[18] which are represented by Linda Sánchez (D–Whittier) and Alan Lowenthal (D–Long Beach), respectively.

Education[edit]

In the early 1990s, a coalition of Lakewood residents formed the Lakewood Unified School District Organizing Committee, which sought to establish a separate Lakewood school district.[19] The organizing committee became the Lakewood Education Foundation, which raises funds to assist classroom teachers.[20]

Lakewood is served by three school districts.

Long Beach Unified School District schools located in Lakewood include:

Bellflower Unified School District schools located in Lakewood include:

  • Craig Williams Elementary School
  • Esther Lindstrom Elementary School
  • Stephen Foster Elementary School
  • Intensive Learning Center
  • Mayfair High School

ABC Unified School District schools located in Lakewood include:

  • Aloha Elementary School
  • Melbourne Elementary School
  • Palms Elementary School
  • Willow Elementary School
  • Artesia High School

Infrastructure[edit]

The San Gabriel River Bike Trail is adjacent to Rynerson Park.

Emergency services[edit]

Fire protection in Lakewood is provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department[23] with ambulance transport by Care Ambulance Service.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department operates the Lakewood Station in Lakewood.[24]

The city of Lakewood operates a law enforcement helicopter patrol independent of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Aero Bureau called Sky Knight. Founded in 1966, it was the first day-and-night helicopter patrol program in the nation (aerial units had previously been used for search and rescue). Sky Knight flies with a civilian pilot and a sheriff's deputy as observer.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^"California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original(Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ ab"Lakewood City Council". City of Lakewood, California. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  3. ^"2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. ^ ab"Lakewood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  5. ^ ab"Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^"USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Find a ZIP+ 4 Code By City Results". Retrieved January 18, 2007.
  7. ^"Number Administration System - NPA and City/Town Search Results". Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved January 18, 2007.
  8. ^ ab"U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. ^ abcDear, Michael J.; H. Eric Schockman; Greg Hise (1996). Rethinking Los Angeles. SAGE. pp. 99. ISBN .
  10. ^"Lakewood history, from fields to planned community that works: Editorial". Press Telegram. Long Beach, California. February 19, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  11. ^Grossi, John (Summer 2016). "Publisher's letter". Lakewood 907.
  12. ^Wiscombe, Janet (March 22, 1996). "An American Tragedy: One Spur Posse Mother Struggles to Understand". Los Angeles Times.
  13. ^"Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  14. ^ ab"Lakewood (city) Quickfacts". Archived from the original on October 30, 2013.
  15. ^"2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Lakewood city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  16. ^"FY 2014 - 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report". Lakewood CA.
  17. ^"Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  18. ^"Communities of Interest - City". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  19. ^"The Lakewood Unified School District Organizing Committee".
  20. ^"Lakewood Education Foundation".
  21. ^"Hoover Middle School".
  22. ^"Lakewood High School". lblakewood.schoolloop.com. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  23. ^"County of Los Angeles Fire Department".
  24. ^"Lakewood StationArchived December 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine." Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  25. ^"Safe City, chapter 9 of The Lakewood Story".

Further reading[edit]

  • D. J. Waldie, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir, W. W. Norton, 2005.

External links[edit]

Sours: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood,_California

October 12, 2021

PROCLAMATION- NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION

Click here to read the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Proclamation-Notice of General Election.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2021

Lakewood City Council seeks applicants for Boards & Commissions

Lakewood City Council is seeking volunteers ready to engage with the community and advise their local government. One position on each of the following is available beginning January 1, 2022:

Civil Service Commission

The Civil Service Commission meets monthly and is charged with maintaining and enforcing the rules for the appointment, promotion, transfer, lay-off, reinstatement, suspension, and removal of employees in the classified service. The Commission also makes salary recommendations for the compensation of the mayor and council.

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee meets on a quarterly basis with the City’s Finance Director and Council’s Finance Committee to provide independent review and oversight of the City’s financial processes. Members should have a background in finance and be capable of analyzing financial information.

Heritage Advisory Board

The Heritage Advisory Board meets monthly and advises the city and the community on matters related to historic preservation. A detailed description of the Heritage Advisory Board and its duties is located in Chapter 1337 of the Lakewood Codified Ordinances.

Board of Nuisance Abatement Appeals

The Board of Nuisance Abatement Appeals hears appeals from property owners whose properties have been designated as nuisances under Section 510.01 of the Codified Ordinances. The Board of Nuisance Abatement Appeals meets as-needed and performs a necessary due process function for residents.

Additional information about these boards and commissions is located in the Lakewood Codified Ordinances, the Third Amended Charter of the City of Lakewood, and on the City’s website at: www.onelakewood.com/apply-register/boardscommissions/.

Applicants may email a résumé and cover letter OR application for consideration to Lakewood City Council c/o the Clerk of Council at [email protected] The deadline for applications is Friday October 15th at 5:00 p.m.


August 9, 2021

PROCLAMATION- NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION

Click here to read the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Proclamation-Notice of Primary Elections.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2021

Lakewood City Council seeks new members for Anti-Racism Task Force

Lakewood City Council is seeking new members to join the City’s Anti-Racism Task Force.

A successful applicant should be comfortable having candid conversations about race, demonstrate an understanding of systemic racism and have previous experience engaging in social justice issues, advocacy efforts, and/or community outreach.

Established in 2020, the Anti-Racism Task Force is a diverse group of 11 residents who work with the City to ensure that the value of anti-racism is foundational and unambiguously expressed in all city objectives such as safety, housing, education, culture, and community wellness.

The Task Force meets in the evening on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Service on this task force is voluntary without pay. Additional information about the Anti-Racism Task Force, including agendas and minutes, are located on the City’s website at: https://www.lakewoodoh.gov/accordions/anti-racism-task-force/ 

Applicants may email a résumé and cover letter OR application for consideration to Lakewood City Council c/o the Clerk of Council at [email protected] The deadline for applications is Monday August 30th at 5:00 p.m.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2021

Lakewood City Council seeks applicants to serve on Local Board of Tax Review

Lakewood City Council is seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Local Board of Tax Review.

The Local Board of Tax Review hears appeals from taxpayers appealing their income tax obligations to the City. The Local Board of Tax Review meets as needed and performs a necessary due process function for residents. A detailed description of the Board can be found in Section 128.18 of the Lakewood Codified Ordinances.

A successful applicant should be eager to engage with the community and advise the local government. Board members must be residents and must not be City contractors now or in the previous five years. This position is voluntary without pay.

Two two-year terms are available effective January 1, 2021.

Applicants are asked to email a Board and Commission application and any other supporting documentation for consideration to Lakewood City Council c/o the Clerk of Council at [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Thursday February 25, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.


October 19, 2020

PROCLAMATION OF ELECTION

Click here to read the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Proclamation of Election.

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2020

CITY OF LAKEWOOD DEDICATES NEW PUBLIC PARK

On Monday August 17th, Lakewood City Council unanimously adopted legislation to create the city’s newest public park. The park, now known as Bernice Pyke Park, is located on six parcels of land between Belle Ave. and St. Charles Ave. north of Detroit Ave., commonly referred to as St. Charles Green.

Over the years, residents have enjoyed using the space for recreation and approached their councilmembers about preserving and protecting the land for this purpose. Councilmember At Large Tristan Rader was listening. “After hosting a well-attended community meeting and circulating a survey, the feedback was nearly unanimous that residents wanted this land protected as a park,” said Rader. In response to the feedback, Mr. Rader led the charge at City Hall to see to it that the area received attention and improvements including adding benches and trees and remediating construction materials to make the area safe and more inviting.

After considering many potential names for the new park, Councilmembers Rader, Shachner, and Neff proposed to name it after Bernice Pyke, Lakewood’s own pioneering suffragist of the 20th century who played a critical role in securing the vote for Lakewood women in 1917 and then for all American women in 1920. In addition to her role as leader in the suffragist movement, Ms. Pyke achieved many “firsts” for women’s rights including being the first woman to run for mayor of Lakewood and the first woman to serve as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

The park was officially dedicated Bernice Pyke Park in a small ceremony on Tuesday August 18th which also marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, granting women the right to vote. John Pyke, the grandson of Bernice Pyke was present to make remarks and accept the ceremonial resolution dedicating the park.

At the ceremony, Mayor Meghan George expressed her enthusiasm for the new park and its namesake. “Because of Lakewood’s population density, our public green space is of great importance to our residents. I am delighted to add this new park to our collection of high-quality public spaces and thrilled that it will pay homage to Bernice Pyke, a true Lakewood heroine,” said Mayor George.

As with all its parks, the City of Lakewood intends to maintain and make incremental improvements to the park. Any significant improvements or redesign will be informed by public input.

For more information: Contact Councilmember At Large Tristan Rader 440-315-2852.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2020

Lakewood City Council Takes Steps To Ensure Public Input At Emergency Meeting

In order to ensure the active participation of the public at tonight’s Emergency Council meeting, councilmembers have provided the following personal contact information to receive public comment before and during the meeting.

This evening, Council and the Mayor’s administration will be reviewing Ordinance 08-2020, which authorizes the Mayor to use flexibility to pay employees, continue to pay for benefits, to provide for paid leave, and to make decisions of an emergency nature if significant numbers of councilmembers cannot be present during the current COVID-19 crisis.

Lakewood City Hall is currently closed to the public due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19. Nevertheless, members will field public comment via phone calls prior to the meeting and emails/text messages will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed and available for viewing at 5 p.m. at http://www.lakewoodoh.gov/councilvideos/.

Tom Bullock –
[email protected]
Conference line
Dial in: 712-451-0266
Passcode: 217060#

John Litten –
[email protected]
216-302-8333

Sarah Kepple –
[email protected]
216-200-5050

Tess Neff –
[email protected]

Jason Shachner –
[email protected]
216-714-2150

Tristan Rader –
[email protected]
440-315-2852
@twrader


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2020

Click here to read Cuyahoga County’s proclamation and notice of election.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2020

Lakewood City Council Announces Process for Appointing At-Large Council Member

Lakewood, OH – In a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday January 13th, Lakewood City Council decided on a process and timeline for appointing an at-large councilmember to the currently vacant position. The position became vacant January 1st when former at-large councilmember Meghan George assumed the role of mayor, to which she was elected in the November 5th General Election. Council began seeking applicants on December 4th, shortly after the vacancy became evident.

The process and timeline is as follows:

DateMeetingPurpose
Thursday Jan. 23rd @ 5:00 p.m.N/AApplication deadline
Monday Jan. 27th @ 6:00 p.m.Committee of the WholeInitial review of applications
Saturday Feb. 1st 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Committee of the WholeCandidate interviews
Monday Feb. 3rd  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.Committee of the WholeCandidate interviews
Monday February 10th @ 6:00 p.m.Committee of the WholeDeliberation
Tuesday February 18th @ 7:30 p.m.General MeetingAppointment

Article 2.2 of the Third Amended Charter of the City of Lakewood stipulates that each member of council must be both a resident and registered voter of the city for at least one year immediately prior to taking office and shall continue to be a resident and registered voter of the city.

Interested and qualified individuals may submit a cover letter and resume to Lakewood City Council c/o the Clerk of Council, 12650 Detroit Road, Lakewood, OH 44107, or by email to [email protected].

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2020

Lakewood City Council Elects New Leadership

Pictured (L to R): Tess Neff, Jason Shachner, John Litten and Dan O’Malley

Lakewood, OH – Last night, at its first meeting of the year, Lakewood City Council unanimously elected Ward 4 Councilmember Dan O’Malley as President and Ward 3 Councilmember John Litten as Vice President. President O’Malley and Vice President Litten were first elected to office in November 2015. In a brief ceremony prior to the meeting, each took the oath of office to begin their second term. They were joined by newly elected councilmembers Jason Shachner (Ward 2) and Tess Neff (Ward 1).

“I am honored and grateful to my colleagues for their confidence in me,” O’Malley said. “I am looking forward to working with council and the administration on the big issues facing our city, and I’ll continue fighting for our residents at city hall.”

As Ward 4 representative, President O’Malley represents some of Lakewood’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods, including Birdtown, Rockport, and the Gold Coast. Before joining City Council, he served on Lakewood’s Citizens Advisory Commission and remains active in numerous civic and community organizations. President O’Malley has spent his career working in the labor movement, and currently serves as an official with the North Shore AFL-CIO.

Remarking on his election to Vice President, Mr. Litten stated, “I am very thankful for the opportunity to be Council Vice President and look forward to working with my colleagues to continue moving Lakewood forward.”

As Ward 3 representative, Vice President Litten’s priorities are responsiveness to residents, safety, fiscal and environmental sustainability and service to others, especially through block clubs and linking residents with each other for the sake of community. Among other volunteer service to the community, John started his own block club and has dedicated himself to having a block club on every street in ward 3. John has also spent his career in non-profit, social service leadership roles ranging from environmental recreation to persons with disabilities to emergency assistance to people in need.

For more information about Lakewood City Council please visit www.onelakewood.com/Lakewood-city-council


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 4, 2019

Lakewood City Council is seeking applicants for the At-Large Council seat soon to be vacated by Councilmember Meghan George. Councilmember George will resign effective January 1, 2020 to assume the responsibilities of the Office of Mayor to which she has been elected. The candidate appointed to the position is expected to serve the remainder of the term, which expires December 31, 2021.

Article 2.2 of the Third Amended Charter of the City of Lakewood stipulates that each member of council must be both a resident and registered voter of the city for at least one year immediately prior to taking office and shall continue to be a resident and registered voter of the city.

Interested and qualified individuals may submit a cover letter and resume to the Clerk of Council, 12650 Detroit Road, Lakewood, OH 44107, or by email to [email protected] Applications will be accepted until further notice. An application deadline and appointment process will be outlined by the 2020 City Council, which will convene for its first meeting on January 6, 2020.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 7, 2019

HELP WANTED: Lakewood City Council seeks applicants for Boards & Commissions

Lakewood City Council is seeking volunteers ready to engage with the community and advise their local government. The following opportunities are available:

  • Two vacancies on the Audit Committee
  • One vacancy on the Board of Zoning Appeals
  • One vacancy on the Human Rights Commission

The Audit Committee meets on a quarterly basis with the City’s Finance Director and Council’s Finance Committee to provide independent review and oversight of the City’s financial processes. Members should be capable of reviewing financial statements and reports and serve as an independent forum to report fraud to the auditor. Two two-year terms are available effective January 1, 2020.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meets on the third Thursday of each month to hear and decide all appeals made for variances to the Zoning Code. One five-year term is available beginning January 1, 2020.

The Human Rights Commission meets infrequently as-needed to ensure that Lakewood Codified Ordinances Chapter 516 Discrimination Prohibited is enforced. Chapter 516 protects citizens from discrimination in areas such as employment, housing, education, and public accommodation.

Additional information about these boards and commissions are located in the Lakewood Codified Ordinances, the Third Amended Charter of the City of Lakewood, and on the City’s website at: www.onelakewood.com/apply-register/boardscommissions/.

Applicants are asked to email or deliver a cover letter and résumé for consideration to the Clerk of Council by Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

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For more information, please contact Maureen Bach, Clerk of Council, at (216) 529-6053.

Clerk of Council Maureen Bach
Email:  [email protected]

Mail/Deliver: Maureen Bach
Clerk of Council
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio  44107


 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 26, 2019

LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL STRENGTHENS CITY’S DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS
Cell phone use while driving will be a primary offense unless hands-free

LAKEWOOD, OH – On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, Lakewood City Council unanimously adopted legislation to ban the use of cell phones and other electronic wireless communication devices while driving to make Lakewood streets safer for all drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. The Ordinance, Ordinance 5-19, goes into effect 90 days from passage. The legislation also elevates cell phone-related offenses from secondary to primary, meaning that an officer does not need to identify an accompanying traffic violation in order to issue a ticket. Under the ordinance, an officer may charge a first offender with a minor misdemeanor and issue a $150 fine. The new ordinance substantially strengthens the City’s existing law, which pertains only to texting and does not address the broad range of other phone-related tasks which frequently distract drivers.

Each year nearly 4,000 Americans are killed and close to 400,000 are injured annually in accidents involving distracted drivers. Because drivers don’t always admit to distracted driving, the actual numbers of injuries and deaths is estimated to be much higher.

Council President O’Leary was moved to propose the ban after hearing from many residents about near misses with distracted drivers and experiencing the same himself. “On balance, this is a really important step to make our community safer,” he said. What we need in our society with respect to using a cell phone while driving, is a cultural shift the same way that we had to confront the dangers of drinking and driving. And actually, all the data suggests that the dangers of cell phone use while driving is on par with the dangers of drinking and driving.”

Public Safety Committee Chairman Tom Bullock guided the legislation through several technical revisions and focused committee discussion on carving out narrow exceptions for;

  • Communicating or navigating using hands-free features built into the vehicle.
  • Communicating or using navigation tools on a mounted device.
  • Accepting a fare, accepting a call, or making a call using a device’s one-touch capability if the device is mounted.

“Recommendations made by the Ohio Distracted Driving Task Force were quite important to me in supporting Lakewood’s new law. Their research shows that distracted driving is as dangerous as drunk driving, it’s on the rise in Ohio, and Cuyahoga County is among the top three for distracted driving deaths and serious injuries. Current laws aren’t enough since they lack clarity and aren’t a primary offense, which we know has reduced traffic deaths in other states,” said Bullock.

“Since distracted driving crashes are 100 percent preventable, Lakewood should prevent them. We’ve taken a critical first step in adopting this new law.”

According to the Ohio Distracted Driving Task Force, jurisdictions which have enacted similar bans on cell phone use while driving have experienced a significant decrease in traffic fatalities. Fifteen states and the District of Columbia have laws that prohibit the use of handheld devices while driving and make using a device a primary offense. The Ohio Revised Code allows Ohio municipalities to enact distracted driving laws that go above and beyond the current state law. The Task Force has recommended that Ohio Governor Mike DeWine implement changes similar to those Lakewood made statewide.

Mayor Summers signed the legislation the day after adoption. He and Lakewood Police Chief Timothy Malley have expressed support for this measure throughout the legislative process.

“The Lakewood Police Department supports the new ordinance on distracted driving as an important step forward in deterring preventable accidents,” said Chief Malley.  “Distracted driving is a major cause of crashes on our roadways and giving our officers the tools to prevent these crashes from happening is appropriate.”

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Contact: Council President Sam O’Leary (216) 200-8002; Councilman Tom Bullock 440-554-7203

Attachments:

Ordinance 05-19

Ohio Distracted Driving Task Force Report


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2019

Lakewood City Council set to Establish New Tree Board – Volunteers Needed

LAKEWOOD, OH – On September 16th, Lakewood City Council will vote on legislation to establish a new body of volunteers focused on preserving and growing the City’s tree canopy. The new group, called the Tree Advisory & Education Board, will collaborate with the City on its forestry practices and educate fellow residents on responsible tree stewardship and the benefits of private property tree planting.

The idea to establish a permanent body of volunteers dedicated to the City’s urban forest has been periodically discussed by City officials for several years. In 2012, City Council convened a temporary Tree Task Force which issued a set of 19 recommendations, one being to establish a permanent board or commission dedicated to trees.

Public Works Committee Chairman, Councilmember Tristan Rader applauded members of the former Tree Task Force for their ongoing engagement with the City regarding its trees. “I am very appreciative of these individuals for staying involved and always advocating for our trees. I am pleased that Council is now poised to act on this important recommendation,” he said.

If enacted, City Council will appoint three members to the Board and Mayor Summers will appoint two members. Council President Sam O’Leary is hopeful that the new Tree Advisory & Education Board will get to work quickly. “Council is now accepting applications from residents who are passionate and knowledgeable about trees,” he said. “I am personally very excited to meet those who are willing to step forward for this opportunity,” he continued. Special consideration will be given to applicants with background and expertise in forestry or related fields.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their knowledge of and interest in trees to the Clerk of Council. Additional information about the City’ existing urban tree policies and practices are located on the City’s website at: http://www.lakewoodoh.gov/keeping-maintaining-our-tree-canopy/

Deadline for applications is Friday September 13th at noon.

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For more information, please contact Maureen Bach, Clerk of Council, at (216) 529-6053.

Clerk of Council Maureen Bach
Email:  [email protected]

Mail/Deliver:
Maureen Bach
Clerk of Council
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio  44107


 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2019

HELP WANTED: Lakewood City Council seeks applicants for Community Relations Advisory Commission

Lakewood City Council is seeking volunteers ready to engage with the community and advise their local government. Multiple opportunities are currently available to serve on the Community Relations Advisory Commission.

The mission of the Community Relations Advisory Commission is to promote respect for diversity, equity for all, and to foster bonds of mutuality between groups and individuals within the City. The Commission coordinates multiple signature outreach events each year and is currently serving in a mentorship role to the new Youth Council.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in and commitment to the values of diversity and equity to the Clerk of Council. Applicants must be Lakewood residents and be available for monthly meetings. Additional information about the Community Relations Advisory Commission, including agendas and minutes, are located on the City’s website at: http://www.lakewoodoh.gov/apply-register/boardscommissions/.

Positions will remain open until filled.

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For more information, please contact Maureen Bach, Clerk of Council, at (216) 529-6053.

Clerk of Council Maureen Bach
Email:  [email protected]

Mail/Deliver: Maureen Bach

Clerk of Council
12650 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio  44107


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2019

LAKEWOOD CITY COUNCIL INVITES RESIDENTS TO EXPLORE 100 YEARS OF COUNCIL HISTORY ONLINE

LAKEWOOD, OH – Lakewood City Council invites the public to explore one hundred years of the City’s legislative history on its new online self-service public records portal.

The portal houses one hundred years of ordinances & resolutions and will be continually updated after each council meeting. The Clerk of Council’s Office will release additional Council records onto the portal in the months and years ahead.
The online link to access the portal is: https://www.rdso3donline.com/lakewood. There are also links to access the portal from the City Council website.

“While the Council Office is known for readily triaging requests for Council records, today’s digital age sets higher expectations that this information be directly accessible to constituents 24/7,” said Council President Sam O’Leary. “Public records truly belong to the people, not the government, and I am excited that we have found a measurable way to put this fundamental principle into practice,” he continued.
Clerk of Council, Maureen Bach worked with O’Leary, an outside vendor and the City’s information systems division to launch the portal.

“This is a big step for the Council Office.” she said. “It really highlights the long legacy of Clerks in this office who have worked hard over the past century to carefully catalog and maintain these records. I am delighted that those efforts can now be shared with the public.”

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Contact: Council President Sam O’Leary (216) 200-8002; Clerk of Council Maureen Bach (216) 529-6053


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2019

CITY INVITES RESIDENTS TO EXPERIENCE THE NEW COVE PARK

Ward 4 Councilman Dan O’Malley and the City of Lakewood’s Planning Department invite residents to come out and experience the new and improved Cove Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony and line up of family-friendly activities on Friday, June 14th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Since 2016 the City has been working to revitalize Cove Park. The project broke ground in November 2017 and is now complete.  All told, the City has invested $700,000 in new amenities for the park including playground equipment, a new playing field surface, a picnic shelter, benches, bike racks, picnic tables and more. The parking lot was upgraded by replacing 2/3rds of the hard surface with pervious pavers.

“On-site stormwater management is especially important in urban areas, and the City of Lakewood is committed to taking a leadership role. This park redevelopment offered a great opportunity to do just that, “says city planner Michelle Nochta. “Residents are excited to see their ideas in action at Cove Park.”

The park is located within a low-moderate income area, which enabled the City to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars to fund the project. Use of these funds was recommended by the City’s Citizens Advisory Committee, a volunteer Committee that comes together each year to decide how to allocate CDBG funds.

“These renovations were truly community-driven,” remarked Ward 4 Councilman Dan O’Malley, in whose ward Cove Park is situated. “I commend the Citizens Advisory Committee for recognizing the great need to re-invest in Cove Park and to the many residents who came out to offer their suggestions at community meetings. I am pleased that the Planning Department was able to incorporate so many resident suggestions and deliver a Cove Park for Ward 4 to be proud of.”

The City is excited to showcase the many new features of the park to residents this spring. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for June 14th at 6:00 p.m. In addition, Lakewood Public Library, the Lakewood YMCA, and other community organizations will be present to lead family-friendly activities. Barring severe weather, the event is rain or shine.

Who: Councilman Dan O’Malley & the City of Lakewood Planning Department
What: Cove Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Celebration
When: Friday June 14th 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Cove Park, Lakewood Ohio

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Contact: City Planner Michelle Nochta at 216-529-5906 or Clerk of Council Maureen Bach at 216-529-6053.

About Cove Park: Cove Park is a 3-acre public park located immediately north of the railroad tracks between Cove Ave. and Thoreau Ave. Parking is available at the entrance adjacent to Cove Ave.

Cove Park: New picnic pavilion and bike racks

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2019

Councilmembers Tristan Rader and Meghan F. George to Propose Public Records Chapter

LAKEWOOD, OH – Councilmembers Tristan Rader and Meghan F. George are set to propose an ordinance to establish a public records chapter within the code of the City of Lakewood. The ordinance proposes to create a chapter of the code that would reinforce important portions of the city’s current Public Records Retention Policy into law.

New objectives contained within the proposal include:

  • Create a public records request web portal that is easy to use, up to date and interactive that will allow the public to:
    • Easily and quickly submit specific requests in once place
    • Allow for anonymity
    • Track requests in real time
    • Fulfil the request timely
    • Store all request for review, reporting and public search
  • Two-day response time to initially respond to a request
  • Strengthen provisions around redactions and exemptions, to make sure we are withholding only what is absolutely necessary
  • Appoint a city employee as Public Records Administrator
  • Mandate public records training for top officials
  • List types of records and information open to the public (non-exhaustive)

Councilmembers Rader and George emphasized that open government leads to a better informed citizenry and greater public participation in government. Additionally “Having a chapter of our code dedicated to public records would not make Lakewood unique. We feel strongly that not only should we have a chapter in our code dedicated to the extremely important topic of public records, but that we continue to leverage technology to make the public records request process more transparent and easier to use.”

The Public Records Chapter ordinance is on the docket for the May 20, 2019 Council meeting held at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of Lakewood City Hall. It is expected that upon introduction the ordinance will be referred to a Council committee for further deliberation. Council meetings are also streamed live on the City’s website here: http://www.lakewoodoh.gov/councilvideos/

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For more information please contact Councilmembers Tristan Rader 440-315-2852 and Meghan George at 216-544-6745.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2019

Lakewood City Council Raises the Age from 18 to 21 to Purchase Tobacco & Nicotine Products

On Monday, March 18th, Lakewood City Council unanimously adopted legislation to raise the minimum age for sale of all tobacco and nicotine products from 18 to 21. In doing so, Lakewood joins seven states and over 450 municipalities across the country, including twenty-one Ohio communities which have passed similar laws since 2015.

The legislation was proposed by Ward 3 Councilmember John Litten in response to the recent nationwide surge in use of alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes among youth. “After considering that 95% of addicted smokers initiate smoking before age 21 and seeing how similar laws have reduced rates of tobacco use in other communities, I was compelled to bring this proposal before my Council colleagues,” said Mr. Litten.

“This change strikes the right balance by raising the age, but also decriminalizing our enforcement. Council worked hard to make sure that this law isn’t about punishing small businesses or kids, but is instead about making a meaningful difference in the health of our community and our young people’s future,” Council President Sam O’Leary said.

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and Mayor Summers’ administration worked collaboratively with Council over two Health & Human Services Committee hearings and three readings at Council Meetings to craft legislation specific to Lakewood’s needs. Mayor Summers endorsed the legislation with his signature the day after passage. This new policy is consistent with our opportunity to think anew about becoming and staying healthy,” said Mayor Summers. “I am grateful for City Council’s leadership on this initiative. Forward-thinking communities across the country are stepping up their protection of our youth. Lakewood now joins these cities.”

The City will partner with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to enforce the ordinance. Prior to implementation, the Board will proactively reach out to all Lakewood tobacco and nicotine retailers with information and education about the new requirements and provide the required signage. “The Board really sees this as a long-term partnership with retailers. We are prepared to provide the materials and invest the time necessary working with them to ensure that they have everything they need to be compliant with the new requirements,” said Rick Novickis, Director of Environmental Public Health at the Board.

The new ordinance imposes fines and the revocation of a retailer’s permit to sell tobacco and nicotine products if they fail to comply with the new requirements.

Visit http://www.lakewoodoh.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/76-18-Tobacco-21.pdfto view the legislation. For additional information, please contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health  at (216)201-2000 ext.1200.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2019

COUNCIL PRESIDENT SAM O’LEARY ANNOUNCES TOWN HALLS

LAKEWOOD, OH – City Council President Sam O’Leary will be hosting his first two town halls of the year on March 5th from 7:00PM-8:30PM in the Lakewood Library Main Branch multimedia room and Thursday, April 18th from 7:00PM- 8:30PM in the Lakewood Library- Madison Branch conference room. Councilman O’Leary invites all Lakewood citizens to come for meaningful discussion and to hear about the City’s progress moving forward.

“In my eight years of serving this community, these town halls are an excellent opportunity for citizens of Lakewood to engage directly with their local government and I’m excited to hear feedback from the community,” Council President O’Leary said. “This community is full of good ideas and insights, and we make this community better every time we have these conversations.”

Councilman O’Leary’s upcoming town hall events follow in the footsteps of Mayor Michael P. Summers’ “Listening to Lakewood” events held at different locals throughout the city. “We recognize the fundamental importance of meeting our residents where they are, which is out and about in the community. Most people don’t have the time or the interest to come to a City Council meeting, but that doesn’t make their voice any less valuable or their input any less insightful,” President O’Leary said. “Often when making a decision, we have the data, but we need the perspectives of our neighbors to make sure City policies make sense for them.”

Who: Councilman Sam O’Leary
What: Town Halls- Open to the Public
When: Tuesday, March 5th 7:00PM-8:30PM & Thursday, April 18th, 7:00PM-8:30PM
Where: Lakewood Public Library- Main Branch conference room (March 5th date); Lakewood Public Library- Madison Branch meeting room (April 18th date)

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Contact: Councilman Sam O’Leary; [216-200-8002 / [email protected]]

About Council President Sam O’Leary: Sam O’Leary is a lifetime resident of Lakewood and graduate of the Lakewood City Schools. Sam grew up on Clarence Avenue, but moved to Clifton Boulevard when he returned to Lakewood after studying public policy at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

From early involvement in numerous political and civic campaigns, to serving on the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Tax Incentive Review Council, Sam has committed himself to knowing Lakewood, its residents, and the issues we face as a city. These experiences inform Sam’s vision of Lakewood as an historic and unique residential city complimented by vibrant commercial corridors that comprehensively serve the shopping, dining, and recreational needs of our citizens. To that end, Sam strives to develop and support partnerships between public, private, and non-profit stakeholders that turn eyesores into economic engines, while preserving our delicate balance of residential and commercial interests.

Sam has been representing Ward 2 on Lakewood City Council since 2014 and was elected Council President by his colleagues in 2016 and 2018.

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