What Would You Improve in Lakewood in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Lakewood what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Lakewood to make it an even better place to live?

What is on Lakewood's wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013?

Tell us in the comment section below or upload a Local Voices blog about why you love living here.

sudee January 02, 2013 at 06:41 PM
Jean, exactly! You are so right
LC Thayer January 03, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Oh look, someone still has an ax to grind over the farmers market. SHOCK.
Locked n Loaded January 03, 2013 at 01:12 PM
There needs to me more places to fish. Its somehing that alot of familys can do together at very little cost. A good spot is the American lake boat launch. But there are no fishing signs posted. N god forbid u do fish from it. Lakewood PD will act like fools if they catch you out there. They treated my father in law like he was some criminal. He took my 9yr old fishing and was not sure of a place to fish other then there. Pretty sad way to treat a retired Army Vet.
David Anderson January 03, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Come to Bill's Boathouse on American Lake in Tillicum. Especially the 3rd Saturday in April when, at 11 A.M., we plan to release 6,100 Rainbow trout, 1# each. The event includes a pancake breakfast the proceeds of which benefit the community. Of course we are also open year round and the first child fishes free with a paying adult - $4.25 all day! Can't buy a Happy Meal hardly for that!
CCaruso January 05, 2013 at 01:28 AM
I live on Washington Blvd SW, and it's true - I don't feel safe walking along a 3-lane road with cars buzzing by at 35mph. I see people jogging on the shoulder on Gravelly Lake Dr. every morning, and I admire their courage but I hold my breath while driving past them. With sidewalks, I could take my dogs out for walks around the neighborhood without worrying about getting run over, especially in the winter when it's still dark when I leave for work and even darker when I get home. If I had kids, I'd love to be able to push a stroller to Lakewood Town Center (which is only 2 miles away) on the weekends. As it is, I'd like to be able to walk there by myself without worrying about getting run over - it's only 2 miles away! Sidewalks wouldn't just make pedestrians safer, they'd make all of us safer - higher property values, more chances to meet our neighbors, etc.Yes, they aren't a dire necessity, and yes they cost money (everything does). But as a resident of one of the busier streets in my neighborhood - I'd be more than happy to give up the necessary feet of the right-of-way for both bike lanes and sidewalks, and pay modestly higher taxes to do it, because I know I'd see the benefits.


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