A Note from Lakewood Ward 1

Councilwoman Ramey Johnson

Before I returned to City Council to complete the final two years of my term I told Mayor-elect Adam Paul in a recent e-mail: "I look forward to working constructively with you and the new City Council later this month."

My role will be to work with the new Mayor and the other Councilors to build consensus around the principles we fought for during the last mayoral race: a measured approach to development emphasizing quality construction that preserves our way of life and established neighborhoods, fiscal responsibility, enhanced public safety, and most importantly, integrity in city government.

I am encouraged by the composition of the new City Council. Several of the new Councilors embraced our principles. I'm also hopeful that those in power take the right lesson from the outcome of this election - Lakewood citizens expect us to work together and solve the problems for the best interest of the people. I anticipate split votes that will now truly represent the differing views of the people. That is a good thing.

Finally, please join me to make Lakewood an even better place that works for you. Let's get to work!


Ramey Johnson

Councilor, Ward 1