The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to [email protected].
Thank you for your work on behalf of our community. I live on a small block called Ridge Fourth street which many Lakewood have never heard of. It is also right near Ridge avenue. This has caused a lot of confusion and aggravation. Mail and other packages have been delivered to Ridge avenue, service providers often go to Ridge avenue instead of our street, and even school bus drivers get confused and wind up on Ridge avenue. I was wondering how we could get the name of our street changed to alleviate the confusion.
A Ridge Fourth street resident
Response from Mayor Coles:
It is never an easy to change a street name, particularly when there are houses already on it. The first step would be to start a petition and hope that every resident agrees with you and is willing to allow the change. If you can get that, we can then go to the post office and get permission.
The hard part may be getting everyone to agree on the new name! If this is something you want to proceed with, please contact my office and we will be happy to help where we can.
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