Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: MLK Drive

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].



Every time there’s a lot of rain there is a ton of flooding on Martin Luther King Drive just off Pine Street. The flooding can last well past the entire Lakewood is dry – it’s still flooded now at 1:00pm from the rain last night. As you know, this is a terrible intersection as it is, and the flooding makes it so much worse (and also risks damaging cars). It’s also impossible for pedestrians to walk past that area. The road slopes there, so it it probably needs proper drainage to be installed or a repair of the road itself. Can you please address this?

Thank you

Response from Mayor Coles:

Good morning,

I forwarded your email to our engineering department and asked them to have our inspectors check out the area and come up with a plan to alleviate any flooding.




Have a question for the Mayor? Send it to [email protected]

Have a question for the Chief? Send it to [email protected]

This content, and any other content on TLS, may not be republished or reproduced without prior permission from TLS. Copying or reproducing our content is both against the law and against Halacha. To inquire about using our content, including videos or photos, email us at [email protected].

Stay up to date with our news alerts by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

**Click here to join over 15,000 receiving our Whatsapp Status updates!**

**Click here to join the official TLS WhatsApp Community!**

Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected], Text 415-857-2667, or WhatsApp 609-661-8668.


  1. doesn’t the engineer know to look into this already?? why do we need to voice this openly, if every storm the area is totally flooded out, shouldn’t he know this just like everyone knows about this huge issue, perhaps he should be more involved.

Comments are closed.