Letter From LAC Continued

However there was some comforting news too. The askanim in town together with the taxpayer’s staunch supporters on the Committee, worked tirelessly until the very last minute to cut the proposed raise in half. They worked solely L’shem Shomayim, but were blocked by the Republican Administration, and our taxes were raised astronomically. We will now have a net tax raise of 13% over last year!!! At least we are able to discern who are our real advocates on the Committee. THANK YOU TO MEIR LICHTENSTIEN AND MENASHE MILLER!While we have lost the battle we will win the war. In the coming months we will highlight some of the free spending ways of the Lakewood Township departments, and the Board of Education, which have come to light after the Advisory committee presented their findings. We will let the Public know exactly what our Mayor and Deputy supported. Hopefully this will prevent us from repeating the same mistake next year, and we will bring back MAYOR RAY COLES!!! We would like to inform the readers that while the public hearing on the budget has been closed, the actual vote will take place at the June 18th Township Committee meeting. We would suggest that any citizen who feels that this budget should be voted down, even if it means shutting down Town Hall until a better one is introduced, should please come to the June 18th meeting in the Municipal Building at 7:30 p.m. While we cannot say that it will change anything, at least it will show the politicians that we are watching and will hold the Mayor and Deputy responsible for this travesty! (Click here to post comments on home page). (For a full report including an interview with Deputy Mayor Steve Langert, see this weeks issue of the Voice.)

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. Something makes no sense . If you are thanking Menashe Miller that means he took your side . In that case his vote ,together with Meir Lichtenstein and Ray Coles would be enough to override Singer and Langert . So something is wrong . Either Menashe doesnt have the guts to go against Singer ( which unfortunately seems to be the norm these days to the detriment of the Tzibur ),in which case why are you thanking him or there is something else hidden here . Also please spell correctly . The word is passed not Past Thank you

  2. How do you propose bringing back Ray Coles as mayor? He sits in the minority (Democrat) and of the incumbants, only Menashe Miller is up for reelection. While a shift in power to the Democrats could be affected were he to lose, you'd also be losing the community's biggest advocate. It sounds great, but it simply doesn't add up.

Comments are closed.