The Lakewood Fire Commissioners office made the headlines several times in recent years over policies, spending and corruption. Just recently we reported how the former secretary wrote herself a check of $80,000 without the Commissioners approval. Many Lakewood residents have chosen to protest the 5 member Board of Commissioners lack of cooperation and transparency by voting in new Commissioner Larry Loigman last year.
Each year the elections are held on a Saturday in February at the Station 67 on James st. and River Ave. With limited parking and an overloaded rush of Jewish observant voters trying to reach the polling station after the conclusion of the Sabbath has made the need for additional locations apparent for any fair elections. Yet the Lakewood community has been turned down each time additional polling locations have been requested to accommodate all voters.
Why are the Commissioners so afraid of a fair and honest elections? Do the Commissioners really believe sabotage tactics will help them?