“We will continue to do this as long as people keep moving in, People continue to come to Tent City from all over the Country, and it must stop – even the current residents of Tent City are not happy about some of the new arrivals.”
The irony did not escape many people. This week saw the passing of the "Smart Growth" plan that would allow over 3000 units to be built in the Cedarbridge area. The planning board could not grasp the concept that building for more residents to move into Lakewood is just not practical at this time. Lack of infrastructure, traffic, higher taxes and the need for services are an unfair burden to place upon the residents already living here, just so a few well connected builders and a man with a delusional vision of grandeur can get what they want. All of it done at the expense of the taxpayers, the schools, and the children of Lakewood.
So it seems that in Tent City you can take a bulldozer and knock down homes that current residents are not happy about. In the rest of Lakewood it is up to three people to decide the level of comfort we are allowed. They decided the great altruism we should have in allowing everyone to move to Lakewood for inexpensive housing at our own expense.