For Immediate Release —
One week ago, Lakewood City Council was informed by The Save Lakewood Hospital Committee that a petition to put the hospital issue on the ballot in 2016 would soon be placed in their hands.
With seven days to ponder the issue, council has yet to make a decision.
To make the March ballot, council must call a special session and vote to put it on that ballot. Council’s continued silence will mean the issue is headed to the November ballot, or else a special election which would cost Lakewood taxpayers between $100,000 and $150,000. The Board of Elections can only wait for so long.
This is a big decision and the sooner made, the better for everyone involved. Otherwise, the future of the hospital remains in limbo.
We respectfully advocate that Lakewood City Council assemble in special session today or tomorrow and allow voters to freely choose, in March, what the future of their health care will be.
For questions and comments, our contact information is below.
Save Lives, Save Jobs, Save Lakewood, Save Lakewood Hospital.
Save Lakewood Hospital Committee