City of Lakewood

Lakewood, Ohio, United States

The City of Lakewood (City) is working through a regulatory response and developing an infrastructure plan to address combined sewer overflows.  Raftelis developed an extensive community engagement program to demonstrate that the City is advocating on behalf of their citizens in terms of an affordable plan to address regulatory concerns.

The engagement efforts implemented by Raftelis and City staff included facilitated round table discussions, electronic voting at a large public meeting and a community open house to gather public input. Raftelis’ staff introduced the use of onsite polling technology for the public meeting, developing an interactive public event that allowed more than 80 citizens to provide feedback on the options the City could pursue to address this issue.

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