Most of the people who work in the Lakewood City Hall seem to be nice folks. In fact, you might say the Lakewood city government projects the image of a well-behaved little boy who doesn't stick raisins up his nose or snore in church. But even nice little boys can sometimes be spiteful.
Recently I received, as I have for the past 30 years, a billing for our Lakewood city business license. But this year our license fee was almost double the amount we have paid in the past. When I phoned City Hall and inquired about the fee increase I was told: "We have changed your license classification because it has been brought to our attention that you run a full-time business, and quite a sizable one at that."