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2011 race for Lawrence City Commission

Candidate selector Lawrence City Commission 2011 candidate selector

Welcome to our candidate selector for Lawrence City Commission 2011 candidate selector. It's a fun and educational tool that can help you decide which candidate(s) you agree with the most.

Here's how it works. Below, we've listed a set of issues and the candidates' positions on these issues. Check the box next to a candidate's response if you agree with it. After you're done, we'll tell you which candidate(s) you agreed with the most.

Please note that this is meant to be fun and educational - but shouldn't necessarily be used as the de facto way of making such an important decision. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about each candidate.

Do you support the city studying the privatization of the city’s trash system?

Would you favor the city creating a city-operated curbside recycling service or do you believe that the system should continue to be operated privately?

Did you support the $18 million bond issue to expand, renovate and add parking to the Lawrence Public Library?

Are you interested in receiving proposals to redevelop city-owned parking lots in Downtown Lawrence?

Do you support the city’s decision to take over ownership of the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant and its plans to convert the area into an industrial/business park?

What’s your position on the use of tax abatements to attract economic development projects to the city?

How would you rate the overall condition of city streets on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being poor and 10 being excellent?

Do you believe the city needs a recreation center to serve the western portion of the city, and would you work to move that project forward during your term?

Would you have supported a proposal to allow Lowe’s to build a store near Sixth Street and Folks Road?

Do you support the use of incentives such as Community Improvement Districts and Transportation Development Districts that allow businesses to charge an additional sales tax to help pay for improvements at their properties?

How would you rate the quality and effectiveness of the city’s public transit system on a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being poor and 10 being excellent?