To the editor:
What's wrong with this commission? Only $50, Commissioner Schauner, for a fine? You and your buddies think nothing of charging $72 for a burned-out headlight. You and your cohorts think nothing of charging $14.72 for sewer and $4 for a stormwater runoff fee each month on my water bill of $35.83. Over 50 percent in those two fees alone.
Charge the $300 fine and, in a very short time, with only 1,000 users of marijuana you will have 300,000 real dollars to use toward purchasing economic development land. After all, isn't the buying and selling of pot an economic development scheme for some?
To the City Commission, please get some real issues before you. If the five of you cannot come up with any new, really original ideas, then resign at the end of the year. After all, you are all now asking why you weren't told about sewers, about road planning, about what is what and what is not. I ask of all of you, why did you give the city manager a raise? Does he not tell you? I ask the city manager the following: Do you not ask questions of your staff?
To the taxpayers of Lawrence, ask yourself if the election was over. After all, nothing is happening. And with this marijuana nonsense, nothing will happen either. All that will happen is that yet another mayor gets to sign an ordinance to add to their list of accomplishments when their obituary is published.