To the editor:
OK, homeowners, do you want your property taxes to go up? This is exactly what will happen if a so-called enlightened group called Grassroots Action gets its way and the city commissioners pass a minimum wage ordinance for Lawrence. We are already a bedroom community because we don't have enough business and industry in Lawrence to provide jobs and take some of the property tax load off homeowners.
How many businesses and industries will want to come to Lawrence if they know there is a city minimum wage level higher than that imposed by the federal government? Lawrence is not so attractive that businesses will want to locate here anyway.
We could take a lesson from the city of Ottawa. Their property tax mil levy has been going down thanks to the foresight of their city leaders and the industry that has located there. One of those businesses was a company that we turned away.