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City contradiction

February 11, 2006

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To the editor:

The City Commission plans to spend money to obtain green space for trees, parks and walking paths.

However, the City Commission also recently voted to support removing four-plus acres of trees and a walking path from the Peterson Acres area north of Peterson Road. This space will be used to build more city-owned housing units.

Concerns were expressed before the vote about existing problems in this area with drainage, sewerage and access into the area by emergency vehicles, but to no avail.

Surely there is another open area where these units can be built without destroying beautiful, mature trees.

Comments

Speakout 8 years, 10 months ago

Mature tree, beautiful grassy areas don't bring money to the City of Lawrence. Really nothing does except raising taxes. The city destroys, then charges lots of taxes to re-tree the area and plant new grass. I think its time to change the city's way of doing things. They put millions into these round abouts and I have no idea why. They are a hazzard to drivers and they are put into areas that don't need them. But now it would costs millions to take them out. POOR PLANNING. PERIOD!

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