To the editor:
As a hardworking taxpayer and regular voter who loves living in Lawrence (since 1988), I want to express my grateful appreciation to Mayor Mike Amyx and City Commissioner Sue Hack for their support for a 32nd Street route for the South Lawrence Trafficway.
On a sharply divided City Commission, Mayor Amyx and Commissioner Hack are standing up for hardworking taxpayers against special interests represented by commissioners Boog Highberger, Mike Rundle and David Schauner. The ruse that "the Lawrence community considers the wetland a local natural treasure" is so absurd that it might be dismissed as laughable, if it were not so serious a breach of public trust in our elected officials.
Please urge our mayor and city commissioners to vigorously oppose those who stand behind a false environmental banner to advance their own special interests. Greedy machine politics have no place in Lawrence.