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Archive for Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pay the bills

April 15, 2007

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To the editor:

I am forever amazed as to what will pop up next in our fair city of Lawrence! When one thinks they've heard it all, you hear of an organization called PLAY - Partners for Lawrence Athletics and Youth. What an appropriate name!

We just completed an election for city commissioners and the people have spoken. It's time the new mayor and city commissioners go to work and get business and industry into Lawrence to help underwrite all of those dreaming luxury programs. It's time we got back to basics and learn to live within our means and real priorities.

An increase in sales tax will not fly and should be forgotten.

Business growth, industry, jobs and all the spin-offs should be top priority. This will increase the tax base so that homeowners' and citizens' tax burdens can be lowered, not increased!

We don't need luxury programs - just those that pay the city of Lawrence's bills.

Eugene F. Reding,

Lawrence

Comments

jmadison 7 years, 8 months ago

Our current mayor is a tax and spender.

mom_of_three 7 years, 8 months ago

PLAY isn't new, it's actually been around for almost a year. So where has he been all this time.

Jamesaust 7 years, 8 months ago

"What are you trying to say about PLAY ...."

The PLAY is just playing while the rest of us are trying to do serious work - like run a city.

What next? A 5 million dollar proposal to build croquet fields?

Why is it that politicians never want their name associated with vital things like roads without potholes, or modernized sewer systems? (Look at KC where they've built a brand-new stadium complex for a team that doesn't exist while the water mains are over a century old and regularly burst.)

camper 7 years, 8 months ago

How about conrete roads? This asphalt is torn up every 2-3 years. Maybe it is more expensive short-term. But concrete may be a good long-term investment. To my knowledge, concrete holds up better under freeezing and rain conditions and is safer because it is less slick. Just a thought.

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