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,