To the editor:
Buried in the back of Tuesday's paper were the public notices. All the people who did not pay their 2006 property taxes were listed - over a thousand properties in Douglas County, totaling more than $2.3 million. Some properties are two, three and four years in arrears on their property taxes. There are several local developers, builders and slumlords of the student ghetto on the list. Why are these property owners allowed to continue developing, building and renting in Lawrence and Douglas County? If I had outstanding tickets and was stopped by a cop while driving, I'd be hauled in and made accountable.
I think it's time to stop giving county and city permits of any kind to these property tax evaders. I'm pretty sure that all of us who paid our property taxes want all of you who didn't to pay up!