Archive for Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Commissioner resigns from planning board

December 18, 2007


Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commissioner Joe Harkins is resigning from his position on the planning board.

Harkins said Monday that he would step down from the board Jan. 1 because he feels he's not able to devote enough time to the volunteer position.

This year, Harkins was appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve on the Kansas Corporation Commission. Harkins, 69, said he wasn't anticipating having that demanding of a job when he agreed to be a planning commissioner.

"I just feel I'm stretched a little too thin," Harkins said.

Harkins' replacement on the advisory board will be appointed by Mayor Sue Hack.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 10 years, 6 months ago

"Harkins' replacement on the advisory board will be appointed by Mayor Sue Hack."

No doubt someone as well and similarly connected as Sue.

Wilbur_Nether 10 years, 6 months ago

This is a loss to the board--Harkins is a thoughtful representative.

blindrabbit 10 years, 6 months ago

Boy, it sure pays to read the entire announcement before getting your hopes up. I my enthusiasm, I thought the story line was that "a Commissioner had resigned", my to my dismay it was not Sweet Sue. Oh well, it was another chance to expose her wiley ways.

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