To the editor:
As we approach the April general election for City Commission, I can't help but think back to the days when Lawrence was a thriving community that averaged no less than 2.5 percent growth per year, had a strong tax base, attracted homebuyers, builders, retailers and employers, and maintained a clean, structurally sound infrastructure.
Today, after six years of "progressive" leadership, we find ourselves woefully short on all of the above. What were we, next to last for growth in Kansas? I, for one, have had enough. I am voting for a broader tax base and better roads and sewers.
It is time for a change. Our taxes continue to climb, while at the same time our services and amenities are lagging behind other cities our size.
Deb Passig, Lawrence