To the editor:
I am intrigued by the fact that so many people believe that three new city commissioners will provide "the answer" to all of Lawrence's economic problems.
Me? I see a town that has built way too many apartment complexes - a number of which are not even close to being filled - and way too many buildings that contain no businesses. It seems to me that the last thing we need is a City Commission that is going to advocate building more empty apartment complexes and more empty buildings.
Do we really want a town that has no style or personality because every once-beautiful neighborhood has an apartment building slapped in the middle of the street and every intersection has a shopping district and a Wal-Mart? Or are we really that desperate to look like Olathe?