To the editor:
Hey! I've got it! It was in front of us all the time. All we need is a city sticker for automobiles. Somewhere around $100 a year. Oh no, cost should be based upon value of the vehicle or maybe the reverse of the EPA-estimated fuel economy - lower fuel economy means a higher cost for the city sticker!
Look at the untapped tax money there! And this city sticker doesn't have to only be for Douglas County vehicles. It would have to be bought by any vehicle to be operated or parked within the city for say one month; over that you need a city sticker. That'll get the business vehicles licensed out of state but used in Lawrence. There you go, folks. Use that money to fund the T, cut down on driving, increase parking places.
Oh, wow, am I brilliant or what! I'm gonna have to move back to the city so I can run for commissioner 'cause I've got even more ways to tax the residents.