To the editor:
Here goes old Bud Nation again. I am too old to have it really matter what happens around me. I have fought heart attacks, a stroke, getting a pacemaker and defibrillator and have no further to go except into the ground. That is, if the developers leave any ground for me.
I suggest that we rename Lawrence to Developers Incorporated, for it seems they are ruling the city now. They say it is a beautiful entry into the city they have in mind out in my neighborhood northwest of Lawrence. If you drive to the east on the turnpike from where I live, you will see one of the beautiful developments, a bunch of houses on a hillside that reminds me of a song of some years back: "They are houses built of ticky tack and they all look just the same." On further east is the great North Lawrence mall that is almost empty.
You folks out where the city is now considering annexing with your horses, cattle, sheep had better sell out while selling is good. The city would not let a little girl have her two hens. Do you think they will let you keep your livestock?
Where will the sewage go? Oh, it will have its own water storage. Where will the water come from to store? I was a board member of RWD 1 for a term, and I don't think we have enough water to supply a new development. I am sure RWD 6 does not have it.