To the editor:
Remember when Lawrence was a hotbed of activity and growth? Remember when every retailer wanted to come to Lawrence? Remember when we had industry knocking on our door to locate in Lawrence? What happened?
The story of Lawrence kind of goes like the Aesop’s fable, “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Lawrence kept saying we were interested in smart growth and positive employment, but when the businesses came to town asking to locate here, Lawrence just said “no.” And now that Lawrence has no callers, we wonder why. As the old man said to the boy, “Nobody believes a liar — even when he is telling the truth.”
Let’s rebuild our tax base and our employment.