I’m referring to the North Lawrence Second Street and Locust intersection upgrade.
The city of Lawrence gladly takes taxes from North Lawrence residents, but hems and haws around when it comes to getting fire protection to them. Since when is paying firemen overtime pay to be stationed in North Lawrence more important than being prepared to save human lives of North Lawrence people?
I wholeheartedly disagree with the fire chief’s analysis of the “study” of fire protection between North Lawrence and South Lawrence.
This upgrade and surrounding situations certainly justify fire protection to be closer to North Lawrence from now through next April. That is 10 months, people.
If the city commissioners can’t justify overtime for firemen, then we should not have put in so many bike paths, so many ungodly looking roundabouts or brick streets for Old West Lawrence. Seems to me that the city of Lawrence “powers that be” have their priorities all messed up!
On July 14, the Journal-World, on page 6A, had a story saying the city manager proposes budgeting $50,000 per year for 10 years to renovate the old Carnegie Library. Wow!
What is wrong with this picture?