Archive for Thursday, February 4, 2010

40 years ago: Watson to work on several issues facing city

February 4, 2010


Among the top issues facing new city manager Buford Watson in the months just ahead were location of a new city landfill, activation of a police-community relations program. getting better-acquainted with the planning staff and “getting a handle” on the financial situation of Lawrence.

Officials agreed that while the drug abuse problem for the Lawrence area “teen scene” might be improved over what it had been the year before, it did not appear any worse. Officials, however, warned that the problem remained a serious one and would continue to worsen without firm, consistent and imaginative programs.


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