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Archive for Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Douglas County Commission to consider SRS plan at meeting today

August 10, 2011

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Douglas County commissioners today will work through a loaded agenda that includes public discussion of the 2012 budget and a public hearing regarding plans to fund the Social and Rehabilitation Services office in Lawrence.

Commissioners will entertain public comment on the two items at the group’s 6:35 p.m. meeting. The proposal regarding the SRS office is a joint effort by the city and county to keep what they believe to be vital community services from being relocated. Both local governments would help fund the program through the next two years, during which time the office is expected to work to find other sources of income.

The County Commission will also open the floor for discussion regarding the 2012 county budget, which does not involve raising the mill levy.

The Douglas County Commission meets every Wednesday at 4 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass.

Comments

Shelley Bock 3 years, 4 months ago

I'm proud of Douglas County and the City of Lawrence stepping up when there is a need by doing the right thing.

On the other hand, I see the State of Kansas extorting monies over-and-above the taxes from the Lawrence and Douglas County population. The State can claim it is "meeting" the fiscal burden as it has shiftied costs to other levels. The Governor and Legislature can claim they're providing for Kansas, but they're only fooling us.

When will the populace wake up?

skinny 3 years, 4 months ago

The County better vote no!! They can't even afford to give their county employees a merit raise for 2012 they sure as heck can't afford to give away this kind of money!!

OldSoldier 3 years, 4 months ago

If you look closely at the video clip of SRS Secretary Siedlecki, he is saying with his mouth it might be a "win/win" situation, as he shakes his head from side to side in a "no" manner. Body language always trumps out. Might SRS have a Secretary who lies?

majorfunding 3 years, 4 months ago

i say it a very good thing for the county to cover this expense. It is a very good thing and such sup;port is precisely part of what makes the City of Lawrence the vibrant and compassionate place it is as it so well sets apart in blue, from the very red state surrounding it.

All my out of state friends look at Lawrence as an oasis in the sea of intolerance.. That makes me proud to be a part of it.

Even better would be a lawsuit against brownback for some sort of malfeasance or something. I am not a lawyer, but i know he is doing wrong and hope that it will turn against him in the end.

Yay for the Douglas County Commissioners..

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