To the editor:
This letter is in response to a recent article in the Journal-World (Dec. 28) indicating the city of Lawrence was going to spend $50,000-plus putting GPS’s (global positioning systems) on various city vehicles. This includes trash trucks, numerous maintenance vehicles and various other city-owned cars and trucks. The monitoring was going to be overseen by a company out of state. (Gee, where’s “local” Rueschoff’s?)
What in the wild, wild world of city government is going on at Sixth and Mass? If my trash is not picked up, it’s probably my fault. The sanitation workers I’ve met on my route are on time and very courteous. They are doing their jobs and don’t need “ankle bracelets.” If the trash isn’t picked up, I’ll call. If I see a major pothole, I’d call.
Where are the supervisors? Don’t we pay people to know where their employees are? Let’s put a GPS system on Dave Corliss and see what he does all day. We all know what he does; he does his job or he wouldn’t be there. Mike Amyx is cutting hair and “listening;” he doesn’t need one. Do your job. We don’t need “Big Brother.” GPS equals “government punishing society.”