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25 years ago: City commission considers annexation proposals

July 30, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 30, 1986:

  • City commissioners were considering a request by Mayor Sandy Praeger for the city to begin annexation procedures for a 27-acre “island” of unincorporated land southeast of Sixth Street and Monterey Way. Commissioner Ernest Angino suggested that staff should go even further by studying annexation of all land controlled by developers bordering western city limits. “I don’t want to see it come in chunks and pieces,” Angino said. However, he said that annexation should not include land all the way to Clinton Lake because it was not all controlled by developers willing to be annexed.
  • The Jayhawk Defense Initiative, a 40-member nuclear awareness student group at Kansas University, was waging a postcard campaign to invite President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to Lawrence to initiate arms talks. Douglas County commissioners, when approached for their signatures, said that they wanted to learn the reaction of KU Chancellor Gene Budig before committing themselves to the project.

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