To the editor:
The lion’s share of taxpayers, I feel, do not support the rec center project, judging from letters, conversation on the matter and the many Journal-World comments.
Not only that, but the USD 497 school district has spent $20 million or more on a very similar project that is expected to drive economic growth. Why does Lawrence, Kansas, need to spend another $30 million to $40 million and maybe more?
Wouldn’t these tax dollars be better spent on a vocational-technical campus that encourages higher education and job skills and also encourages economic growth? Students are a substantiated wise investment.
Let the voters decide; it’s our money! Yes taxpayers do own the tax dollars in this community. Put this matter on the ballot out of respect for taxpayers.