To the editor:
Surely I cannot be the only one who sees the glaring inconsistencies between what various city “authorities” say they want and what they do or don’t do.
They say they want to encourage retirees to relocate to Lawrence. Yet one thing discouraging anyone of “mature years” from coming to the city is the absence of the simple amenities, e.g., well-maintained and well-lit sidewalks to encourage healthy walking day and night, parks in all parts of town, not just the center, which provide places to sit and read without the din of baseball games or other kid-related activities, library resources easily accessible wherever one lives, and the like.
Yet I read in this newspaper of a new skateboard facility, a sidewalk with automated lighting from campus to the downtown bars, a sports facility with an ice rink, permission to a developer to put sidewalks on only one side of the street in a new project, etc. Get real, be honest!