Well! Well! Well! Surprise! Surprise! Lawrence needs a new $24 million police headquarters facility (probable sales or property tax increase), and the city needs to pay its share to add four dispatchers to the 911 center (probable property tax increase).
That $25 million, or is it now ONLY $22.5 million, for the Rock Chalk Park complex sure would look good right about now. Oh, yes! The city commissioners knew about these other needs before they threw their votes into the sports mania machine ahead of public safety.
I hope Lawrence voters will remember this the next time they vote for city commissioners, especially PAC-backed candidates! Thanks to Commissioner Mike Amyx for standing alone against this wasteful use of public money in light of our public safety needs.