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25 years ago: Parking meters to stick around until at least early 1990s

May 4, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 4, 1988:

  • Parking meters were to be an unavoidable part of downtown parking for at least a few more years. The Lawrence City Commission had voted this week to approve issuing $200,000 in parking meter revenue bonds to expand a public parking lot in the 800 block of New Hampshire Street. According to an article today, the outstanding debt financed by the meters would have been paid off in 1991, but the new bonds would require the meters to be kept in place until 1993.
  • Kansas University fans who wanted to proclaim their love for the Jayhawks might have been disappointed today. Due to a dispute between the Kansas House and Senate, measures that would have allowed changes to current license-plate policy were "left parked in the legislative junkyard" at the close of the legislature's 1988 session, according to an article today. In February, the Senate had approved a bill that would have allowed specialized tags boosting any public or private post-secondary school in the state. Roadblocks had been thrown up by the House in the form of numerous amendments designed to address citizen concerns on the new format of the Kansas tags.

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