Archive for Thursday, July 13, 2017

Forum for Lawrence City Commission candidates scheduled for Sunday

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., Thursday, July 7, 2016

July 13, 2017


A forum for Lawrence City Commission candidates has been scheduled for Sunday, ahead of the Aug. 1 primary election.

The forum is set for 3:30-5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

As part of the forum, hosted by the Voter Education Coalition, audience members will be able to submit questions to the candidates. The forum will also be live-streamed on the city's YouTube channel.

The terms of commissioners Lisa Larsen, Mike Amyx and Matthew Herbert are expiring this year. Eight candidates have filed for the election: Herbert, Larsen, Bassem Chahine, Dustin Stumblingbear, Jennifer Ananda, Ken Easthouse, Mike Anderson and Christian Lyche.

The primary election will narrow the field to six candidates for the general election on Nov. 7.

The Voter Education Coalition is a nonpartisan community organization that works to provide educational opportunities to the public.


David Holroyd 9 months, 1 week ago

It would be interesting if any of the candidates would comment and follow up on the talk going on for years about the beautification of Lawrence and entrances to the city.

Now that Mr. Fritzel has built a warehouse , no less, just south of a fairly decent motel at the Turmpike exit/entrance aka McDonald Drive, the city can thank Mr Fritzel for ruining that entrance with his warehouse, trailers out side, trucks, weeds and that big pile of dirt with weeds on it and a retention pond with algae,,well not today..some fresh rain water in it.

That entrance used to be showcased with the Hallmark Card plant and attractive office/cafeteria visisble from the road. The crown jewel of Lawrence coming into town and employing many folks.

One would think that KU wouldn't want such an unattractive entrance into town.

Maybe Mr. Carl Ellerd could comment on this issue since he understands the relationship of KU and the City.

Whatcha think Carl?

Now then...for the candidates are they aware that the public tax dollars have just been spent in a hazhardly way>

New curb at 14th and Ohio outside the Jayhawk Bar (still remains to be seen if the street drains..and if so, will go from the west to the east and in the winter be ice.) But that said, the new curb does not have the ADA walk in it. The curbing will need to be sawed out and the work done over.

You can thank Mr. Soules, Mr. Markus, your currently five inattentive commissoners for a job NOT so well done.

Check it out Carol Bowen, this extra work is at the cost of your street repair.

It is shoddy and unexcusable.

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