City commissioner Rob Chestnut peruses an overhead projection of the Lawrence High School site and the surrounding neighborhood during the city commission meeting Tuesday, night. Commissioners listened to opinions both in favor and against improved athletic facilities, concessions and parking at Lawrence High and Centennial schools, and at Free State High School as well.
Lawrence resident Roger Ricondo signs up to speak along with others during the public comment section of the city commission meeting Tuesday night. Ricondo, who lives near Lawrence High School, explained that he would speak against the school district's plans for improved athletic facilities, concessions and parking for various reasons including increased noise, traffic and crime.
City planner Paul Patterson presents the school district's proposal for improved athletic facilities, concessions and parking at the Lawrence High and Centennial School properties as well as at Free State High School Tuesday during the city commission meeting.
A Lawrence City Commission meeting gets underway Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. The city revenues are expected to fall nearly $1 million short of the budget.
School district chief operating officer Mary Rodriguez explains Tuesday night what members of the school district believe to be benefits associated with building improved athletic facilities and parking at Free State High School as well as at the Lawrence High and Centennial school properties.