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The Lawrence City Commission made several significant decisions Tuesday night. Which of these decisions concerns you the most?

Response Percent Votes
Raising taxes 0.425 mills to help maintain T ridership hours.
 
33% 112
Not providing $250,000 for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s WRAP program, which works with children to prevent violence.
 
32% 108
Approving plans for the city’s second Wal-Mart.
 
28% 96
Giving city employees a 2-percent raise.
 
5% 18
Total 334

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Richard Heckler 6 years, 3 months ago

Three-fourths of Americans believe that being smarter about development and improving public transportation are better long-term solutions for reducing traffic congestion than building new roads, according to a survey sponsored by the National Association of Realtors® and Smart Growth America.

The 2007 Growth and Transportation Survey details what Americans think about how development affects their immediate community. Nearly three-quarters of Americans are concerned about the role growth and development play in climate change, as well as remaining concerned about traffic congestion. Half of those surveyed think improving public transit would be the best way to reduce congestion, and 26 percent believe developing communities that reduce the need to drive would be the better alternative. Only one in five said building new roads was the answer.

Read more about 2007 Growth And Transportation Survey http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/narsgareport2007.html

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proud_right_winger 6 years, 8 months ago

I hate government programs sucking at our wallets with high taxes, but I am very sad the WRAP program might not make it. My kids really got a lot of help from the nice lady at their school.

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