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What do you think of a consultant’s proposal to guide city planning?

Response Percent Votes
We paid $250,000 for that?
76% 386
It’s an insightful vision of Lawrence’s future
20% 102
3% 18
Total 506


Meatwad 10 years, 9 months ago

you people who voted against this, I'm guessing you know nothing about it.

Jeanne Cunningham 10 years, 9 months ago

Man, just think how many scanners, computers, microfilm to CD converters, etc. all that money could have bought!!! Not to mention wireless access points and/or laptops for kids who don't have one.

What good does it do to have a fancy building full of wonderful stuff if the people who need/want it most can't get to it when they need it????

del888 10 years, 9 months ago

I wonder what makes the city think that a single smaller neighborhood can support a neighborhood business. It costs a small fortune to run a business in this town and a neighborhood cannot produce enough traffic to make a business successful. In a few years these neighborhood businesses will all be closed. That little shopping center at 19th and Haskell is pretty well vacant. Paying a consultant $250,000 won't make people shop there. Also, what's the deal with "less traffic because people will walk". Are you kidding me? When was the last time you walked to a store? It's not going to happen. These consultants my be good at planning for the future, but they have no common sense. If you want to know about a small neighborhood business, ask one.

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