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Should the city spend $20 million or more on the PLAY project?

Response Percent Votes
76% 191
19% 48
4% 12
Total 251


Nick Yoho 11 years ago

I don't know... Thats a lot of $$$

On the other hand Lawrence was just rated poor "on things to do" by Frommers(see recent articles in LJW about Lawrence top 100th city")...


Kontum1972 11 years ago

20 MiL....duh..what about the budget cuts that are occurring.....we come up with 20 million and the city is crunching for cash....can we look at this picture again?

if feel like smoke is being blown somewhere...

karensisson 11 years ago

Lots of smoke. I wonder, if the taxpayers freak out over the alarming budget cuts that hurt lots of people, and approve the new Hack sales tax, will money suddenly appear out of nowhere for P.L.A.Y.?

KU_cynic 11 years ago

Sales tax receipts are down (probably because more shoppers are shopping out of Lawrence and lower discretionary income due to high gas prices), prompting proposals of cuts in city services.

Home values are likely to grow much more slowly over the next few years, leading to a slowdown in the growth of property tax receipts.

Road repairs are likely to be more frequent and more expensive than might have been anticipated a few years ago.

And yet some propose we commit to even more fixed cost to provide recreation services? And a new library? The ice rink is what really kills me.

Time for every body to look at the fiscal facts and get real. We're going to have a hard enough time paying for extant commitments, let alone a bunch of new ones.

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