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Citing the city’s economic woes, Lawrence City Manager David Corliss turned down the raise in salary city commissioners were offering as part of his annual evaluation. Do you support his decision?

Response Percent Votes
84% 265
12% 38
I don’t know.
3% 11
Total 314


nighthound05 10 years, 4 months ago

At least we know we have a City Manager with common sense. Unfortunately, it shows how insensitive our Mayor is to the city's financial situation.

jumpin_catfish 10 years, 4 months ago

Please, he's manipulating (to control or play upon by artful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage) the public's emotions. I'm not believing this is some kind of selfless act. Nope not buying it.

The defination is for those who really believe what public officials are saying to us.

KS 10 years, 4 months ago

Why not? It is his decision and this is where it needs to start.

BigPrune 10 years, 4 months ago

He essentially said, "The $130,000 buck stops here."

nobody1793 10 years, 4 months ago

Geez, maybe he should work for free, live under the bridge, and eat scraps from the dumpster behind free state. That sure would make me feel manipulated.

Kat Christian 10 years, 4 months ago

I commend him for his honesty. That's pretty brave of him to turn down more money. I think other polticians should follow his lead. Anyone who thinks negative of his actions need to stop being so cynical of good intentions. I'd wish more city officials, state & federal government higher ups would do the same. Then we'd have money to take care of the important things instead of lining the rich polticians pockets so they can buy new cars, large houses and vacation every other month on our hard earned money.

Fairness952 10 years, 4 months ago

The preface to the question -- "Citing the city's economic woes" -- says a lot about Lawrence. Most communities in our state and our country would love to trade our imaginary "woes" for their real ones. I'm not ignoring the impact an economic downturn is having on Lawrence, just pointing out how lucky most of us are in spite of it. That is, unless you live east of New Hampshire or are homeless, in which case the "economic woes" ARE real, and permanent.

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