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What is the most important issue facing the new Lawrence City Commission?

Response Percent Votes
Infrastructure maintenance
 
28% 126
Business development
 
25% 114
Budget
 
21% 97
Employment
 
20% 93
Other (tell us in the comments)
 
4% 19
Total 449

Comments

boxers_or_briefs 6 years, 10 months ago

Closing the homeless shelter and cleaning up the mess left behind downtown.

Sigmund 6 years, 10 months ago

After we got the free upgrades to our sprinklers, how else can we get the taxpayers to subsidize our big downtown landlords and cronies??

Starbrite 6 years, 10 months ago

No question. The number one priority for the new Lawrence City Commission should be to locate and provide a basic shelter for those in our community who are homeless--and soon. The current shelter is much too crowded. Until we no longer have people sleeping on 2-inch mats on the floor in a crowded building, or out in the extreme heat or cold where they can die of heat stroke or hypothermia, we should not even think about funding other projects.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 10 months ago

Keeping disgruntled people from vandalizing buildings they don't approve of.

Thunderdome 6 years, 10 months ago

A good start would be to get back to basics (roads and infrastructure) and stop trying to line your own pockets. Second, if we are going to fund the Lawrence Regional Technology Center and the Lawrence/Douglas County Bioscience Authority, let's get some people to lead those agencies who actually know what they are doing and hold them accountable. We have been finding both on the basis that we want to develop life science industries in our community and neither agency would know a good life science opportunity if it fell out of the sky, landed on their face, and started to wiggle.

booyalab 6 years, 10 months ago

"Back to basics" doesn't get one elected, though. Does it?

Thunderdome 6 years, 10 months ago

I don't know...it's been so long since we've had anyone campaign on that type of platform, I don't know how it would go over. Better infrastructure, better schools, and measured, logical economic development initiatives sound good to me.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 10 months ago

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Tony Kisner 6 years, 10 months ago

The hole in the street in front of my house.

jafs 6 years, 10 months ago

"Back to basics" would be great.

Let's take care of the necessities first and foremost.

I've never understood why we don't do that more of the time.

Flap Doodle 6 years, 10 months ago

How long is the unstated prohibition on making even indirect references to that certain person going to last?

Richard Heckler 6 years, 10 months ago

Stop supporting reckless building that floods the markets!

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