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Do you support the decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the state’s approved route of South Lawrence Trafficway through the Baker Wetlands?

Response Percent Votes
75% 637
19% 163
Not sure
4% 40
Total 840


Larry Sturm 5 years, 9 months ago

This should have done 20 years ago when it would have cost 30 t0 50 million instead of 150 million plus and all the court costs.

KS 5 years, 9 months ago

Get r done! Quit wasting time and money.

senior_citizen 5 years, 9 months ago

This is a sad day for taxpayers in general, and conservationists in particular. "Developers" and other speculators will now use even more of our paying taxpayers' money to pave the wetlands, build ugly high-rises, and increase the already-high rate of vehicular homicide by idiots racing along a "southern bypass". P.S. A concise and readable brief would have helped the cause of the good guys.

50YearResident 5 years, 9 months ago

Careful Grampaw, you are hallucinating again, did you take your meds? Wait I'll call the nurse for you.

dlkrm 5 years, 9 months ago

75% YES as of 9:24am. Watch that figure drop as the paid protesters, tree huggers, and Obamatons start to roll out of bed in a couple of hours.

Charlie Dominguez 5 years, 9 months ago

hey! i am a supporter of the President and this "obamator" agrees with the ruling. You must watch "Fox" which states that all supporters of the President are brainwashed...see how silly it all sounds....

billbodiggens 5 years, 9 months ago


Indigenous_Intellect 5 years, 9 months ago

How foolish minded people can be? Hope you have fun destroying your children's future, you won't be here to remedy your actions, it will be their problem right?

notajayhawk 5 years, 9 months ago

Why stop at 80%, KansLib? Heck, cut out the ENTIRE defense budget. Oops - that STILL doesn't make up the deficits Obama is saddling us with.

jlw53 5 years, 9 months ago

The court has spoken.

Move Forward!

Clearly4Kansas 5 years, 9 months ago

If Bob Eye is elected to congress, he'll put a stop to this trafficway. Congressmen do those types of things.

bad_dog 5 years, 9 months ago

News flash!

K-10, Hwy 40 & I-70 already exist and stand ready to transport one and all from Topeka to Lawrence and back!

Jason Johnson 5 years, 9 months ago

Thank God! I'm tired of taking a good half hour or more to tow my boat through town! I want to get out to the lake in just a few minutes, which the SLT will let me do!

Other than a place for tree-huggers to make love in the mosquito clouds, do the wetlands serve any purpose other than to be a road-kill generator? Or a bug-juice splatter manufacturer?

Jason Johnson 5 years, 9 months ago

Actually you are wrong. Others included are: my wife, my kids, my neighbors, my sister-in-law and husband, several friends east of us, etc, etc. You should do well to make sure your posts are correct to avoid looking stupid.

George Lippencott 5 years, 9 months ago

I do. I am tired of driving through town to go east. There will be plenty of wet lands when the road is completed

Richard Heckler 5 years, 9 months ago

The SLT will increase Douglas County taxes perhaps more than we are never being told. Grab your tax dollar wallets.

The more Lawrence expands the larger the tax dollar money hole. Why?

The community has never stopped expanding long enough to catch up with the ever expanding cost of paying for the helter skelter growth decisions. In other words Lawrence has never been in a position where new growth is paying for itself.

There is one consequence of helter skelter aimless growth that usually goes unmentioned by the local media,city hall and elected officials - local profiteers are draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

Developers and EmpT cars are quite large budget items. Cars demanding a $250-$300 million roadway which only covers construction. Then come the millions necessary for maintenance and snow removal. All one monster tax increase.

dlkrm 5 years, 9 months ago

Your post makes no sense. "Aimless growth", as you derisively call it, leads to massive increases in sales and property taxes. The problem with the city and county budgets (as with all government budgets) is spending spending spending, not revenue generation. And, this is a state project.

Flap Doodle 5 years, 9 months ago

But, but, this was approved in an election! How can you dispute the will of the people? (from a source)

treeforest 5 years, 9 months ago

I mourn for another crushing blow to Native Americans - their reasons for wanting to protect this scared site are so often looked over. One would think that after 300+ years of chipping away at Native American interests in the name of progress, development and civilization, modern government would say "Okay, okay. You can have this site that is sacred to you and full of history." No, it must be destroyed for the sake of commerce.

George Lippencott 5 years, 9 months ago

Interesting question? I thought we are a nation of laws and the courts interpret them. Are we now deferring to the mob?

dlkrm 5 years, 9 months ago

Excellent observation! These people can never be happy.

JackMcKee 5 years, 9 months ago

The 100 or so people that voted 'no' ride the bus everyday and haven't left the city limits of Lawrence for a decade. They's like all of us to be trapped in the Lawrence bubble with them.

Beth Bird 5 years, 9 months ago

The simple answer is no. The highway should NOT go through the Wetlands.

David Albertson 5 years, 9 months ago

They've been debating this for most of my life. I'll be glad to see it completed. It will be so nice to bypass 23rd st on the way to the lake from Eudora. When are they going to tie K10 to I70 on the East side?

Reuben Turner 5 years, 9 months ago

well i be.. let the animals have some room to play; leave the wetlands alone. this has been in debate a long time, i know, and i'll be glad when they leave it be.

classclown 5 years, 9 months ago

Since it's not 51% to 49%, can it still be called a mandate?

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