I see the city commission, county commission and chamber of commerce have chipped in to pay for a survey of the Law-rence work force. Is it the county commission's plan to at least try to bring the county employees' pay scales up to par?
The study will not evaluate the pay scale of Douglas County employees. Eco2, a Lawrence Chamber of Commerce task force designated to look for green and commercial spaces, said it proposed the study to get a clear picture of the county's existing labor pool. The study also will determine what would be required for commuting residents to remain and work in Douglas County. The study will be used to determine the type of businesses to recruit to the area and the infrastructure necessary to attract them.