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How were the members of the Planning Commission Task Force that made the recommendation on the South Lawrence Trafficway selected? Who are the members and how did they vote on recommendation?

Members of the South Lawrence Trafficway Planning Commission task force were selected by the chair of the Planning Commission, Ron Durflinger. The members are: planning commissioners Jane Bateman, David Burress and John Haase; Douglas County Commissioner Bob Johnson; Lawrence City Commissioner Marty Kennedy; and Mary Loveland of the Lawrence school board. Task force members then asked Planning Director Linda Finger to join the group and allowed her to vote on the final recommendation. The task force split 5-2 over the 32nd Street B recommendation, with the vote as follows: Bateman, Kennedy, Johnson, Loveland, and Finger voting in favor, and Burress and Haase voting against.


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