Sound Off

Sound Off: I have noticed the new lighted sidewalk that runs between South Park and the Kansas University campus through the Oread neighborhood. How much did that cost the city to build the project?

The project cost $156,780, according to a recent city report. The city received $70,000 from Kansas University and $87,032 from the Community Development Block Grant program. The balance came from the city’s general fund.


Brian Hall 5 years, 6 months ago

Those numbers don't add up. Total cost of project: $156, 780 Cost KU paid: $70,000, leaving a balance of $86, 780 Cost the CDBG paid: $87, 032, leaving a balance of -$252.

So either the project cost more, the numbers KU/CDBG gave are incorrect or the last sentence should be worded with the money going to the city's general fund.

JackMcKee 5 years, 6 months ago

You're right and I'm not surprised. This newspaper is horrendous. It's an embarrassment. They'll report on some 9 year olds boo boo from crashing her bike then totally whiff when half the LPD and LFD end up half closing 23rd street on a Friday night.

chimein27 5 years, 6 months ago

Try living elsewhere and you'll realize how good LJWorld online really is. My current towns (150,000ppl) newspaper online will not even let you read more than 9 articles without a subscription. Sure there are mistakes here and there on LJworld but at least it's an easy to navigate site with a broad spectrum of stories relating to the community there. I've lived away from Lawrence for 5 years now and still feel connected because of LJWorld. On this Thanksgiving day I say Thank You.

parrothead8 5 years, 6 months ago

Don't pay any attention to Jack. He's unhappy about almost everything.

JackMcKee 5 years, 6 months ago

Hmm look who is complaining about complaining.

JackMcKee 5 years, 6 months ago

If this paper thought they could get away with it they'd do that in a second. In fact don't be surprised if it happens any day.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 6 months ago

I say that area needs more with well lit cycling paths on Kentucky and Tennesee using the east side of both streets.

Somehow Lawrence can afford 100 million $$$$$ for a sewage treatment plant,40 million $$$$ on field house project in the north 40 and add 1 or 2 million $$$$$ more for additional parking at the library and hand out millions of $$$$$$ in tax breaks to developers.

Yet cannot afford 1-2 million $$$$$ to develop more safe walking paths with well lit cycling paths on Kentucky and Tennesee using the east side of both streets.

Isn't there something wrong with this picture?

parrothead8 5 years, 6 months ago

Safer walking paths and well-lit cycling paths are ill-conceived ideas? Why?

classclown 5 years, 6 months ago


If this paper sucks so hard Jack, why are you here everyday, all day?

November 23, 2012 at 9:28 a.m


I think that's the point. It sucks so hard it sucks him right in. He won't be able to leave until this place starts to blow.

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