LarryM (Larry Miller)

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Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

Thanks, yes I was referring to all the taxes collected. I am also assuming the house does not burn down at the end of ten years. Most houses last at least 50 years so 40 years at $7,704.54 is $308,221.60.. If the property is not improved it would be $3,82.00.
Clearly improving the property makes more than infrastructure costs over the 50 years.
It still looks like a good idea to me.

July 19, 2016 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

So a business versus housing. How do we calculate those costs for each type? I keep seeing opinions, but no actual numbers.

July 19, 2016 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

we make more money if they build. I don't understand why that is a problem.

July 18, 2016 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

Perhaps you can explain this to me. The Lawrence tax rate is 131.054 mils. So, if understand it, an empty property worth $5000 would pay $655.27 in taxes. If someone builds on the property and it is now worth $500,000 the taxes would be 100 times more so $65,527. If they get an 80% discount, the taxes would be $13105.40. That is more than the unimproved taxes. So why is there all this fuss about the 80%? The city gets more money right awasy and after ten years gets a lot more money. What do I not understand?

July 18, 2016 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

Actually. the amendment says that government is to stay out of religion.

April 30, 2016 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

See - you avoid it. You are being distracted. God loves you.

April 30, 2016 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

He didn't endorse any candidate. He just said vote

April 30, 2016 at 3:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

please remember - God loves you. He sent Jesus so that if you believe in Him you will have everlasting life. That's what is important. All the rest is a distraction so you won't think about that.

April 30, 2016 at 10:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

ummm - Jesus said to go and make disciples - that would be hard to do if you aren't out talking about Jesus in public.

April 29, 2016 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence affordable housing demonstration seeks $100,000 in city funding

David,
Have you sent in your $100?

June 17, 2015 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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