Marilyn_Hull (Marilyn Hull)

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Sunflower Foundation grants $110,000 for part of Lawrence Loop

Thank you, Sunflower Foundation and City of Lawrence!

Saw many bike riders, walkers and runners on other sections of the Loop this weekend. It is already well used.

June 20, 2016 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Funding recommendations for affordable housing, bicycle and pedestrian improvements are less than requested

Zoe: Completely agree that housing is critical. Once housing is secured, people need a way to get to the grocery store, to work, to school. Affordable housing and affordable transportation need to go hand in hand.

May 23, 2016 at 1:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Funding recommendations for affordable housing, bicycle and pedestrian improvements are less than requested

At least half of the funds will likely be used on safe sidewalk routes to schools and curb ramps for people with disabilities.

The average Lawrence household spends $11,748 on transportation. Safe walking and bicycling facilities support families who can't afford a car--or two cars.

May 23, 2016 at 10:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Affordable housing dominates well-attended Lawrence budget feedback session

Thank you to Justice Matters for your inspiring advocacy on behalf of those who want to call Lawrence home. We can and must do more to create an affordable community.

May 17, 2016 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Sidewalk strategy

The city can elect to do more than the law requires.

May 10, 2016 at 4:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Sidewalk strategy

The task force studied sidewalk maintenance at length. We were told by city staff that enforcement of the current policy would require adding employees at city hall, and would completely overburden the city attorney's office. It would be extremely unpopular with citizens, and a real burden to some.

The way I look at it, the city can pour money into new positions to do unpopular enforcement of an unfair policy, or it can pour concrete. I believe the later is a better investment of our scarce tax dollars.

May 10, 2016 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Sidewalk sense

I share your dismay. Those of us who served on the task force heard one senior city staff member after another--including the city attorney-- pronounce the current policy unenforceable.

May 7, 2016 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk options

Low income residents pay rent to landlords, who use a portion of it to pay property taxes. Low income residents also purchase food and other basic necessities, and are charged sales tax at the same rate everyone pays. Property and sales taxes pay for infrastructure. So they are paying.

May 6, 2016 at 3:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk options

Bob, A large source of funds for road maintenance is the city's infrastructure sales tax. Everyone who makes purchases in Lawrence--driver or non-driver--pays this sales tax.

Property taxes are also used for road maintenance. Everyone who owns real estate pays these taxes, whether they drive or not.

Finally, we are all pedestrians. Are you saying you never set foot on a sidewalk?

May 6, 2016 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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