Marilyn_Hull (Marilyn Hull)


Comment history

Letter to the editor: Rural vs. urban

Capitalism and globalization are inextricably linked.

November 25, 2016 at 8:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board tweaking meeting structure to allow for more public input

I appreciate Marcel's leadership on this.

November 16, 2016 at 7:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

LiveWell Lawrence to celebrate eighth anniversary with community breakfast

Correction: The event is Friday the 18th.

November 15, 2016 at 8:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Recreation officials say revenue for Sports Pavilion Lawrence is on track

I hope full location costing will include a percentage of the LPR central office's operating costs, including staff compensation, liability insurance, etc. It would be very helpful to taxpayers to see this breakdown for all LPR facilities.

November 13, 2016 at 9:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Sidewalk scenario

The preliminary proposal outlined by staff calls for the city to pay for sidewalks that need to be repaired due to street trees.

But I do agree with your conclusion that sidewalks should be a public good.

November 11, 2016 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

A closer look at options for sidewalk repair in Lawrence

Here's a look at how eleven cities across the country are handling sidewalk repair .

It is possible to have an opt-in sidewalk utility that requires property owners to keep paying even after their own sidewalks are repaired. See Englewood, CO on the website above.

October 30, 2016 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk repair

The city's proposed plan calls for it to replace sidewalks damaged due to city infrastructure. See #2 here

October 25, 2016 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sidewalk repair

"Second, the complaint-driven program appears to be working."

False. The 2015 ETC Institute Citizen Survey noted that less than half of residents are satisfied with the condition of sidewalks in their neighborhood. Only 32% are satisfied with the availability of safe routes for children to walk or bike to school.

The 2014 ETC Institute survey of Douglas County households revealed that 73% rated providing transportation alternatives to the car as important.

October 25, 2016 at 7:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to decide on Kasold Drive reconstruction design

The idea that road diets make traffic worse is a myth.

Do we really want our elected officials to base their votes on popular mythology?

To me, this is a fiscal management issue. I'm against the city commission voting to spend $1.2 million more than needed to create a safe, efficient street.

September 4, 2016 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicycles to be added to Lawrence school district's PE program

This is a very positive move that will hopefully lead to more bike riders following all rules of the road.

July 18, 2016 at 7:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )