MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson)

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Cleanup at former Farmland fertilizer plant may cost city millions more than expected

Not surprised. I remember a presentation from years ago that indicated this was a bad idea for the city. Thanks, once again, Corliss et al.

August 16, 2017 at 6:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Missing payments may not be as extensive as feared; Riverfront Plaza payments still in dispute

Another Corliss gift that keeps on giving.

August 9, 2017 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district surprise causes largest property tax increase in recent memory to get a bit larger

It's not a protest vote. It's an "I live on a small fixed income and have run out of money" vote. The CC 3-2 vote to spend over $1M+ on a less safe design for Kasold taught me to not trust Herbert or Soden on infrastructure decisions. (Amyx will not be on CC next year.) And they're going to have to come up with some serious modifications to the public transportation system for me to even consider voting on that tax. And I finally got a bus stop close to my house, which I lobbied for, so I do support GOOD public transportation. And the .05% for affordable housing...while we still pay sales tax on food? That's just ridiculous. And as long as we continue to pay sales tax on food I cannot support any sales tax increases/renewals/repurposings at all. As a community, we are over-extended and need to cool our jets for a bit. Oh, and let's not forget the HUGE increase in our utility bill.

August 9, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district surprise causes largest property tax increase in recent memory to get a bit larger

That doesn't make sense. (Or I could just need more coffee.)

August 9, 2017 at 7:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district surprise causes largest property tax increase in recent memory to get a bit larger

I hope voters have enough sense to vote NO on the 0.55% sales tax "renewal/re-purposing" in November.

August 9, 2017 at 12:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Let voters weigh in on police HQ

This Lawrencian was *not* euphoric over the rec center and that money most certainly could have gone to pay for a new police facility. Previous city manager/commissions chose a very expensive "want" over a public safety need. So now we're stuck with where we are. Public safety is a core service and should never be funded by voting to pay for it with a sales tax. We are going to be cleaning up from the past 10-12 years of commissions during Corliss' tenure for a long time. This is just the beginning. That said, I do think we're going to need to have an in-service on the difference between wants and needs in this town. The sooner, the better.

August 8, 2017 at 1:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kris Kobach now a Douglas County voter

He can't.

July 21, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two affordable housing projects request city funding; $200,000 in grants still unspoken for

FWIW, I was an exemplary student tenant when I lived in Oread my last two years of college! No, really, I was.

July 15, 2017 at 9:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission sets stage for potential property tax increase, plans to cut some projects

If you feel better winning via your distorted argument, that's okay with me.

July 12, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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