MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson)

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As local voters ponder tax questions, here's a look at what property taxes have done for the last 10 years

Chad...Here's an idea for a follow-up:

Can you provide the same info for the rest of the real property classes:

Rate Class
12% Vacant lots, real property owned and operated by not-for-profit organizations
25% Real property used for commercial and industrial purposes and buildings and other improvements located upon land devoted to agricultural use (Commercial and industrial machinery and equipment are also taxed at this rate)
30% Agricultural land, mineral leasehold interests and motor vehicles (Not interested in vehicles right now...not sure when mineral leasehold interests are taxed.)
33% Public utility real and personal property

I'm curious what the total percentage of residential is compared to the rest. Because it seems like we're out of whack and have been for almost ever. Which just continues to make us more of a bedroom community, which sucks.

Thanks.

April 16, 2017 at 6:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Detective sounded alarm about ticket fixing a year before police department launched investigation

Chad...surely there's more information as to why Corliss over-rode the decision of the grievance board? That one sentence really sticks out like a sore thumb.

April 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New school funding bill would add $76 million in state aid, raise local property taxes

Then tell the school board to stop approving the tax incentives. They don't have to, they just do.

March 22, 2017 at 9:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Residents voice dissent at information session on proposed whitewater center

Ahhh, so they did show the "Whitewater Too White" promo. First time I saw it I was stunned. Then I watched it again, from home, just to make sure everyone was white. Then I threw up in my mouth a little. Disgusting.

March 11, 2017 at 12:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Residents voice dissent at information session on proposed whitewater center

It's not Lawrence/Douglas County's job to fix the Brownback budget FUBARs.

March 9, 2017 at 10:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to respond to requests to declare sanctuary city status

Wow. It sure looks like a lot of commenters here haven't read the staff report. Otherwise, I can't imagine why they're so concerned.

March 7, 2017 at 12:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board candidate says she'd advocate for 'all students,' healthier school lunches

And when will the list be made public?

March 6, 2017 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board rethinks process to appoint board member; vote to be delayed

Um, did they have an open meeting to discuss this?

March 6, 2017 at 6:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas town largely moving on year after mass shooting

Why is the cost of housing so high in Hesston?

How much do the two factories there pay?

March 5, 2017 at 6:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school board won't formally interview candidates as part of process to fill vacancy

I'm not sure this policy came from the board. Sounds more like it came from Hayden and they just found out today and are dealing with whiplash.

March 2, 2017 at 11:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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