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City set to select Stoddard to serve as interim city manager; speculation that Holiday Inn will become a DoubleTree by Hilton

@ Leslie- It is worth noting that Lawrence actually ranks quite low in comparison to city manager pay in surrounding communities. Many communities located just a matter of miles from Lawrence, Kansas are paying their city manager $175,000 and up.

http://www.kansasopengov.org/LocalGov...

April 24, 2015 at 11:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission supports hiring firm to conduct residents survey

Final approval for this survey has not yet been given. If you have input, please attend the April 29th commission meeting and speak during public comment or attend the May 5th city commission meeting where this issue will be on the agenda and voice your opinion.

April 22, 2015 at 8 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New City Commission set for more study of police headquarters, other goals

For public information purposes, it should also be mentioned that completion of the city fiber policy was set as an immediate goal at last night's meeting.

April 22, 2015 at 6:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

75th Anniversary of The Duke and 75,000 fans in Lawrence; police officers association endorses three for City Commission

"short changed" is an interesting way to put it given that he raised more money than any of us this time around.

http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/town_...

April 2, 2015 at 1:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

With all due respect David, I'm not sure you have any idea about the degree to which we have "gotten off our collective butts". To date, I have visited 3,814 Lawrence doors. I intend to hit no less than 4,000 by election date- ideally 4,500. When I talk to people I learn that MANY of the candidates have been doing the exact same thing I am. I know for a fact in talking with folks that Stuart Boley has matched me nearly door for door as has Stan Rasmussen. Most of us have spent nearly every waking minute since we filed (which for me was in November) focusing on being successful in this endeavor. Have we met with bankers? Yes...and cashiers, and telemarketers and school teachers and landlords and artists and unemployed people. Meanwhile, we all have full-time jobs and families to manage as well. I appreciate how "into" this election you are and hope that you vote April 7th. But please, lets focus on facts and realities and avoid mass-generalizations as to how lazy and corrupt we all are.

March 29, 2015 at 8:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

You should go back and watch EITHER of the candidate forums that have been televised on channel 6 where I addressed property tax rates as a prominent factor in inflated cost of living in our community. At the city hall meeting, Stan addressed it as well.

March 28, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Candidate funds

For what it is worth, almost all of my "8%" ($515) that came from non-Lawrence donors are former Lawrencians who grew up with me in Lawrence. I've lived in this town 21 years and in that time have acquired many friends, some of whom unfortunately have chosen to leave town to pursue careers elsewhere, but still wish me well in my goals and endeavors.

March 25, 2015 at 11:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission candidates speak on tax incentives, eco devo issues

DST brought the promise of a $46,000 average wage. That is probably why that was granted. If you are looking for more questionable abatements around that same time period, look to Prosoco who received an abatement in spite of promising only $26,000 average annual wages

March 23, 2015 at 7:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rock/shock: KU, WSU to meet at long last

Interesting that the article makes no mention of the REAL reason to want to beat WSU: Conner Frankamp. Besides transferring and promptly acquiring a DUI, whatever happened to that kid?

March 22, 2015 at 7:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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