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Amyx, Cromwell, Lance Johnson will be the next City Commissioners; Bradford, Sanburn, Byers elected to school board

Swan - who voted is who gets the say. If most of the town did not vote then those they supported lose. If they are not happy with the out come they should have voted.

April 7, 2009 at 11:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amyx, Cromwell, Lance Johnson will be the next City Commissioners; Bradford, Sanburn, Byers elected to school board

An hour ago over 89 people reported to have voted at Langston Hughes in west, west Lawrence.
Turn out there is heavier than expected.

April 7, 2009 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission candidates: Downtown is important to city

Tom Johnson has attend most forums. He only missed the first VEC forum and the NLIA. He attended the VEC meet and greet. Even the article said what Tom said yesturday.

April 2, 2009 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jones service

Agreed.

March 19, 2009 at 12:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager rejected numerous options in choosing where to make cuts to city budget

Unfortunately the bold ones affect the families of this community.

February 3, 2009 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager rejected numerous options in choosing where to make cuts to city budget

My question is what is Corliss up to by inciting a riot at city hall tonight? He can't stop the governor's cuts. Lawrence's Mission Statement and a Local Goverment Act of 1993 follow:MissionOur MissionWe are committed to providing excellent city services that enhance the quality of life for the Lawrence community.Our ValuesIn order to fulfill our mission, we have established several guidelines.We are committed to these basic principles:Integrity Courtesy Fairness Honesty How we get the job done is as important as getting the job done.Our interaction with the community will be professional, responsive, direct, personal, caring and appropriate.We will promote teamwork, employee satisfaction, and professional development in order to provide innovative, cost effective, efficient service.We want our citizens, clients and customers to have high expectations of government service, and we will do our best to meet and exceed those expectations.Functions of local government1.Service functionsA wide range of people and property services, for example:1.garbage collection 2.water supply 3.sewerage 4.public toilets 5.drainage 6.roads and street lighting 7.public and environmental health 8.libraries 9.recreation 10.parks 11.community services2.Regulatory functionsControl and administration of laws governing:0.building 1.town planning 2.environmental health 3.subdivision 4.parking 5.noxious weeds 6.animals 7.advertising 8.parks3.Representation functions Local governments have a legal responsibility to their constituents to carry out the obligations placed on them by the Local Government Act 1993 and other legislation, and act in the interests of the community and electors.4.Community planning and coordination functions Local government has an important role in providing a focus for planning and coordinating services and facilities provided by government agencies, voluntary and community groups.5.Participation functionsCouncils provide opportunities for community participation in policies and decisions affecting the local community.

February 3, 2009 at 10:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager rejected numerous options in choosing where to make cuts to city budget

The only way to get out from the Eagle Bend bond is to sell Eagle Bend. Why not sell it and the parking garage. Whay not get rid of the two new city assistant managers. Obviously after removing 2/3 of what the city governement is supposed to take care of we don't need them and their salaries alone can save alot of kids.

February 3, 2009 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Hall recommending layoffs, facility closings in response to budget crisis

Actually, the school board's reasoning for the two athletic field's is left over money from taxes every year. About 4 million a year. Tho the state just took most of that, the school board should have funded the crossing guards.The reasoning being we would not have to fund a bond becuase of the excess money.

January 31, 2009 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Allen Press and staff make contributions

Allen Press has done this before and they did a fantastic job of getting money for the above organizations. The employees, no matter what their pay rate, care. Wish other large companies in Lawrence would do the same.

January 29, 2009 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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