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Western part of Lawrence produces higher voter turnout

If you don't vote, you don't count. If you don't get involved in the process then you shouldn't have an opinion after the fact. Of those that got involved and care about Lawrence, their votes spoke volumes.

April 6, 2007 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Western part of Lawrence produces higher voter turnout

There sure seemed to be a "hot button" issue on the west side! Just because the PLC group doesn't think that jobs will drive the local economy doesn't mean the rest of us agree. We have been letting the tail wag the dog for 4 years now and it was time for a change...at least the majority of people in Lawrence think it was!

April 6, 2007 at 7:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City candidates share their views

I agree with you sourpuss to an extent. But... this commission has certainly sent an unfriendly tone to any business that would consider coming to Lawrence. A new commission could change that tone to a receptive ear to new opportunities and that can make a difference! Boog and Schauner can say what they want about wanting job growth but the tone they have set on this commission speaks volumes that they are truly no growth and unfriendly to even hearing about opportunities. Most times, their minds are made up before an idea can be presented.

March 29, 2007 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ideas for attracting jobs to Lawrence are offered

Blackwalnut...there were 1800 GROSS jobbs added..not NET jobs and that statistic only says there were 1800 more people living in Lawrence working somewhere...not necessarily working in Lawrence. The state numbers indicate that there were actually 900 jobs lost in Lawrence

March 28, 2007 at 8:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ideas for attracting jobs to Lawrence are offered

Wow...900 lost jobs. Now I can see why Boog and Schauner are hiding behind their fuzzy numbers about job growth. Yes, more people are living here and working....just not working in Lawrence...we are becoming the bedroom community we did not want to become under this commission. It is time for a change folks before we can't afford our bedrooms!

March 28, 2007 at 7:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City discussion turns to Wal-Mart

Boy would I love to have the money this commission has spent on legal fees and consultants to be used for more constructive uses in this community. How about help for the homeless or better streets or better athletic facilities or more after school programs...the list continues. What are we talking...may a half million dollars in fees for attorneys and consultants...Maybe that is the job growth these incumbants keeps talking about. You just need to be an attorney or a consultant in order to work in Lawrence!

March 15, 2007 at 9:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City discussion turns to Wal-Mart

What is Schauner talking about..."massing armies"? Not surprised a lawyer would think the best way to resolve differences would be in court rather than a civil and level headed discussion! This is part of the problem with the current commission...it is us vs. them. We need a more level headed commission that can navigate issues for the betterment of Lawrence. Enough already!

March 15, 2007 at 7:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidates Dever, Highberger differ on development issues, registry

No one said it was completely Boog's fault, but he is one of the commissioners running for re-election at the time when mistrust runs the highest. He should share in the problem and show leadership on how to correct it.

Perhaps the amount of money being spent on the campaign from ALL candidates indicates that people are tired of the current state of the city and want change. Even Carey raised more money than Boog......Take a look at the "supporters" of some of these candidates on their websites and you will see a cross mix of people from Lawrence.

February 22, 2007 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidates Dever, Highberger differ on development issues, registry

I wish Boog would take ownership in the "mistrust" issue instead of finding fault with others. We cannot move forward as a community until we respect each other and find ways to trust one another and work together to meet the needs of everyone in the city. It starts with the city commission!

February 22, 2007 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )