bigsoapbox (Paul Silkiner)


Comment history

SLT interchange at Bob Billings Parkway will be delayed and cost $2.1 million more because of sinking roadway

Good ole Lawrence town planning brought to you by the same folks who are putting a roundabout at Kasold and Harvard narrowing it down to one lane so ya'll can slow down and see the 12.3 trillion dollar land site of the new police station.
What really gets me is that the streets in my neighborhood do not even have gutters............ANYMORE (years ago they washed away and destroyed all the drive ways on my street.....Haversham Drive.....I have called and called (785-832-3137 & 785-393-4417 city street maintenance) and written but these people are too busy out engineering and constructing!

October 6, 2015 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Nurse's lawsuit alleges that Lawrence Memorial Hospital falsified records

I was taken there for a heart attack. (Huge bill harder on me than the heart attack) After three hours or so they helicoptered me me to St. Lukes for a stint.(the helicopter bill was as big as the LMH bill) I certainly must go back and look at all of my paper work now..................

September 1, 2015 at 1:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commissioner says some travel expenses by former Mayor Jeremy Farmer have drawn questions; city expected to release details today; Soden talks about pending appointment

I don't owe anybody.
I am not "leveraged".
My biggest concern are those that live in Lawrence.
I don't need "friends".
I kick ass(metaphorically), and move forward.
I don't want anything.
I have a history "fault(S)"
I would serve only 1(one) term.

August 13, 2015 at 6:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence police chief urges city to weigh pros, cons of body cameras

Chief Tarik Khatib has been beating the bush about his belief that, even after the voters declined, we should have a new police building. He (and others) have stated that the needed money is no problem.........Millions of dollars!

But 150,000 for body cameras is cost prohibitive.....................

"But Khatib wrote that even if the city could find funding for the approximately $150,000 needed to purchase the cameras, there would likely be greater costs in the future. More funding would be needed for storage(Another plug for a new building) and additional personnel to work with the cameras, Khatib said, and it would likely cost another $150,000 every three to five years for technology replacements."

He is Speculating AKA He doesn't know....................

How come this dog don't hunt?

August 9, 2015 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Talk of new police facility stirs up controversy at study session

I think I know how to end this controversy........Let's have a vote!
I have lived here twenty years now and know how things get done in Lawrence.

July 21, 2015 at 11:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission reopening study of new police facility

I have an idea! Let's put it to a vote and settle this.............

July 20, 2015 at 9:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think the penalty should be for illegal use of fireworks?

Give'm a medal and a night's stay at the White House (WITHOUT the Obama's)

July 2, 2015 at 7:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Illegal firework violations can cost hundreds of dollars, jail time; police planning vigorous enforcement

You voted for these get what you are the local politicians names:

Party poppers
Snakes and glow worms
Sparklers (only allowed between June 27 and July 5)
Toy caps
Toy smoke devices
This town used to be just social engineers live here!

July 1, 2015 at 9:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )