clawhorn (Chad Lawhorn)

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News of a Mexican restaurant for 31st Street; city commissioners struggle with idea of ad hoc committee for police headquarters issue

The last update I wrote on that was in late April. Brandon at Jefferson's said he hoped to have the restaurant reopened sometime in August, but noted that there was still a lot of work to do. It is going slower than they would like, but they are committed to reopening.
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May 29, 2015 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Iowa firm likely to create about 20 jobs at Lawrence foam manufacturing plant; Breezedale markers getting restored; Housing Authority seeks to buy apartment building

I did call the County Appraisers office to confirm that I was reading the online value correctly. The $180,000 figure is the appraisal figure the county has on the property. Thanks.

May 22, 2015 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

"For what it’s worth, who wants to own a premium priced downtown residence/apartment and park their car(s), 1 to 3 blocks North as you’ve outlined. Additionally to do so, it would cost the apartment owner several hundred dollars annually to park in these city owned spaces, blocks from their home outdoors." That's the key point, isn't it? I'm pretty sure there are quite a few cities where this happens everyday. Has Lawrence become one of those cities? I don't know. That's why I find the issue interesting. How it plays out may provide some insight on where our community is at right now on the issue of promoting walking as a bigger part of our transportation system.

May 21, 2015 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

A reminder about how state sales tax law works: In the case of construction materials, sales taxes are charged based on where the material is delivered. So, if I by drywall from a Topeka firm and have it delivered to a Lawrence job site, the sales tax rate used is the Lawrence rate. Lawrence also gets to keep the local sales tax, not Topeka. If I drove up and picked up the drywall in Topeka and brought it back to the Lawrence job site, the sales tax rate would be Topeka's, and Topeka would keep the local taxes. Most construction material is delivered. By the way, this is the way the sales tax system works for other deliveries. Buy a couch at Nebraska Furniture Mart and have it delivered to your Lawrence home, Lawrence gets the sales tax. Pick it up in KC, and KC gets it, plus you pay the higher sales tax that exists at The Legends. http://www.ksrevenue.org/sourcingrule...

May 20, 2015 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

I don't remember that, but I'm not doubting you. I think that is a good point. What are the boundaries of downtown, and how are the determined? Thanks, Chad

May 20, 2015 at 1:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to decide fate of debated 'Quonset hut' in East Lawrence; more on a food truck bistro in Warehouse Arts District

My understanding is that the organizers do keep money to cover their expenses related to the festival. Your math above works out to about a 60/40 split with 60 percent going to the nonprofit. Thanks, Chad.

May 18, 2015 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to decide fate of debated 'Quonset hut' in East Lawrence; more on a food truck bistro in Warehouse Arts District

The article points out that there is a debate over whether it is Quonset hut. I think the headline does too. Thanks.

May 18, 2015 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report says Lawrence could use more conference space; city set to move ahead with $45 million sewer plant

I'm not sure what you mean, David. The article right above your comment calls it a $74 million project. "In total, the project is now estimated at $74.3 million, which likely makes it the largest construction project ever undertaken by City Hall." Then there was this article on Jan. 15 that said costs were expected to be in the $65 million to $70 million range. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2015/jan...
Then there was this article on July 1 that talked about it being at least a $65 million project. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2014/jul.... There are other articles we've written as well. The cost of the sewer plant at times has been uncertain, but it hasn't been a secret that it was going to be $60 million to $70 million. Thanks, Chad

April 28, 2015 at 1:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Farmer in line to become Lawrence's next mayor, but uncertainty remains ahead of Tuesday's vote

Here's a profile we did on Farmer back in the 2013 elections. Prior to coming back to Lawrence he was in the ministry. http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/feb...

April 13, 2015 at 3:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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