Comment history

Douglas County to discuss $16.5 million bond issue to help fund Public Works building and upgrade radio system

Of the $7 million being issued for that project, Plinsky said, $3 million will be paid in cash by the city of Lawrence, leaving the county responsible for only $4 million.

Doesn't 9.5 + 4 = 13.5? Why does the county need to issue bonds for the full $7 million price when their share is only $4 Million?

June 27, 2013 at 4:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU's Big Event getting bigger: Thousands turn out to volunteer for one-day, citywide effort

There was a fine group of engineering students that came to rake leaves and trim evergreen bushes to dramatically improve the appearance of both the front and back yards. Thanks for all their energy and teamwork on my behalf and for the rest of their community involvement.

April 14, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City gives more thought to whether glass ought to be included in proposed curbside recycling program

When, not if but when, the city awards the recycling contract, will they specify that no fuel surcharges will be added/allowed for the life of that contract?

February 6, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City says extra trash won't count against households during post-holiday time period

With the new sporadic 3 strike system now in place, is this an annual count, reset to zero on the 1st of each year, or for the miscreant's lifetime use/abuse of the trash service?

January 4, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to begin enforcing ordinance requiring sidewalks to be cleared of snow at 8 a.m. Thursday

If somebody reports a sidewalk needs cleaning, does their name appear on the complaint?

January 3, 2013 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislature facing tough tax choices in 2013

Gee, I don't remember seeing the Kansas Chamber of Commerce on the last ballot. So without being an elected representative, the KCC is considering canceling the decrease in sales tax? When did they become part of the Kansas government to make decisions affecting everybody statewide?

December 26, 2012 at 3:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Daylight saving time to end at 2 a.m. Sunday; Lawrence police preparing for extra hour of bars being open

Back in the day, in the same galaxy as gccs14r, the bars closed on the first 2 am and we didn't get that extra hour of bar drinking time.

November 1, 2012 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trash carts coming October 15

I like the assumption that the carts will automatically be stored in the garage. What if there is no garage or, as in my case, the garage is detached and using it for cart storage is problematic? Thank you city planners for handing me a new decorative object for my sidewalk, I imagine it'll nestle nicely in the bushes between uses.

August 29, 2012 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Have you been following the Republican National Convention?

I voted no before remembering the exemplary coverage I've enjoyed on The Daily Show. So my vote is still no Re: taking the convention with any serious regard, except for watching the republicans being laughingly skewered. I'm sure the democrats will receive the same respectful treatment.

August 29, 2012 at 4:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

No to rec center

It seems I recall that when AAU basketball teams played here that Allen Fieldhouse was placed off-limits as a possible unfair recruiting advantage for the Hawks. If KU has any say in this luxury rec-center, isn't it possible that all these speculative games might not be allowed here also for the same reason? Of course with Misery gone to the sec, maybe nobody else will notice.

August 5, 2012 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )