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Bid for recreation center comes in about $10 million lower than expected; questions grow over other cost estimates

This is yet another example of the short comings of public sector processes with spending taxpayer money. The errors being made with building the library, the rec center, and school district improvements in announcing how much they have to spend is simply irresponsible.

May 16, 2013 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New report compares Lawrence's economy to others in the region; latest numbers show local economy shrank in 2011

Again, congrats to the PLC and the no growther's who won the past decade. I trust this is the result you wanted, a declining economy and a median income for Lawrence that is $10,000 below that of Manhattan.

April 4, 2013 at 3:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission candidates offer views on rental registration, recycling, neighborhood issues

I am very familiar with the inner workings of LAN, and how shrewd and influential Laura Routh is on that council. And to say Leslie was appointed to JEDC because of her support for primary jobs is folly. It was Bob Schumm giving out a political favor to East LAN, not because of her track record for supporting jobs. Kirk Mc Clure would have even a much better appointment.

March 31, 2013 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission candidates offer views on rental registration, recycling, neighborhood issues

Two issues. First, as of today, vacancy rates for retail and apartments are low. Second, why does she believe the City needs to promote affordable living for families? Granted she lives in subsidized housing (paid for by taxpayers, with much more money being given to The Poehler Building as a direct cash outlay than other projects yet no outrage from LAN. But, if the goal is affordable housing, and if vacancy rates do increase, ten she should be happy because excess supply will result in lower rents. She is not open minded and does not do her homework as you allege. She gets her info from LAN and regurgitates their position over and over. A good commissioner needs to seek both sides of an opinion and make a decision on what a best for the Community, not just LAN.

March 31, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LMH asked to donate $75,000 to new Chamber of Commerce economic development campaign

Very few members receive any public incentives. But, these businesses pay a lot of taxes that goes to support causes you care about such as subsidized housing, the library, the Arts Center, and the hundreds of thousands that goes toward social service programs. Yet, Chamber members don't seem to complain about it.

The same few complainers come on this Board knowing very little about the Chamber. Frankly,it's the same few people that complain about everything. Im sure protesting was fun in the 70's, but at least then you had a worthy cause.

March 28, 2013 at 6:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

LMH asked to donate $75,000 to new Chamber of Commerce economic development campaign

Usual suspects complaining about the Chamber. I am a proud Chamber member and support their endeavors. I am especially impressed with their new CEO, Greg Williams. This campaign is to help attract and retain jobs in our community. Why is that objective not appealing to you? Do you enjoy that our median income of $33k per year is less than that of neighboring cities? What do you think leads to greater income growth for employees? Legislating a living wage. No. An employee must either be more productive or learn skills of higher value. That is achieved by a good education, which may include technical training. The Chamber has come out in support of the school bond issue, which you may not favor, but strong schools are essential to building strong neighborhoods. That is a fact. Another opportunity for employees to improve their skills is through technical training. The Chamber initiated the momentum behind bringing technical training to Lawrence. Finally, the Chamber is proud to partner with KU and its efforts to attract students. So what is to dislike about the Chamber? Is it because, at times, they support public incentives for projects where the benefits exceeds the costs? My guess is the hate stems from something you disagreed years ago. You would enjoy life more if you decide to look through the windshield rather than the rear view mirror.

March 27, 2013 at 9:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Lawrence PAC raises $14K as City Commission election draws near; Farmer top candidate fundraiser at $11K

Is Lawrence United doing that? As far as I know they are simply supporting candidates. The logic is the same Bozo. If someone donates to a campaign they must expect something in return.

March 26, 2013 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New Lawrence PAC raises $14K as City Commission election draws near; Farmer top candidate fundraiser at $11K

I'm following the money Jerry and am now wondering, Are you saying you control the strings of Mike Amyx and Leslie Snoden?

March 26, 2013 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City commission candidates weigh in on strengths, weaknesses of City Hall

I would hope you vote for whomever is most qualified rather than on endorsements. This is a serious election. The City runs a $175 million budget, and the vast majority of their time is spent on items other than zoning and public incentives. I like Amyx because of his experience as a Commissioner and his consistent approach, even though I do not always agree with him. I am voting for Chestnut because of his past experience as a Commissioner (he was a very good Commissioner, informed on the issues, made sound decisions) and his financial acumen. I am undecided on my third candidate. Point being, make your decisions based on who is best suited to serve, not endorsements.

March 26, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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