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Commissioners concerned that Wicked Broadband is trying to manipulate process ahead of key vote

Wicked agreed to sell it to the city for $10. They declined the offer.

January 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned that Wicked Broadband is trying to manipulate process ahead of key vote

I'm kinda shocked that this is the first time that an interest group ever sent an email lobbying for votes. This of course happens on the state level all the time. I received a "suggested ballot" from many groups this year. Meetings with candidates to earn endorsements aren't unusual so I'm surprised this has never come up until now. It's a good precedent though. If you receive a lobbying email, those should be public record.

January 24, 2015 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

My point was that she is an independent woman and I think it's unfair to assume that she agrees with her husband on all things. What someone's husband, wife, son, daughter or parents do shouldn't be a factor in a race. I can't remember who it was running but all candidates were united a few years back that the details of a candidates divorce were off limits as an election issue.

The fact she's leaving the school board so soon I think is valid.

As Melinda said, other candidates have run and been elected AND votes about their business have come up. I never liked Buffalo Bob's or Mass Street Deli, but I don't think it's fair to vote against Bob because of that. If Dr. Riordan couldn't fit my sick child in for an appointment, should I vote on that? If I was overcharged by Cromwell environmental, should I vote based on that? (these things never happened, just using them as examples of what could happen)

These issues don't have much bearing on the election. What the business the commissioner is involved in I don't really remember ever being a factor. Thus I question why the double standard. We've had so few women commissioners and I think this may be a factor as to why.

I think a candidate should be judged on the merits or her or his ideas and what they will do for the city--not based on what a husband or wife (again or child, parent) did. I think the timing is unfair as Mayor Amyx PROMISED (I was there and it's on record) that the city would make a decision back in November. This issue should have never come into play with Kristie's race.

Again, we should focus on how any candidate will run the city-not on what their spouse's opinions are. Maybe if we focus on that we'd have a better city commission.

January 23, 2015 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

The city was supposed to decide this, according to my count, half a dozen times. They *promised* a decision back in November. I do think that the vote is being delayed because she was interested in running. She was already on the school board, so it wasn't unexpected.

January 23, 2015 at 1:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

It generally hasn't in the past. If you don't think she will recuse herself (despite saying she would), that's an issue to deal with. I'm uncomfortable with any guilt by association, especially when it's unevenly applied here.

January 23, 2015 at 1:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

This is about Kristie being a woman. If you watch city commission meetings, they've always recused themselves. For example, Mr. Farmer runs Just Food. That organization is a non-profit in Lawrence and the city often gives funds to non-profits. He's recused himself before. Do we want city leaders that have no involvement or investment in the city? This issue is coming up because of her husband, not because of anything she said or did.

January 23, 2015 at 8:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

Interesting view on women's rights and empowerment. You believe that a woman can't be independent in her views and opinions? She must somehow take on the opinion of her husband? She's not allowed to disagree? Or do you simply believe that a wife should take on a husband's guilt? That's really surprising in Lawrence, but to each their own I guess. I guess this is why we don't have as many women candidates for city commission. :-( I'll view a candidate independent of the spouse. I believe, male or female, that the city commission candidates should not be responsible for what the candidates spouse, child, or parent does. I think it's unfair to get involved in the private lives of families. Joshua is an independent man. He did not need the permission of his wife to send an email with his name on it. Similarly, Kristie did not need to take on the blame for an email her husband sent. I remember city commissioners a few years ago refusing to allow a candidates divorce to become an election issue. That candidate was male and I hope we extend the same courtesy to female candidates. Until we hear her side, lets not assume that she is a shadow of her husband and agrees with everything he says or does.

January 22, 2015 at 9:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned about e-mail from Wicked Broadband; WOW introduces faster Internet service; update on cable TV changes in Lawrence

No, we have internet that's faster than KCKS/Google in a few spots around town via Wicked Fiber. It's just not reported on in many stories due to some deep seated conflicts of interest that used to be disclosed with these news stories.

January 22, 2015 at 9:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Hall struggles with what role to play in broadband competition

Those are all small businesses that don't have those kind of assets. They have made financial commitments pending the common carrier model.

December 28, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence found to lag behind Manhattan in college community ranking; City Hall and the land of meetings; butcher shop expanding

The top ranking in that study was Oxford, Ohio. Home of The Miami University. Redhawks FTW!

December 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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