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doesnotplaywellwithothers (Don Zimmer)

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Proposed shopping center near SLT faces uphill battle at City Hall

"Do as I say, not as I do" A prime example is the cities site selection for a new police station. Even though they already own several sites with infrastructure and "shovel ready" tthey want another site with neither because it fits their criteria better. yet when a developer requests the same they ignore that.

Second as a retail centers owner in the midwest all signs and companies report that the day of the "corfield mall" is over and site selection is more infill and closer to roof tops and existing synergy.

August 11, 2014 at 3:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

Per previous postings one case where 99.99% was amazed that all political and ideology parties agreed, that it was just a matter of common sense, only mr. .001% would make this a political issue.
Relax, it must be a burden to be an expert on every situation.

May 7, 2012 at 2:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

When was the last time a public employee was fired

May 4, 2012 at 11:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

It would be interesting to know at what level this was originated, pushed thru and approved.

May 4, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City officials tell Orscheln Farm and Home it can't sell chickens or ducks from its Lawrence store

Sources tell me this is a power play between com. And entrenched staff.with a union slowdown. You cannot fire someone for doing their job. An example that happened to me was while trying to clear customs with hundreds of people in line the agents were searching every piece of luggage , causing huge delays. While trying to make Lawrence more business friendly the staff is revolting. Take a look at how many times the com has had to become involved in common sense decisions,

May 4, 2012 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Raises, budget up for approval at school board

"with compensation proposed to go up by a total of 3.3 percent."

Am confused, do administrators receive a 3.3% increase on their $100,000+ salary or just the one time

"a $250 bump in base salary, payable beginning with the September paychecks; and a $1,000 check, issued just before Christma" or both?

August 7, 2011 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk special update: Commissioner Hugh Carter proposes City Hall layoffs, rather than decreasing number of new police officers

shoulf have said "10% discount" and qualified applicants will come out of the woodwork.

August 2, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk special update: Commissioner Hugh Carter proposes City Hall layoffs, rather than decreasing number of new police officers

To save more money fire the whole planning department, the staff just says "No" anyway.

I've talked with buiders and despite the construction downturn the City has hired additional inspectors.

This is just an example of how the government entrenches themselves starting at a local level and up and justifies their existence and budgets, whether there is a need or cost effective. Look at all the duplications of agencies and departments at the national level.

A friend tells me *80% of his sales and most of his profits come from the end of the school year budget and they have to "use it or lose it" and each year their budget goes up..He replaces perfectly usable products and then resells them to the public.

I, as most small businesses, have had to make difficult decisions to survive and cannot understand the continued growth of the government. One blogger proposed that they fire all local government jobs and then post the jobs at a 90% discount and see the quality of applicants.

August 2, 2011 at 4:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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