hawkbuilder (Mike George)


Comment history

City manager: Positions on chopping block are 'nontraditional'

I believe that the current City Auditor would not have kept his job if he were working for a private business. His record so far has been one of reactionary reports, rather than proactive service. And the reason that the City Manager is making recommendations that fly counter to the typical Lawrence feather-bedding is that he is a professional city administrator with considerable experience - unlike any of the commissions.

July 12, 2016 at 8:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Inequality part of freedom

Still living in 1790 and feeling Intercoursed, Mike? Yawn.

June 6, 2016 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City manager proposes reducing number of Lawrence City Commission meetings

I agree with Ms. Bowen - far too many meetings now and unproductive staff time spent getting ready for agendas. Typical Lawrence.

June 6, 2016 at 10:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House rejects bill to repeal income tax cuts

Your link doesn't work.

April 29, 2016 at 6:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What's your favorite Western?

The John Ford/John Wayne movies and several of the Johnny Mack Brown movies from the late '40's/early '50's.

March 20, 2016 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Financially struggling homeless shelter not living up to management plan

It doesn't sound as if the new "executive director" is much of a manager, if at all. His clients need assistance, but they also need direction. And if they need another staff person, perhaps different budget cuts needed to be made in order to be able to afford another salary. Although volunteer efforts would help alleviate some of the issues, that wasn't the pro forma that everyone understood the shelter would use going forward.

February 28, 2016 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence declares Oread Inn in default of redevelopment agreement; developer says city is in default

And didn't Mr. Corliss have a J.D. degree? Oh, that's right - he would have had to READ the agreement to analyze it......

February 12, 2016 at 2:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student Senate impeachment effort moving forward

Paul - or whomever you really are - you are one of the reasons that persons of reason and experience with human rights are disenchanted with Lawrence and the negativity that you seem to throw out as a reaction to all persons who are less liberal than you. I used to think that I was a moderate, but I can't even see you out there on the left wing...

December 1, 2015 at 9:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student-led Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk group issues diversity-related demands for KU; here's some more context

There is one common thread among your posts - poor spelling and grammar....

November 17, 2015 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

County Commission approves firm to review codes department in wake of Kobach controversy; adopts Horizon 2020 changes

Because I happen to be planning to move to Larimer County, Colorado, in the next year and a half for retirement, and am remodeling and adding on to a home there, I can state with experience that the Larimer County building deparments and code enforcement are among the very best with which I have worked. And I was a construction manager for 44 years. So, surely Austin Peters' proximity to those departments gives them another advantage in helping to evaluate the Douglas County department and drag us kicking and screaming into the 21st century.

November 12, 2015 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )