hear_me (Carol Bowen)


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Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

Just addressing an assumption posters have made. The Planning Commission is not involved in the bidding process. Critique the candidate all you want, but spin it accurately.

March 27, 2015 at 7:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

Folks, The Planning Commision does not review bids.

March 27, 2015 at 6:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Work to begin soon on new river trail near downtown; home sales fall in February; Board of Realtors endorses three for City Hall

Brett, I agree with you somewhat. The commission needs to be a balance of philosophies and influence. Right now, I am concerned that voters are reactionary. Our commissions swing left and right, but seldom are moderate in their actions because of polarized voting. When we vote, we should consider the makeup of the entire commission. Should we vote for all the Board of Realtor candidates? I would hope that voters would temper that recommendation with other choices. We are fortunate to have a good slate of candidates. Now, let's balance the commission.

March 27, 2015 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents discuss cycling, walking at town meeting

Andy, Have you considered that bikers and walkers mean fewer drivers on the road? Wouldn't you want to relieve congestion and repairs/construction on the roads by decreasing the number of drivers? Do you really want to wait for two rounds of a traffic light?

Nationally, the current generation of teens and twenty something's tend towards not driving. Even in Lawrence, teens are not anxious to drive. They delay getting their drivers' licenses. They prefer to walk, bike, carpool, or text (go figure). Lawrence is way behind the curve on transportation modes. Manhattan and Topeka are way ahead of us. So is Columbia, MO.

We need to redesign our streets so that all modes of transportation are accommodated, but no mode of transportation becomes more challenged. Get involved. No one wants drivers to be at a disadvantage.

March 27, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission candidate Bob Schumm answers your questions

Bob is very active, but much of his energy is unnoticed. He has a mature understanding of comprehensive planning for the whole city. If he hears an issue that needs addressing, he follows through.

This past year he has met with pedestrian and cycle groups and encouraged them to work together on city infrastructure issues. At the last city commission meeting, the commissioners made a resolution to form a task force with an ambitious agenda. Last night, Liberty Hall was packed with people who attended the Safe Routes for All forum. This was Bob's initiative, but now community leaders have surfaced. Having more people involved in the community is a real plus for Lawrence.

I did not support the new rec center, but a lot of people did. The supporters are benefiting because of Bob's energy.

March 26, 2015 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A pending addition to the east Lawrence skyline; loads of downtown events set for approval; update on Rock Chalk audit

Any additional grain elevators could be in a new location, although it would be slightly more coordination for the owner. I wonder if there are incentives for this kind of issue.

March 24, 2015 at 6:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A pending addition to the east Lawrence skyline; loads of downtown events set for approval; update on Rock Chalk audit

Grain elevators need to be more rural now. The city is growing around them and heavy trucks are traveling on city streets, sometimes in residential areas. These trucks need better access and we need less truck traffic through the city.

March 24, 2015 at 1:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission candidate Matthew Herbert answers your questions

Property owner responsibility for sidewalks is state law. Some communities manage maintenance, repair or construction of sidewalks without billing a resident directly.

March 24, 2015 at 12:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Public interest

Snapshots of data are subject to lack of context. If you look at a longer history of the deficit, you can see that the deficit significantly increases because of wars or economic upheaval. See


March 22, 2015 at 8:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Retiree attraction effort launches marketing campaign

That's a start, Michelle, but it's more complicated than one housing development.

Medical services


Parttime jobs

Stable neighborhoods

ADA accommodations

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March 21, 2015 at 6:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )