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Your Turn: Private sector values education

Bob, You lost me. What are you trying to say about student loans?

February 11, 2016 at 9:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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

Patience. I see a court case in our future.

February 11, 2016 at 4:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Holiday shopping numbers show Lawrence did better than most but still lagging expectations; heading off an American Eagle Outfitters rumor

We should diversify our revenue streams. Relying heavily on sales tax alone is a roller coaster ride.

February 11, 2016 at 4:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Private sector values education

"Student loans are spiraling out of control, and no answer is in sight."

Student loans are more than a personal liability. The impact on our economy is huge. We have students who graduated and some who didn't saddled with loans and have little, if any, buying power. They cannot afford new cars, houses, refrigerators, ...

February 11, 2016 at 11:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission rejects plan to raise sales tax to fund sidewalk repairs

Good point. If you want to drive, they'll tax your wheels. Chuckle.

February 10, 2016 at 8:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawsuit filed against city over denial of south Iowa Street shopping center

Rob Chestnut summed it well:

".In the end, all parties are pursuing their rights. The City has a right to defend its decision. The developers have a right to contest the ruling to judge its reasonableness.

This proposal demonstrates the challenge we have as a community to provide clarity regarding our development policy."

February 6, 2016 at 9:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawsuit filed against city over denial of south Iowa Street shopping center

Wasn't Leslie Soden the top vote getter?

February 6, 2016 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawsuit filed against city over denial of south Iowa Street shopping center

Scrolling through the posts, here's what happened:

- The first proposal was rejected by the planning commission.
- The second proposal was approved by the planning commission.
- The second proposal was rejected by the city commission.

Can someone fill in on what the planning department recommended? We need to get our facts straight for a productive dialog.

February 6, 2016 at 6:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawsuit filed against city over denial of south Iowa Street shopping center

Rob, Thank you for clarifying the role of the city commission. It did not make sense to me that any applicant would expect an automatic approval. There would be no reason for the city commission to be a part of the process. It makes more sense that an applicant would expect a yes, no, or maybe.

I did not see or hear any discussion of an overall traffic plan that would plan the traffic flow generated from this area and its impact on the rest of the transportation (street) system. H2020 does state the need to address capacity regardless of the type of development.

February 6, 2016 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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