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Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs

Regarding your last point, I could not have said it better myself. That is why the city's retail pull factor is nearly last among first class cities. We have not created a menu of options that is large or diverse enough to retain and attract retail dollars. Bad mouthing retailers and railing against businesses are just the solution to attract those opportunities! Doing what Lawrence does best: driving away new businesses and flouting our elitist attitudes!

October 15, 2011 at 12:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs

Lay off the meth before you get on the message boards again and calm down. Any rational observer can clearly conclude that Wyandotte County is better off than it was 20 years ago.

October 15, 2011 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs

Are they really "sneaking it in" if there is signage? I have not heard anyone have a problem with signage. Seems fair, but I deserve the right to choose whether to shop there and not have that decision made by no-growth advocates and protectionist local merchants who do not want competition.

October 15, 2011 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs

Have you ever driven through a parking lot on a Saturday or Sunday at the Legends and counted the number of Douglas County license plates? Apparently they are doing something right. Last time I checked they also have a NASCAR track, professional soccer team and soon a multi-million dollar office park for Cerner. What a horrible decision for them to allow this "corporate welfare" and race to the bottom??? Sure worked out horribly for them!

October 15, 2011 at 10:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs

It is fraud on your behalf to claim that you speak for any consumers. Why don't you cut and paste us something? So tired of the ridiculous anti-business environment in this town that drives away quality retailers, restaurants and businesses.

October 15, 2011 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Policy would require developments with special sales tax to post signs

That's right. You drive an extra 3 miles across the town to one of the others Taco Bell locations to save a whole penny on that taco or burrito! You showed them!

October 15, 2011 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: 'Sneaky taxes' soon may come with a sign; signs of a rebound at 19th and Haskell; new furniture store and rumors of an East Lawrence doctor's office

Merrill -- Your bike cannot make it all the way out to Bauer Farms anyway. Please continue your boycott of one. I will continue enjoying my Orange Leaf Yogurt and Taco Bell in the meantime.

October 14, 2011 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: 'Sneaky taxes' soon may come with a sign; signs of a rebound at 19th and Haskell; new furniture store and rumors of an East Lawrence doctor's office

Who defines the public interest and what is the public interest? I am not particularly upset about any non-profit groups and see no problem with transferring property tax dollars for their use. The point is that government at all levels routinely allows for the transfer of public resources to support private uses.

I love Orange Leaf Yogurt. I am aware of the 1% sales tax added for the TDD. I do not care. Why should I be prohibited from voting with my feet and continuing to frequent this establishment?

October 14, 2011 at 5:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: 'Sneaky taxes' soon may come with a sign; signs of a rebound at 19th and Haskell; new furniture store and rumors of an East Lawrence doctor's office

Why do my property tax dollars subsidize non-profit organizations operating in the city? Where is the outrage over this practice?

October 14, 2011 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Town Talk: 'Sneaky taxes' soon may come with a sign; signs of a rebound at 19th and Haskell; new furniture store and rumors of an East Lawrence doctor's office

There is absolutely no unfair advantage. In return for charging its own customers an extra 1% sales tax, which the customers agree to pay by patronizing the establishment, the property owner gets the right to use those proceeds to make improvements to the property. When you go by a burrito at Taco Bell, you pay an extra penny. What a travesty! Someone call the police.

October 14, 2011 at 10:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )