leesaylor (Lee Saylor)

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See the latest downtown multistory building likely to request financial incentives from the city

You obviously haven't seen Soviet public housing buildings. They look like cement bunkers. This is much more interesting. I'm not saying that it the best, but it is more interesting than a lot of the steel and glass monstrosities that have been foisted on the American public in the last 30 years.

April 18, 2016 at 2:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission considers creating own janitorial staff; plan would come with high price tag

"City Manager Diane Stoddard told commissioners that the city currently employs “many, many” part-time employees — especially through the Parks and Recreation Department — at comparable wages to what ISS paid its employees. She warned against setting a precedent for wage level that the city couldn't afford for all of its employees."
What is wrong with the city setting precedent for wage levels? Why is is okay for the city to require private employers to pay a certain wage, but not do so itself? I f the city acknowledges that it takes a certain wage to live in our city, why wouldn't it be in the forefront of providing that level?

February 17, 2016 at 6:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence Art Guild unanimously votes to remove officers in Thursday's emergency meeting because of 'irregularities' in guild management

A review of the Secretary of State Filings by Monaghan show the membership dropping from 262 on 4/9/2014 to 36 on 1/6/2015 shows that the there was no effort being made by the officers who were replaced last evening. I believe that last night's membership meeting acted in the best interests of the organization.

January 8, 2016 at 7:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parking questions loom for Here @ Kansas apartment project as high-tech parking company files for bankruptcy, stops work on project

It says in the article that the city can refuse to issue occupancy permit if they don't meet the parking requirement.

October 9, 2015 at 8:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parking questions loom for Here @ Kansas apartment project as high-tech parking company files for bankruptcy, stops work on project

Dorothy, Amy is saying that they drive to Lawrence from wherever they are from (not Lawrence) and need a place to put their car once they get here. What is your suggestion for that?

October 9, 2015 at 8:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Larsen, Morgan advance to fill vacant Lawrence City Commission seat

Stop harping on change orders. Change orders are not alway initiated by the contractors, but also initiated by the owner of of the project. It is a two way street. A change order can also cost the contractor money, if the owner uses it to correct an error by the contractor. Without a change order, a drafting mistake (by either side) can become a costly burden to the operation of the building or project for many years.

October 2, 2015 at 7:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission decides to interview six remaining candidates at special meeting Thursday

I can and have taken a bus from my front door (in west Lawrence) to my office (downtown Kansas City) for $7.50 one way. The infrastructure is already there.

September 30, 2015 at 1:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal for downtown grocery store at former Borders site emerges again

Cosentino's in Downtown KC proves your theorem wrong.

September 23, 2015 at 3:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Planners looking at trading some downtown parking spots for additional bicycle parking; Alvamar redevelopment recommended for approval by planning commissioners

So you are saying that providing a convenience for one vehicle is more important than providing one for up to 10 vehicles?

August 25, 2015 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown retailer of 20 years closing Lawrence store; rumors of a new chicken chain on West Sixth Street; a Facebook flap at City Hall

Shouldn't he listen to everyone? The facebook page is just one venue that Matthew created to make it easier for folks to contact him. He listens to many different people in many different ways. Not everyone who posts on his page agrees with him, which you would know if you read the posts beyond this latest flap.

August 6, 2015 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )