westcl (Clara Westphal)


Comment history

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

I paid to have my sidewalks repaired when I bought the property several years ago. The property owners by state law are responsible for the sidewalks. Why should some of us pay when others do not?

There are sidewalks the city owns that need repair; i.e. north of Perry Park.

February 10, 2016 at 10:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Annual Mardi Gras parade marches up Mass Street

Looks more like they were blocking the sidewalk than parading. It was pretty cold to be playing brass or woodwind instruments.

February 9, 2016 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Controversial Kansas sex-ed poster lives on as lawmakers debate prosecuting teachers

Dorothy, what grades did you teach?

February 5, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Marijuana bill to conference committee; school accounting bill dies; bill raising auto insurance minimums advances

Boog Highberger has wanted marijuana legalized since his early 'honk for hemp' days in Lawrence. .

February 5, 2016 at 1:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

The ins and outs of a proposed increase in parking fines for downtown Lawrence

The money should be used to pay the debt on the parking garage.

February 4, 2016 at 7:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Controversial Kansas sex-ed poster lives on as lawmakers debate prosecuting teachers

The poster does seem a little much for a 5th grader in middle school.

February 4, 2016 at 10:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

How much influence should the state government have over what can be taught in schools?

Teacher certification should be the state's responsibility. The curriculum should be determined by educators.

February 4, 2016 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

More than 9,000 Lawrence residents see delay in receiving January water bills

I recently had a bill for a 45 day period. The billing is very inconsistent. Last year I had an estimated billing of $103 because they couldn't read the meters. That was almost a third more that normal. I called the utility department and they made an attempt to explain how the averages were figured. It made no sense at all.

February 2, 2016 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence high school students create petition to ban Confederate flag districtwide

The Civil War was not fought over slavery.

January 31, 2016 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Minority groups push for same-day voter registration

There was a lady in line ahead of me a few years ago that had already voted at another precinct and was trying to vote again.

January 31, 2016 at 8:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )