yrbadself (Kevin Anderson)

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Lawrence City Commission to consider policy that would bill property owners for sidewalk repairs

Personally, I do not use the 100 foot sidewalk in front of my house. I live on a corner lot. My driveway to my garage is on the other side of the corner. Why should I have to pay to replace or fit it? Thankfully, it does not currently require any work. If I am expected to pay for repairs, then I should also have the choice to replace the sidewalk with grass, and make it part of my yard. I already have to shovel the sidewalk so that children can catch the school bus (I don't have children). If they pass this ordinance, I guess it is time to sell my house, and buy a lot without a sidewalk. Maybe in Eudora or Desoto.

A little over 10 years ago the city increased the taxes in our neighborhood, the utilities increased the costs in our neighborhood to prepare for expansion. The expansion never happened, and the price was never adjusted back. The city of Lawrence does a horrible job of planning, and taking care of their residents.

March 7, 2018 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to begin enforcing ordinance that will bill property owners for sidewalk repairs

Personally, I do not use the 100 foot sidewalk in front of my house. I live on a corner lot. My driveway to my garage is on the other side of the corner. Why should I have to pay to replace or fit it? Thankfully, it does not currently require any work. If I am expected to pay for repairs, then I should also have the choice to replace the sidewalk with grass, and make it part of my yard. I already have to shovel the sidewalk so that children can catch the school bus (I don't have children). If they pass this ordinance, I guess it is time to sell my house, and buy a lot without a sidewalk. Maybe in Eudora or Desoto.

March 7, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hundreds of Free State students stage walkout in protest of school shootings

As I agree with the protest (Lauren Griffin is family, and I am proud of her to no end), the First Amendment gives you the right to protest, it does not protect you from consequences. The consequences could include being fired from a job or suspended from school. However, with that said, I hope they do not get suspended.

February 23, 2018 at 4:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

LMH reaches deal to build multimillion-dollar medical facility near Rock Chalk Park

The east side of Lawrence only gets jails, homeless shelters, small offices, elderly communities. The East side doesn't get any Rock Chalk parks, no Walmart, no Hyvee, No restaurants. The city planners and are only concerned with helping the West side bypass the east side on their way to Kansas City.

October 26, 2017 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Roadwork for Oct. 2, 2017

If the city officials Lawrence is going to continue to install roundabouts, they need to keep the commercial vehicles off of the streets with the roundabouts. These large vehicles continue to destroy the curbs on these roundabouts, and they leave gravel and other items in these areas which makes it hazardous for other vehicles.

October 2, 2017 at 9:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

So long as it is "peaceful" it is a right to protest. Is blocking streets on the highway peaceful?

I believe these athletes have the right to protest however they want. While not at work.

If I am involved in any activity during my job that can bring negative focus on the company that I work for, the company has the right to terminate my employment. I could be on a plane wearing a company shirt, and be fired for doing something that our company does not believe is in the best interest of the company. The NFL has that same right as the employer.

September 28, 2017 at 2:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local group wants Lawrence residents to vote against $116M citywide sales tax renewal

I do not consider the 100 feet of sidewalk on my property any benefit to me personally. I am required to shovel it every time it snows, or get fined by the city. Keep my trees cut back so that it does not interfere with the use of the sidewalk. Now, you and the city also expect me to pay to repair a sidewalk that I never even use? I live on a corner lot, and my driveway to my house is on the other side of the street. The people who use the sidewalk in front of my house are children waiting for the school bus (We do not have children), my neighbors when they are walking through the neighborhood. It would be a benefit to me to tear the whole sidewalk up and plant grass.

September 25, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local group wants voters to reject city sales tax that would generate more than $100 million

If some of this infrastructure was used for ALL of Lawrence instead of just the people on the West Side, I might agree with it. However, all of the infrastructure improvements either go to the campus or west Lawrence. The streets, and curbs in Prairie Park are horrible. How does the money go to affordable housing? Does it actually build houses or does it just go in committee members pockets? I don't see the city actually building homes.

July 7, 2017 at 9:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission votes to declare Lawrence a 'welcoming' city for immigrants, pursue additional support

I have lived in Lawrence for nearly 20 years. I shop in Lawrence, pay property taxes in Lawrence, fund charities, and schools in Lawrence. Why is the city bowing down to the college, and high school students? They will be gone in a few years.
I guess it's time to spend my money in Kansas City, and Topeka instead of Lawrence.

March 8, 2017 at 9:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Attempt to override tax veto falls 3 votes short in Senate; little consensus on what comes next

In comparison, Kansas is not as bad as some places.
comparing Kansas to Minnesota (Where I am from, now I live in Douglas County Kansas)

Kansas
Tax year 2017
taxable income not over $30,000: 2.7 % (K.S.A. 79-32,110)
taxable income over $30,000: $810 plus 4.6 % of excess over $30,000 (K.S.A. 79-32,110)

Minnesota
​ Rate​ ​ Married joint​ ​ Married Separate​
5.35 percent​ ​$0 - $36,820 ​ $0- ​$18,410
7.05 percent​ $36,821 $146,270 ​ $18,411 -$73,140
7.85 percent​ ​ $146,271-259,420 ​ $73,141- $129,710
​9.85 percent $259,421 ​ $129,711 ​

Douglas County Kansas same property Taxes as Minneapolis Minnesota

Minnesota Sales Tax 6.875% - Kansas Sales tax 6.5%

February 24, 2017 at 11:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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