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Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 8, 2016
Daniel Glascock, bus driver, Lawrence
“The gentrification of East Lawrence. That whole Ninth Street corridor thing seems as if its whole purpose is to bifurcate the community into haves and have-nots.”
Stephanie Crawford, substitute teacher, Lawrence
“Mental health at Bert Nash. I just read that they lost a bunch of funding.”
Matt Zimmerman, pastor, Lawrence
Jess Wendler, works at Sandbar Subs, Lawrence
“I’ve been hearing a lot about schools lately. It seems like we’ve forgotten about that to a degree.”
1 year, 7 months ago
The failure that is Brownback.
Interesting that the bus driver opposes a tiny little passageway that encourages alternative forms of transportation - walking and biking.
The walk-, bike- and wheel-friendly aspects of the East Ninth project are not what people object to. Nearly everyone I've heard or read about supports these changes.
What they object to is pretty much anything that moves this city forward. The vision in East Lawrence extends almost as far as the end of their noses and the collective is matched only by the Republican party in painting apocalyptic scenarios for every new idea presented. This is a 7-block improvement that will add vitality, encourage mixed use and make the neighborhood stronger. The opponents act as if someone is bringing a viaduct through and putting a waste dump at the end of it.
It's clear that the community is tiring of the no-sayers. The neighborhood is not so precious and dainty and fragile as a handful of doom-sayers would have everyone believe.
I walked this pathway the other day with my wife. My goodness what a great opportunity for the neighborhood and for the city! Positivity and vision is what the Just Say No Association needs.
I think it is wonderful anytime the east side of town gets anything. However,it would be nice if attention to the east side were paid to the areas not visible from downtown.
I want to hear what they are going to do to stop Brownback from further destroying our state. The GOP candidates had a forum the other day and all they talked about were guns? How much more can they do? Allow people to own nuclear bombs? Require everyone to carry a gun? Seriously, this is no longer an issue in Kansas.
They didn't once mention the ridiculous tax cuts that are ruining our state. They did not once mention the budget fiasco, the mess that privatizing Medicaid has caused. No concern whatsoever for education, the elderly, the disabled, the mentally ill, the physically ill, or really person in Kansas. Just guns. I would like the press to also investigate just how much they have invested in companies that produce guns and ammo.
".... Allow people to own nuclear bombs?.." File under "L" for ludicrous hyperbole.
Oh Bob used a big word, but you really need to work on that reading comprehension. What do you call politicians whose major election issue is no longer an issue in Kansas? Either they are really stupid, or they are trying to distract the voters from the mess created by their stupid leader. But you love the mess more than you love our state, so you aren't distracted at all, are you? You know exactly what they are doing, and support it. But more and more of the gullible voters are waking up to the manipulation and are getting angry. I guess they shouldn't have given gun owners everything they wanted. Now that this issue is out of the way, what do they have? Nothing.
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