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meganchi (Anonymous) says...

In looking at the history of who the original natives were to Lawrence area, they were the "Kansa" or Kanza. I think to represent the history in the school name would be fitting.
My vote is Kanza South if moving forward with name change.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

Maybe it would be nice to honor this man since the land was donated by bureau of indian affairs through Haskel.
Ely Samuel Parker (1828 – August 31, 1895), (born Hasanoanda, later known as Donehogawa) was a Seneca attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. He was commissioned a lieutenant colonel during the American Civil War, when he served as adjutant to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. He wrote the final draft of the Confederate surrender terms at Appomattox. Later in his career, Parker rose to the rank of brevet brigadier general. President Grant appointed him as Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the first Native American to hold that post.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

In addition, our lighting in downtown parking lots is horrible. Look at the lot behind Watkins museum, for example, light turn off from a timer, and do not turn on with motion. I feel like the lights should get set to stay on solid from dark to dawn.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

The police and bar owners should form a partnership and discuss ways to make it safer. This could include high Def camera scans of each person entering an establishment, dress codes enforced that make it difficult to conceal guns, and security wanding every person. Looking at other cities nationwide, they utilize this kind of partnership and share ideas.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

This is not fracking good. Wichita has had several earthquakes caused by these disposal wells. This would be only 100 miles southwest of Lawrence.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

- adopt an ordinance or executive order for mandatory mixed income housing, or inclusionary zoning where the developer can receive non-monetary compensation in the form of density bonuses, zoning variances, or expedited permits, which can all reduce the cost of construction
- offer up public land to develop affordable housing at a cheaper price
- renovate city owned buildings that are vacant to turn into apartments
- adaptive reuse of nonresidential properties
- use fees collected by Recorder of Deeds. For example, a $75 fee on the recording of real-estate documents, capped at $225 per parcel.
- adopt housing impact fee to developers on a per square foot basis
- removing parking minimums or change building codes to make it easier to rehab older buildings
- fund with transient guest tax or air bnb tax
- pay-for-success financing model (used in other cities in America)
- deed restricted home ownership
- establish commercial linkage fees
- provide developers with an opportunity to experiment with different housing models (thinking outside the box, like tiny houses or renovating old locomotive cars to create housing units.)
- rezone to include Section 8 within the wealthier neighborhoods
- employer assisted housing program
- have cooperative owership of apartment buildings.
- require developers and contractors to prioritize hiring locally, as well as hiring women and minorities

I'll support another funding measure, but I cannot support it if it involves a sales tax.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

"company has found numerous ways to provide care in a state hospital setting more efficiently, reducing both direct costs and exposure to legal liability.".....such as?

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

I didn't once mention Seattle or San fran. I would like to see viable data on a comparable city similar to Lawrence's population and size. Show data of what works and doesn't work. What can we learn from the development practices of these other towns or small cities so we don't make huge missteps.

meganchi (Anonymous) says...

My concern is how the city will address gentrification. Look at other cities who have done this plan and provide us comparison data on infill development. Rents in the urban desirable high rise apartments rise significantly, which in turn has surrounding neighborhood homes escalate in high rental prices.

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