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Downtown property taxes are very high. The assessed value vs appraised value of a home is around 11.5%.Assessed vs appraised downtown is 25%. Tax vs appraised on a home is approximately 1.5%Tax vs appraised downtown is 3.2%Why is that?Small businesses should be getting tax incentives to stay, in my opinion. Mill levy going up, water going up. Downtown Lawrence is a great place and the downtown merchants are very grateful for the people that shop locally. One more totally unrelated topic. Why does the new bypass feel like you are driving on a gravel road? Totally smooth until you get on and smooth when it gets back to the old. In both directions. Speaking of bumpy, Kasold and Wakarusa from 6th to Clinton Parkway is embarrassing. That's all. I feel better. Thank You
Posted 6 November 2017, 4:50 p.m.
General Jeans. Steve Vormehr managed it & Mike Coffman worked there. It was a set back like a gas station previous. 1973-74ish
Posted 11 July 2017, 7:47 p.m.
In Monday's USA today, Seattle is possibly going to spend 1.2 million to save its troubled bike share program.
Posted 7 March 2016, 8:32 a.m.
How come they never mention what a great fisherman Joe's father, Big Joe Dineen, is?
Posted 11 April 2013, 10:33 a.m.
Posted 13 October 2012, 7:24 a.m.
Great editorial. We donate hundreds of dollars of cash and merchandise every year and are happy to do so. We are very appreciative of our customers who realize this and patronize our business when the need arises. I know that lawrence doesn't have everything that one needs, but in some cases the locally owned business can get what you want and save you money. A friend of mine who owns a restraunt had one of his employees about to get engaged. He encouraged her to at least come look in downtown lawrence. They went to a kansas city mall and bought a ring. The groom to be is employed by the city. So his pay is coming from our tax dollars. It makes no sense to me why someone like that wouldn't at least give local stores a chance.
Posted 5 October 2009, 5:26 p.m.
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