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Rochelle Valverde

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rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Mark,

Those criticisms come from the article linked in sidebar titled, "Local group wants Lawrence residents to vote against $116M citywide sales tax renewal." All sources are cited. There are three other articles there you might read as well if you are looking for more information.

Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Hi Charles,

Just to be clear, the board won't conduct its own investigations. If a bias complaint is appealed, the board reviews the police department's investigation and then makes a recommendation to the city manager as to whether more investigation is needed. The city manager makes the ultimate decision.

Thanks,
Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

You're welcome. The city right-of-way will shift with the road. The contract states: "The
City will vacate its Right of Way in the abandoned portion of Fambrough Drive and KU will convey to the City a Right of Way in the newly-aligned Fambrough Drive, and the abandoned Right of Way will be divided between the University and KUEA and the KUEA portion will become part of the Leased Parking Area."

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Hi Samantha,

I have attached the construction agreement and the parking lot lease to the story.

Thanks,
Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Hi Lori,

Thanks for your comment. Taxes are levied on 11.5 percent of a home's assessed property value, and a mill is $1 in taxes for every $1,000 of a property's assessed valuation.

Thanks,
Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Hi Clara,

Phase one of the 19th Street project is the section of the street from Iowa Street to Naismith Drive. It was originally scheduled for 2018, but was moved up to this year. The pedestrian tunnel is a separate project that would be funded in part by a grant. The city will hear in the fall whether it will be awarded the grant.

Thanks,
Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

David,

The parking lot connects to the alleyway and a sign posted by the parking lot entrance states access to the alley is permitted. I would guess that includes trash trucks.

-Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Hi Jake,

I've added a line to the story to indicate that the board will review the police investigation of the complaint and if it disagrees would forward an alternative finding to the city manager’s office for additional review.

Thanks,
Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Hi RJ,

Just to clarify, the board does not conduct its own investigations. In the event of an appeal relating to racial or other bias-based policing, it would review the investigation done by the police department and then make a recommendation.

-Rochelle

rvalverde (Rochelle Valverde) says...

Thanks, Leslie.

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