Letters to The Lawrence Times are welcome and encouraged.
The Lawrence Times runs opinion columns and letters to the Times written by community members with varying perspectives on local issues. These pieces do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Times staff.
LETTERS TO THE TIMES
”No matter your opinion or stance on homelessness, I know without a doubt that the Lawrence community cares about keeping their neighbors alive,” Jenn Wolsey writes in this letter to the Times.
”Scarcity of staff has compelled facilities to deploy CNAs with minimal training and experience into situations where the safety net of an experienced colleague or nurse is glaringly absent,” Addison Stover writes in this letter to the Times.
”Douglas County now has a draft Climate Action Plan, and kudos to the team that put it together! … However, there is one glaring omission: utility-scale renewable energy,” Joe Harrington writes in this letter to the Times.
”Exactly where are the homeless supposed to go when the shelters are overflowing and their camps are disbanded? Many of our fellow neighbors and friends are just a paycheck or two away from joining them,” Diana Marcotte writes in this letter to the Times.
”City utility rates have been escalating at an unsustainable rate over the last few years. … Rising utility rates impact all residents,” Rob Chestnut writes in this letter to the Times.
”We encourage the planning commission to recommend the utility-scale solar Kansas Sky Energy Project to the Douglas County Commission,” writes Carol Williamson, president of the League of Women Voters of Lawrence-Douglas County.
”I’m sure homeless services for the general public who fall on hard times are needed. Those services will not meet the needs of the severely mentally ill, nor will they serve the desires of the community at large,” Bill Simons writes in this letter to the Times.
”Repeating lies doesn’t change them into truths. More civic engagement, not cynicism, is what democracy needs to survive,” Sonja Czarnecki writes in this letter to the Times.
”I was just so surprised that the distinguished professor lecture on barriers and self-determination will not be available by Zoom or webinar or as audio,” Juanita Carlson writes in this letter to the Times.
”There is a long-term financial advantage for cities to stabilize their modest housing stock and the infrastructure which already exists by utilizing district overlays that provide a level playing field for working families to buy into the market and become long-term residents,” Deborah Snyder writes in this letter to the Times.
“Careful planning decisions must be made to allow for a proper balance of living opportunities that promote healthy, safe and affordable neighborhoods,” Candice Davis writes in this letter to the Times.