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Lawrence Elections 2017

Candidate profiles

Candidate profiles for Lawrence Elections in November 2017

Lawrence Journal-World Voter Guide

The Lawrence Journal-World 2017 Voter Guide

City Commission Candidates

Candidate profiles for City Commission in November 2017:

Jennifer Ananda
Mike Anderson
Bassem Chahine
Matthew Herbert
Lisa Larsen
Dustin Stumblingbear

School Board Candidates

Candidates for USD 497 School Board in November 2017:

Ronald 'G.R.' Gordon-Ross
James Alan Hollinger
Melissa Johnson
Kelly Jones
Gretchen Lister

No longer actively campaigning:
Jill Hayhurst
Steve Wallace

Sales Tax Renewal Questions

Lawrence League Sales Tax Brochure

NOTICE OF SPECIAL QUESTION ELECTION CITY OF LAWRENCE, KANSAS To RENEW SALES TAX (.55% Total = $5.50 on $1000)

Question Number One:

Shall the following be adopted? Shall the City of Lawrence, Kansas be authorized to impose a special purpose city retailers' sales tax in the amount of two-tenths of one percent (0.2%) on retail sales consummated within the City of Lawrence, Kansas, for the purposes of operating a City Public Transit System, including purchasing and maintaining buses and other transitvehicles, transit facilities, and equipment and such other transit-related purposes as may be in the best interest of the City, the collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?

Question Number Two:

Shall the following be adopted? Shall the City of Lawrence, Kansas be authorized to impose a special purpose city retailers' sales tax in the amount of three-tenths of one percent (0.3%) on retail sales consummated within the City of Lawrence, Kansas, for the purposes of constructing, improving, and maintaining public streets, sidewalks, storm water facilities, andrecreational trails, bikeways, and paths including residential traffic calming devices, residential curb and gutter replacement, improvements to crosswalks and accessible ramps, reconstruction of roads and intersections, purchasing fire apparatus and related fire equipment including radios and personal protective equipment, and such other related street, sidewalk, storm water, and recreational path infrastructure, and fire equipment purposes as may be in the best interest of the City, the collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?

Question Number Three:

Shall the following be adopted? Shall the City of Lawrence, Kansas be authorized to impose a special purpose city retailers' sales tax in the amount of five one-hundredths of one percent (0.05%) in the City of Lawrence, Kansas, for the purposes of providing and improving the quality, availability, and affordability of housing in Lawrence; acquiring land for future affordablehousing units; investing in private/public partnerships for the provision of affordable housing; and such other related affordable housing purposes as may be in the best interest of the City, the collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?