Lawrence rejects plan to raise sales tax to fund sidewalk repairs

City commissioners shot down a recommendation Tuesday from Lawrence’s Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force to ask voters in 2019 for a 0.05-cent sales tax increase to fund sidewalk repairs.

The recommendation was part of the task force’s 37-page document outlining problems for pedestrians and bicyclists in Lawrence and possible solutions. Commissioners gave feedback to the task force in a study session Tuesday in order for the group to make changes and present a final version to the city by March 1.

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