Lawrence, Kansas has been leading the news here for the past two days, because the Eugene city manager has apparently applied for, and been named a finalist for, the city manager job out there. Apparently the LJ-World broke the story.
With about 82,000 people, Lawrence is much smaller than Eugene,with nearly 145,000 people, so the potential job could be seen as a step down for Taylor.
But Taylor said Lawrence, while it can be contentious, has a “clear commitment to the city manager form of government.”
I’m not sure what the “it” is in “it can be contentious,” there — I’m going to assume it’s “the city manager form of government” and not Lawrence.
I feel like I’m living in bizarro world. I kind of want to call this guy and tell him all the good of Lawrence; then again, he’s originally from Topeka, so he probably already knows.
ETA: Another piece of Kansas in the news: “Kansas Festival: Great Cattle Drive” via the AP on Yahoo!. My dad is going along on the cattle drive as the “official trail physician.”