Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K

Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera
Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera speaks to the scholarship winners at the Lawrence High Alumni Awards

Pavegate Costs City Again Over $600,000 to fix and re-do Pavegate roads

 When Lawrence former Mayor Willie Lantigua tried to use state Chapter 90 money to help his reelection campaign he chose to use substandard paving materials and then plastered signs on every street stating the roads were being paved due to the efforts of Lanitgua. 

On Thursday, Mayor Rivera (who defeated Lantigua by 84 votes) will hold a press conference at noon to discuss the state of last year’s Chapter 90 money misuse and the plans for this year’s Chapter 90 money. 

The press conference will be held on Phillips Street in Lawrence between North Parish Road and Exeter Street. 

 

 

3 Responses to "Lawrence Mayor Rivera to Discuss Lantigua’s “PaveGate” Scandal Thursday says Lantigua’s “Misuse” of State Money Cost Taxpayers $600K"

  1. franktrades   August 13, 2014 at 12:09 PM

    What is the annual price tag for the state to finance Lawrence? How is the money raised: legislative vote?

  2. Kathy Runge   August 13, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    We get about $178 million from the state for the General Fund. Most of that is for the schools. You don’t mind supporting us, do you?

    • franktrades   August 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      As a matter of fact I DO mind Kathy. What are you doing to get yourself OFF the dole. How many years has it been? What a disgrace.