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On Should Lawrence be doing more to attract retirees?

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Bill Lee 1 year, 7 months ago

Retirees are ready for life to get easier. Replacing Knology would be a good place to start. We need more retail in North Lawrence which is where many retirees will live.

grammaddy 1 year, 7 months ago

Not until something is done about the cost of living here.

kernal 1 year, 7 months ago

Are we still talking about this with sales and property taxes going up? What a laugh. Maybe if we did away with the sales tax on food, but other wise? fergidaboudit.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 7 months ago

I would say no because retired people use resources, they don't provide them. So, Lawrence would need more people willing to work in the service industries to serve in restaurants and such. Also, retired people tend to have a lot of health problems so we would need to consider that aspect.

I think for a town, or a small city, to be healthy it needs a mixture of ages and cultures. No one of them should be emphasized. Lawrence should be welcoming to all.

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