To the editor:
I am an East Lawrence 40-year resident who is opposed to the Lawrence Community Shelter relocating to our neighborhood. Anybody who has been in Lawrence more than a year knows full well the impact the LCS and its clientele have on the downtown area and that the problem is only getting worse! Why should East Lawrence residents and businesses be forced to endure the long-time problems of downtown caused by the LCS?
In a recent article, Loring Henderson said he would like to talk to neighbors about a fence, lighting and landscaping. I don’t believe those things will help stop the LCS clientele from walking through our neighborhoods full of kids en route to the new location. If you build it they will come!
Lawrence taxpayers already foot the bill for one too many non-county residents and the career transients that would rather keep a high than keep a job. C’mon, commissioners, this is a bad idea! Stand up for East Lawrence. That’s your job!