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Archive for Friday, April 29, 2011

The City of Lawrence by the numbers

Downtown Lawrence merchants are hatching a plan to help rid Massachusetts Street of panhandlers. A new program will hand out educational resources listing social service agencies to downtown visitors, designed to discourage them from giving out money.

Downtown Lawrence merchants are hatching a plan to help rid Massachusetts Street of panhandlers. A new program will hand out educational resources listing social service agencies to downtown visitors, designed to discourage them from giving out money.

April 29, 2011

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Only in Lawrence 2011

A special section honoring your neighbors, unsung heroes and people who do the little things that just make life better in Lawrence.

Only in Lawrence 2011: About town

Read about the honorees for the 2011 Only in Lawrence: "About town" category.

What makes the city of Lawrence work? Here are the numbers, averaged out, of services the city provides each week.

  • 13.8 — police officers on duty for the midnight shift
  • 69.4 — millions of gallons of water distributed by the city
  • 81 — number of youth and adult games played
  • 184 — classes held at the Nature Center, Aquatic Center and recreation buildings
  • 190 — calls for service by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
  • 230 — feet of water main replaced
  • 319 — miles of streets maintained
  • 1,256 — tons of trash collected
  • 7,826 — feet of sewer line that is cleaned and inspected
  • 14,000 — rides on the T
  • 592,829 — dollar amount of sales tax collected

Source: City of Lawrence

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