Should the city help downtown building owners pay for sprinkler systems?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 7, 2006
“I think it would be in the city’s best interest, considering that downtown is kind of the jewel of Lawrence. But the business owners should also have a hand in paying for it.”
“The city should help as much as they can, but in the end it should be the owners’ responsibility.”
“No. It should be on the building owners. They need to spend the extra money to get the sprinklers.”
“I would say yes, they should help. This is a very special place - a very unique place. It draws a lot of people to the city, and they should work together to keep it that way.”