Do you think Lawrence has a panhandling problem?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on November 7, 2008
“No. There are cities with much larger homeless populations, and I think Lawrence does an admirable job helping those in need.”
“Yes. Coming from Johnson County, I think Lawrence would be a lot nicer with less panhandling. It’s hard to even go out to eat here with your family without being harassed. I think something needs to be done.”
“I do, but I’m not sure what else can be done. They already have rules on the books about it, and the people who are panhandling seem to abide by them.”
“I do not. The ones who ask me are polite enough and don’t bother me any further if I say no.”