Should the city ask for volunteers to perform city services?

Asked at The Merc, 901 Iowa on February 28, 2009

“Sure. I think a lot of people probably would do it if they knew that they could.”

“Yes, because I think in Lawrence there are a lot of people who have the time to and would be willing.”

“It depends upon the service. Planting flowers is fine … but some services should be done by paid and professional staff.”

“Absolutely, because there are a lot of people here willing to volunteer and some things, like planting or grounds upkeep.”