Library dopers ruining area
The constant daily issue of this area of the dopers, the homeless, transients, sex offenders (many in this neighborhood) and the "riff-raff" have turned this public facility into an "illicit hangout" much to the consternation of the users of the library, its dedicated personnel, as well as the residents of the immediate surrounding community. The close proximity of the library of two major schools (within one block) and the safety of their children is of great concern to parents, as well as those of us who live in the immediate area. We as residents feel unsafe to walk the streets in this area because of these unwelcome individuals. They have chosen this public facility to conduct their illegitimate activity, littering, panhandling, unwelcome foul remarks, drunkenness, intimidation, selfish disregard and disrespect for others within this community because very little is being done to discourage their presence! A distinct and stronger police presence and with decisive action to curb their presence in this area would be a much appreciated solution.
Edwin L. Axton