I would like to place an announcement about the unruly behavior of the kids selling water and other drinks at the corner of 1st and Randolph NW, outside the abandoned church. I believe that this is for a good cause, however their sales tactics for conducting their affairs are rather dangerous, and cause a huge public disturbance especially for the residents who live close the corner.
My complaints are as follows:
1.These kids are very young minors(6 - 14 years old) and there is no adult supervision with them. This is a public safety issue as the kids often do not have the wherewithal to avoid oncoming car traffic, bike traffic, and people walking their pets.
2. The kids are exceptionally loud, and attempts to have them reduce their decibel level fall on deaf ears. If there was an adult with them, then maybe this issue could be addressed, however since there isn't, the kids just go about their business shouting "Who Wants to Buy Water" as loud as they can. Some of us have to work at night and need the afternoons to rest and recuperate before the night.
3. I would like to believe that this is a fundraising effort for the church, however I cannot verify this. If it is something for the church, then there MUST be an adult present at all times to regulate the conduct of the kids. However, if it's just the kids trying to earn some money, then this has to be prohibited on the grounds that it is (a) dangerous, and (b) very disturbing to the neighborhood.