Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib requested funding in Lawrence's 2017 budget to create a four-person "mental health squad" that will determine intervention in mental health-related calls. City Manager Tom Markus' recommended 2017 budget includes $256,449 for the squad.
City Manager Tom Markus released Thursday his 2017 recommended budget totaling $189 million. It includes cuts to some city staff positions and other funding requests. The budget does not propose an increase to property tax rates.
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce board of directors sent a letter to the Lawrence City Commission on Thursday voicing their opposition to proposed changes to the city's economic development incentives.
The following document is a pdf of a booklet from a Kansas Meeting of the Newcomen Society on Dec. 12, 1991. The booklet includes an introduction by then Kansas University Chancellor Dr. Gene Budig, a detailed history of The Lawrence Journal-World on its 100th anniversary by Dolph Simons Jr. and a history of the United States Bill of Rights by Professor David A. Anderson. Simons’ enclosed speech provides a detailed account of how one of the newspaper industry’s most storied families started and built the Journal-World into one of the country’s most renowned community newspapers.
Steve Evans, president of the University Place Neighborhood Association, distributed a survey to gain feedback from neighbors about the proposed transit hub in Lot 90 of the Kansas University campus, which the neighborhood surrounds.