Documents

Chief Khatib’s request for mental health squad
July 14, 2016
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.
Draft of responsible use guidelines
July 11, 2016
Draft of responsible use guidelines for iPad rollout.
City Manager’s recommended 2017 budget
July 7, 2016
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.
Discrimination and harassment policy draft
July 7, 2016
The draft of changes to the district's discrimination and harassment policy was completed in May. Additions are in italics.
Hazing and bullying policy draft
July 7, 2016
The draft of changes to the district's hazing and bullying policy was completed in May. Additions are in italics.
2015 Kansas fireworks injuries
June 28, 2016
This report shows the kinds of fireworks involved in 137 fireworks injuries in 2015, along with the sex and age of those injured.
Chamber letter on economic development incentives policies
June 23, 2016
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.
Kids Count profile
June 21, 2016
Kansas and National Kids Count profile
Fish vs. Kobach Injunction
June 21, 2016
U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson's order directing state election officials to register voters who had signed up through their local motor vehicle offices.
Belenky vs. Kobach
June 21, 2016
Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis' decision saying the Secretary of State has no legal authority to conduct a dual election system.
Lawrence Loop
June 20, 2016
This map shows the Lawrence Loop, proposed to one day circle the city, and the segments remaining to complete it.
A Century of Newspapering: The Simons of Lawrence
June 17, 2016
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.
University Place survey results
June 17, 2016
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.
Transit hub concept plan
June 17, 2016
This May 4 concept plan shows the proposed site and traffic pattern for a transit hub on Kansas University's Lot 90.
Zogby Kansas Poll, June 2016
June 10, 2016
Kansas statewide poll of state government issues, 2016 presidential race.