Archive for Monday, October 17, 2005

Racial-profiling measure addressed

Lawrence City Commission agenda highlights ¢ 6:35 p.m. Tuesday ¢ City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at

October 17, 2005


Bottom line

City commissioners will consider adopting an ordinance that would allow the city to comply with a new state law requiring cities to adopt a policy dealing with racial profiling by police officers.


The law requires the city to create a new police advisory board that will advise the police chief on matters related to racial profiling, and also accept and deal with complaints of racial profiling by members of the public. The law also requires police officers to receive training to avoid racial profiling, and requires the police department to keep a log of all racial-profiling complaints by the public.

Other business


proclaim Oct. 24 as United Nations Day.

Consent agenda

approve city commission meeting minutes of Oct. 4.

receive minutes from various boards and commissions.

Approve all claims.

Approve drinking establishment license for the Jet Lag Lounge, 610 Fla.

adopt resolution authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation for Kasold Drive bridge improvements over the Kansas Turnpike.

Bid and purchase items:

a.) approve the proposal for construction engineering services from Professional Engineering Consultants for Kasold Drive bridge project for $357,099.

b.) authorize city manager to enter into a contract with Huxtable L.T. Services in the amount of $38,180 for the replacement of the makeup air unit at the central maintenance garage.

Adopt the following on second and final reading:

a.) Establish no parking along the west side of Lawrence Avenue from 150 feet north of Bob Billings Parkway to Applegate Court.

Approve a site plan for Brown Shoe Fit Co., 829 Mass.

Approve a site plan for the expansion of nonconforming use park patio area and valet parking area at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Mass.

Approve a use permitted upon review for co-location on existing wireless tower located at 1800 Naismith Drive by Verizon Wireless.

Approve a use permitted upon review for New Horizons Tae Kwon Do Studio at 3200 Clinton Parkway.

Approve the following rezoning requests:

a.) 10.281 acres from A Agricultural to RS-2 Single Family at 515 Monterey Way.

b.) 4.95 acres from PRD-2 Planned Residential Development to PID-1 Planned Industrial Development north of Bob Billings Parkway between Wakarusa Drive and Research Park Drive.

c.) 3.88 acres from PRD-2 Planned Residential District to M-1 Research Industrial north of Bob Billings Parkway between Wakarusa Drive and Research Park Drive.

Approve an amendment to the Horizon 2020's Parks, Recreation and Open Space plan showing a new map detailing areas to consider future parkland purchases.

Authorize the mayor to sign a subordination agreement for Cynthia Wisdom, 1049 Home Circle.

Regular agenda

Consider sending out request for proposals for use of the Carnegie Library building at Ninth and Vermont streets.

Consider approving an update to Horizon 2020's transportation chapter. The amendment includes a new map that shows a westward extension of Peterson Road.

Receive staff report concerning Senate Bill 77, related to racial profiling, which has passed the Legislature and been signed into law.

Review current policy and consider establishing new policy on city vehicles that are taken home by employees.

Consider a motion to recess into executive session to consult with city attorney and to discuss possible real estate acquisition.


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