From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 16, 1973:
- A resolution creating a "Citizens Advisory Council" was to be considered at an upcoming Lawrence City Commission meeting. Former city commissioners had met with the current commissioners in February and had agreed to serve as the core of the new council. They had also been asked to prepare a report on the specifics of expanding the nucleus to a broadly representative group of 50 to 60 people. Their plan, proposed in June, would guarantee representation of two persons from each of the city's six wards, twenty from the community at large, and two automatic members from the Kansas University Student Senate. The purpose of the council was to keep the commission in contact with public opinion and disseminate information on city decisions and issues to Lawrence citizens. The group would also help study problems and complete other tasks as assigned by the city commission.
- Other items on the next City Commission agenda included the consideration of a site plan for a Peter Pan Ice Cream Store to be located at 1015 West Sixth, approval of plans for sanitary sewers for the North Lawrence Industrial Addition, and discussion of storm sewer improvements at 23rd Street and Naismith Drive.