City Government

Veteran, nonprofit board member Dustin Stumblingbear files again for City Commission

Veteran and nonprofit board member Dustin Stumblingbear has filed again for election to the Lawrence City Commission. Stumblingbear, 40, who has lived in Lawrence since 2009, ran unsuccessfully for City Commission in 2017, finishing fourth in a race for three seats. Stumblingbear said he ...

Lawrence bus drivers prepared for possible strike after city changes contractor

Story updated at 5:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31: Amid renegotiation of their contract, members of the local transit union are prepared to strike, raising the possibility that local bus service could come to a halt. The city of Lawrence and the University of Kansas recently decided to hire a ...

City seeking artwork for downtown sculpture exhibition

The city of Lawrence is seeking artwork for the 31st annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition is open to artists 18 and older, and selected artists will receive a $1,750 honorarium for each selected or commissioned work, according to a news release from the city. As part of ...

Recycle your Christmas tree for wildlife habitat; city will collect curbside

The City of Lawrence will collect Christmas trees through January to be used for wildlife habitat. Lawrence residents may place live-cut trees at the curb or alley by 6 a.m. on their collection service day throughout January, according to a news release from the city. Christmas trees will be ...

City and KU to consider site near Bob Billings Parkway for future bus-transfer hub

Both the city of Lawrence and the University of Kansas are now eyeing Bob Billings Parkway for the site of the future bus-transfer hub. The city and KU coordinate their bus service, and the city has been on a yearslong quest to determine a location to build the station. After receiving the ...

City to join study to determine racial breakdown of police stops and searches

City leaders have approved funding for a study that will determine the rates at which local law enforcement agencies pull over and search people of color. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with Douglas County, Eudora, ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Dec. 18 meeting

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 12/11/18. 2. Receive minutes from various boards and commissions. 3. Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be ...

Discussions about catch and release of feral cat colonies to continue at City Hall

The conversation at City Hall will continue about potentially allowing colonies of feral cats to live in the city as long as the cats have been vaccinated and spayed or neutered. Though Lawrence city commissioners didn’t provide much input on the “community cats” program proposed by the ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Dec. 11 meeting

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 12/04/18. 2. Receive minutes from various boards and commissions. 3. Approve all claims. The list of claims will be posted by the Finance Department on Monday prior to the meeting. If Monday is a holiday, the claims will be ...