City Government

Lawrence Transit begins rear-door boarding for bus passengers

Starting Wednesday, Lawrence Transit passengers will need to board and exit the bus from the rear door as part of new COVID-19-related precautions. The City of Lawrence announced the new protocol in a news release Tuesday, saying it is designed to increase social distancing on buses. The ...

Lawrence City Commission meeting postponed because of technical difficulties

Because of technical difficulties, the Lawrence City Commission has postponed its meeting that was originally scheduled to take place Tuesday. City spokesman Porter Arneill said the city experienced complications with its live stream on YouTube and therefore postponed the meeting until a ...

Lawrence outdoor pool will again provide a place to shower for those in need

Facilities at Lawrence's downtown pool will be open twice this week in an effort to provide people in need a place to shower and hand-wash clothing. The City of Lawrence's Parks and Recreation Department will open the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., on Tuesday and Thursday, from 1 ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider incentives for mixed-use housing development

City leaders will soon decide whether to provide close to $2 million in incentives for a mixed-use housing development planned for the Warehouse Arts District. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will consider an economic incentives request for Penn Street Lofts. The ...

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured Thursday, July 7, 2016.

City of Lawrence cancels several meetings, announces new meeting procedures

All but a handful of City of Lawrence meetings have been canceled for the month of April because of health orders related to the coronavirus outbreak. The city announced in a news release that it had canceled all nonessential meetings of advisory boards and committees previously scheduled ...

City extends deadline for residents to make sidewalk repairs

The City of Lawrence has extended the deadline for those who want to make or arrange their own sidewalk repairs. The city has extended the deadline to file self-repaired hazards from April 30 to May 31, according to a city news release. The release said that the deadline was extended to help ...

Fleet of vans to begin collecting data on Lawrence road conditions

The City of Lawrence begins a project this week to assess and inventory the condition of all roadways within the city. The city hired the firm Data Transfer Solutions to perform the assessment, which includes the use of vans with cameras to gather data on road conditions, according to a city ...

City of Lawrence providing place to shower, wash clothes for those in need

The City of Lawrence will be allowing people in need to use the showers at the city's Outdoor Aquatic Center beginning Wednesday afternoon. The city said in an announcement that it would be opening the showers to help address the needs of all members of the community. The city previously had ...

Lawrence bus service to reduce campus routes, causing some driver layoffs

The coronavirus outbreak has caused local bus routes to reduce their service and some bus drivers have been asked to leave their jobs. To help control the spread of COVID-19, the University of Kansas canceled all in-person classes for the spring semester and suspended all nonessential ...

Lawrence library extends closure into mid-May

The Lawrence Public Library will remain closed through May 17 in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the library announced Friday. "As a thriving community hub for all ages, the library feels it is in everyone’s best interest to help flatten the curve and model safe social ...