City Government

City leaders ask for improved evaluation process for affordable housing proposals

As the city prepares to spend up to $1 million annually to address a shortage of affordable housing, city leaders are asking that the process for awarding the funds be further refined. The Lawrence City Commission met with members of the Affordable Housing Advisory Board as part of its work ...

Lawrence City Commission to discuss how new affordable housing funds should be spent

With the city’s new affordable housing sales tax set to go into effect this spring, city leaders will soon discuss how those dollars can be used to help alleviate the affordable-housing shortage. As part of its work session Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will meet with members of the ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Feb. 12 work session

Consent agenda 1. Approve City Commission meeting minutes from 02/05/19. 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 ...

City to hold meetings to discuss plans for upcoming bicycle boulevard projects

The City of Lawrence will soon be holding meetings to gather feedback on ongoing plans for two bicycle boulevards. The two boulevards will be constructed on East 13th Street and West 21st Street. As part of the open-house format, project staff will share information at the meetings on the ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider pay increases for city employees

City of Lawrence leaders will soon consider a new pay plan that would provide more than $400,000 in pay raises for city employees beginning next year. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will receive a study of the city’s compensation plan that was conducted by ...

City Hall to soon expand to Riverfront Plaza building; Municipal Court to relocate

City of Lawrence services will be more concentrated on the northern edge of downtown by the end of this month. Within a few weeks, the city’s Planning and Development Department and Municipal Court will open in their new location at the Riverfront Plaza, which is directly east of City Hall, ...

As mayor, Lawrence 7th-grader would improve city’s bikeability

If Jack Tell were mayor, Lawrence residents might have to deal with a lot of construction and noise for a little while — but the payoff would be improved bike infrastructure citywide. The Billy Mills Middle School seventh-grader recently finished as a regional winner in the annual Kansas ...