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Read news and notes about Lawrence in Chad Lawhorn's Town Talk blog.

City Officials
City Commission
  • Mayor Mike Amyx
    (785) 842-9425
  • Vice-Mayor Jeremy Farmer
    (785) 691-9100
  • Commissioner Michael Dever
    (785) 550-4909
  • Commissioner Dr. Terry Riordan
    (785) 842-1900
  • Commissioner Bob Schumm
    (785) 842-7337
  • City Hall and other offices
  • City Manager Dave Corliss
    (785) 832-3400
  • Acting City Clerk Diane Trybom
    (785) 832-3308
  • Assistant City Manager Casey Toomay
    (785) 832-3400
  • Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard
    (785) 832-3400
  • Communications Manager Megan Gilliland
    (785) 832-3406
  • Finance Director Ed Mullins
    (785) 832-3214
  • Planning and Development Services Director Scott McCullough
    (785) 832-3154
  • Public Works Director Charles Soules
    (785) 832-3124

  • Fire and Medical, Lawrence-Douglas County Administrative Offices
    (785) 830-7000
    1911 Stewart Ave., Lawrence, KS 66046
    Mark Bradford, Chief
  • Lawrence Transit System
    (785) 832-3464
    933 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044
    Robert Nugent, Public Transit Administrator
  • Parks and Recreation
    (785) 832-3450
    1141 New Hampshire Street, Suite 200B, Lawrence, KS 66044
    Ernie Shaw, Interim Director
  • Police Law Enforcement Center
    (785) 832-7501
    111 E. 11th, Lawrence, KS 66044
    Tarik Khatib, Chief
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling
    (785) 832-3030
    320 N.E. Industrial Lane, Lawrence, KS 66044
    Kathy Richardson, Operations Supervisor

City of Lawrence

Editor's note: The links above are to the City of Lawrence Web site.

Lawrence City Commission agenda for Nov. 25 meeting
November 22, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
City agrees to hear more input from East Lawrence on Ninth Street project
November 18, 2014
Spending a $500,000 private grant to help convert Ninth Street into a unique arts corridor has become difficult at Lawrence City Hall. City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting agreed to slow the process for hiring a lead designer for the project until members of the East Lawrence neighborhood have had a greater opportunity to express how they think the project should move forward.
Lawrence commission approves most of Rock Chalk Park infrastructure payment
November 18, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on a 3-1 vote agreed Tuesday evening to pay the bulk of the $10.45 million city taxpayers owe for shared infrastructure at the Rock Chalk Park Sports complex. But the city plans to temporarily withhold payment from its private partner for about $1.3 million worth of professional fees, legal costs, interest costs and other costs until the city has more time to study those expenses.
Horizon 2020 group to figure out whether it wants to craft new vision for community
November 16, 2014
Douglas County residents still love downtown Lawrence, don’t much like urban sprawl, and sure wish it was easier to find affordable housing. A joint city-county board took away those themes and a few more as it tries to figure out how Horizon 2020 — the city and county’s long-range plan — should be rewritten.By Chad Lawhorn
Final bill for Rock Chalk Park infrastructure comes due; city to pay more than 90 percent of total
November 14, 2014
New numbers show the total infrastructure costs at Rock Chalk Park were $11.59 million. At their Tuesday evening meeting, city commissioners will vote to pay $10.45 million of that total.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Nov. 18 meeting
November 14, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
Lawrence commission again delays action on Wicked Broadband
November 11, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday deferred action on a proposed $300,000 loan guarantee for Wicked Broadband and on other items related to bringing high speed Internet to the city.
Lawrence commission takes blame for defeat of police headquarters tax
November 11, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners don’t yet know how they want to move forward on a new police headquarters after voters rejected a proposed sales tax for the project last week. But commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting said they do know one thing: The City Commission, not the Lawrence Police Department, lost the election. By Chad Lawhorn
Grant to help put Safe Routes to School program in action
November 9, 2014
Lawrence will get a $15,000 grant to establish a Safe Routes to Schools plan, with a goal of making paths to school more walkable and bikeable for kids.
City struggles to interpret Wicked Broadband’s finances as it considers $300k loan guarantee
November 8, 2014
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting again will consider providing a $300,000 loan guarantee to Lawrence-based Wicked Broadband for a pilot project to bring super-fast Internet service to downtown. But city officials conceded recently that they have not seen basic financial information such as the company’s income statements, balances sheets or even how much debt the company is currently carrying. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Nov. 10 meeting
November 7, 2014
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Nov. 4 meeting
October 31, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
Lawrence Board of Realtors endorses police headquarters sales tax
October 31, 2014
Leaders of the Lawrence real estate community are now urging voters to support the proposed sales tax to pay for a new police headquarters facility.
Group seeks input on how to rewrite city-county long-range plan
October 31, 2014
Lawrence and Douglas County residents will get a chance to weigh in on local growth and planning issues at two upcoming forums.
National Book Award winner James McBride to bring music, humor to Lawrence reading
October 18, 2014
James McBride, the reigning winner of the National Book Award for fiction, will bring his signature blend of words and music to Lawrence this week with a reading of his most recent work, “The Good Lord Bird.”