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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 Cynthia M. Wagner
    (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.

City Commission agenda for April 8 meeting
April 5, 2014
City commissioners will consider setting an April 25 deadline for construction work to begin on a house at 1321 Tennessee St. that was badly damaged by fire in July 2013.
Lawrence Public Library slated to move to new location in July
March 29, 2014
Leaders of the Lawrence Public Library have bookmarked their calendars for late July. That’s when they are hoping to move into their refurbished library, which involved an $18 million expansion, at Seventh and Vermont streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence library board of trustees wary of ice rink idea for Vermont Street
March 17, 2014
The board of trustees for the Lawrence Public Library expressed uncertainty about placing an ice skating rink in between its permanent location and new parking garage on Vermont Street Monday.
Compromise on Lawrence rental licensing, inspection program unveiled
March 3, 2014
A revised proposal to license apartments in Lawrence gives new concessions to landlords, but it may be the compromise needed to win the necessary city commission votes. Mayor Mike Dever, who voted against the previous rental licensing proposal, said he feels much better about a compromise version crafted by Commissioner Jeremy Farmer. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence rental-licensing debate set for March
February 23, 2014
A proposed rental licensing and inspection program has resumed its march toward decision day at Lawrence City Hall. City officials have set March 13 as the date for a public meeting to discuss yet another version of a rental inspection program that would cover every rental unit in the city. City Hall leaders also have indicated that March 25 is when city commissioners likely will vote on the proposal. By Chad Lawhorn
City issues few tickets as part of snow-shoveling ordinance
February 20, 2014
According to the latest numbers from City Hall, only six tickets were issued for unshoveled sidewalks following the snowstorms that hit earlier this month. That’s an improvement from when the snow shoveling ordinance was in its infancy. During the winter of 2009/2010, the city issued more than 200 tickets to property owners who hadn’t cleared their sidewalks within the 48 hours following the end of a snowstorm. By Chad Lawhorn
City hopes new policy will help control bedbugs
February 7, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners are set to approve a new policy that will require more record-keeping, and, at times, mandatory inspections to control the hard-to-kill pest. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence looking at more than $2 million in costs at former Farmland site
January 27, 2014
A pair of million dollar projects have emerged as the city works to convert the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant into a nearly 400-acre business park. By Chad Lawhorn
City to set fees for Vermont Street parking garage, eliminate some free parking at N.H. garage
January 26, 2014
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will consider a proposal that would eliminate the free, 10-hour parking that currently exists on the roof level of the city’s parking garage in the 900 block of New Hampshire Street. But commissioners also will consider at least temporarily allowing free parking on the roof level of the new Vermont Street parking garage that is being built next to the expanded Lawrence Public Library. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 28 meeting
January 25, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall
Portion of New Hampshire Street to be closed through March for hotel project
January 23, 2014
Plans call for a portion of the 900 block of New Hampshire Street to be closed until March 31 to accommodate construction of an adjacent hotel.
City Hall: Lawrence streets are getting better
January 20, 2014
Lawrence shoppers pay a little bit more, but Lawrence motorists get a little smoother ride. That was the idea behind a three-tenths-of-a-cent infrastructure sales tax approved by voters in 2008, and now a report out of City Hall says motorists are starting to feel the benefit. By Chad Lawhorn
City to consider applying for grant to create new director of arts and culture
January 13, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider taking another step toward creating a new $75,000 per year director of arts and culture position at City Hall.
City to consider nearly $1 million land purchase for solid waste facility
January 12, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider spending nearly $1 million to purchase an approximately 11-acre site along the Kansas Turnpike to house the city’s solid waste division and fleet of trash trucks. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan 14 meeting
January 11, 2014
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall