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- Mayor Mike Amyx
- Vice-Mayor Jeremy Farmer
- Commissioner Michael Dever
- Commissioner Dr. Terry Riordan
- Commissioner Bob Schumm
City Hall and other offices
- City Manager Dave Corliss
- Acting City Clerk Diane Trybom
- Assistant City Manager Casey Toomay
- Assistant City Manager Diane Stoddard
- Communications Manager Megan Gilliland
- Finance Director Ed Mullins
- Planning and Development Services Director Scott McCullough
- Public Works Director Charles Soules
- Fire and Medical, Lawrence-Douglas County Administrative Offices
1911 Stewart Ave., Lawrence, KS 66046
Mark Bradford, Chief
- Lawrence Transit System
933 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044
Robert Nugent, Public Transit Administrator
- Parks and Recreation
1141 New Hampshire Street, Suite 200B, Lawrence, KS 66044
Ernie Shaw, Interim Director
- Police Law Enforcement Center
111 E. 11th, Lawrence, KS 66044
Tarik Khatib, Chief
- Waste Reduction and Recycling
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 pleased with new numbers on curbside recycling program
- January 25, 2015
- Lawrence City Hall leaders are pleased with all the bottles, cans, boxes and other materials that are filling up the blue recycling carts that were distributed to households as part of the city’s new curbside recycling program. A report from City Hall shows that more than 400 tons of recycled materials are being collected each month. “It is going really, really well,” said Kathy Richardson, division manager for the city’s solid waste operations. “We’re pretty happy with the participation numbers, and we’re collecting a good amount of material.” By Chad Lawhorn
- Lawrence officials answer common questions about curbside recycling program
- January 24, 2015
- Lawrence residents have questions about what should and shouldn’t go in the big blue recycling bins. Here are some answers.
- Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 27 meeting
- January 23, 2015
- 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
- Commissioners concerned that Wicked Broadband is trying to manipulate process ahead of key vote
- 05:35 p.m., January 23, 2015 Updated 10:29 p.m.
- As the Lawrence City Commission prepares to vote on a $300,000 loan guarantee for Wicked Broadband, commissioners are raising new concerns that a co-owner of the company is improperly trying to manipulate the city’s approval process. By Chad Lawhorn
- KU law student files for seat on Lawrence City Commission
- 03:53 p.m., January 23, 2015 Updated 10:27 p.m.
- Cori Viola, a second-year law student at KU, said her time as a clerk for the nonprofit advocacy group Kansas Appleseed helped bring to light some issues she thinks the commission ought to change. By Chad Lawhorn
- Earthquakes strike in southern Kansas again
- 05:07 p.m., January 19, 2015 Updated 11:01 p.m.
- South-central Kansas and northern Oklahoma on Sunday and Monday experienced the second batch of manmade earthquakes in four days with magnitudes reaching as high as 3.9 and 4.1.
- Well-known Lawrence recording engineer is running public library’s studio
- January 18, 2015
- The Lawrence Public Library is bringing in some fresh blood and making a bit more noise than they have in the past.
- Lawrence Public Library’s skating rink to change hours
- January 16, 2015
- The Lawrence Public Library’s Plaza Skate Rink is changing its hours of operation.
- Lawrence City Commission agenda for Jan. 20 meeting
- 04:49 p.m., January 16, 2015 Updated 10:17 p.m.
- 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
- City commissioners get earful on why police headquarters plan failed
- 09:12 p.m., January 14, 2015 Updated 10:15 p.m.
- At the first of two scheduled “listening sessions,” Lawrence city commissioners on Wednesday heard nearly 90 minutes worth of reasons why people rejected the proposed sales tax that would have paid for the headquarters. By Chad Lawhorn
- Lawrence commission reverses Rock Chalk Park stance after serious accounting questions emerge
- 09:52 p.m., January 13, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
- The Lawrence City Commission reversed itself Tuesday and unanimously agreed to withhold a final $1 million payment for the Rock Chalk Park project after new questions emerged regarding receipts and other documents related to the public-private partnership. Instead, commissioners said the payment should be withheld until a “comprehensive audit” is conducted on the project. By Chad Lawhorn
- Verizon files lawsuit to force city to approve East Lawrence telecommunications tower
- 02:53 p.m., January 13, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
- Verizon Wireless has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force the city to approve construction of a controversial East Lawrence cell phone tower that neighbors in the area have vehemently opposed.By Chad Lawhorn
- City hoping for good bids on $70 million sewage treatment plant project
- 05:54 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
- City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting are expected to approve a process for accepting bids from companies that want to build what is expected to be a $65 million to $70 million sewage treatment plant south of the Wakarusa River. By Chad Lawhorn
- Owner of janitorial service seeks seat on Lawrence City Commission
- 05:20 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
- Gary Williams, an owner of Flo’s Laundry & Janitorial Services, said he’s questioned the City Commission’s spending decisions both with the new $18 million public library expansion that was approved by voters and a proposed $28 million police headquarters project that failed at the polls in November. By Chad Lawhorn
- Kansas National Guard officer files for seat on Lawrence City Commission
- 05:13 p.m., January 12, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
- A full-time officer in the Kansas National Guard is making a run for the Lawrence City Commission and hopes to bring a more disciplined approach to spending and taxing decisions in the city.By Chad Lawhorn