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City facing $600,000 shortfall in street maintenance funding this summer
May 24, 2015
Lawrence shoppers may be coming to the rescue of city streets this summer. Engineers are alerting city commissioners that they are expecting about a $600,000 shortfall in funding for the city’s summer street maintenance program, which includes work such as repaving and curb repair. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence Public Library’s latest numbers show new facility ranks well statewide
May 23, 2015
The latest numbers at the Lawrence Public Library continue to indicate the expanded facility is a hit with users. Whether the new numbers attached to the library’s 2016 budget request will be a hit at City Hall remains to be seen. By Chad Lawhorn
Library’s Lawrence Music Project aims to archive, share local music
May 23, 2015
The Lawrence Public Library is helping to archive local bands past and present in a new initiative called the Lawrence Music Project.
Lawrence City Commission agenda for May 26 meeting
May 22, 2015
5:45 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
Eudora man ordered to stand trial on premeditated first-degree murder charge in death of disabled man
05:03 p.m., May 22, 2015 Updated 10:42 p.m.
A 49-year-old Eudora man charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the Sept. 11, 2014, death of a disabled Lawrence man was ordered to stand trial and pleaded not guilty to the charge at a Friday court hearing.
The Storyteller from Stax: Booker T. Jones kicks off library’s 780s Series
May 20, 2015
It was back in the ’70s that legendary blues musician Booker T. Jones discovered the importance of storytelling. The hall-of-fame musician will be sharing some of his stories Thursday night at Liberty Hall.
City Commission plans to start nationwide search for city manager
09:56 p.m., May 19, 2015 Updated 10:33 p.m.
A nationwide search will begin in the coming weeks to find a replacement for departing City Manager David Corliss, and longtime City Commissioner Mike Amyx will lead the search committee.By Chad Lawhorn
City Commission to review financial audit, 10 years of City Hall spending
03:00 p.m., May 19, 2015 Updated 10:40 p.m.
If you want to look at how the city has spent its money for the last 10 years, there’s no need for a time machine at Lawrence City Hall. Commissioners have received a new audit that provides that information, and city officials said this week that they’re going to spend more time than usual reviewing the data. By Chad Lawhorn
Outgoing City Manager David Corliss reflects on city’s past and future
May 18, 2015
David Corliss, who sat down with the Journal-World to share his thoughts about the community as he ends his nearly 25-year career at City Hall, said it may be beneficial for Lawrence to go through a process of setting long range goals and aspirations. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence hopes to hear more about proposed affordable housing trust fund
May 17, 2015
Details about a proposed affordable housing trust fund for Lawrence may become clearer on Tuesday evening. City commissioners at their weekly meeting are scheduled to hear from the Justice Matters community group about affordable housing issues. On Friday commissioners said they were still working to understand the size and scope of a housing trust fund that the Lawrence faith-based group hopes to see established. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawhorn’s Lawrence: Fun with the Brits
May 16, 2015
You’ve got to love the Brits. Well, we don’t have to love the Brits, but for some reason in Lawrence it sure appears that we do. Brits, the store on Massachusetts Street, is celebrating its 20th year in business. In the beginning, a lot of people would have bet against that milestone. By Chad Lawhorn
Agenda for May 19 Lawrence City Commission meeting
May 16, 2015
5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Lawrence budget forum: Street maintenance, public transit top priority list
May 14, 2015
The longstanding issue of getting around town took center stage at a public forum on the 2016 Lawrence city budget on Thursday. The issues of street maintenance and public transportation were the top vote winners in a city-sponsored exercise where residents gathered and picked city services that deserved a higher priority in the city’s budget.By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence city commissioners look to add stop signs to reduce traffic on 27th Street
09:24 p.m., May 12, 2015 Updated 10:13 p.m.
An army of temporary stop signs soon may be deployed to reduce the amount of traffic on a busy section of 27th Street. Lawrence city commissioners at their meeting Tuesday unanimously asked staff members to come up with a plan to place more stop signs along 27th Street between Iowa and Louisiana streets. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence to produce weekly video and podcast to discuss city business
May 11, 2015
Lawrence is testing out two new ways to share information with residents, the city said in a release. Every Wednesday the city will release a new podcast and video addressing thoughts on future projects, spotlighting outstanding citizens and other city-related topics, the release said. The productions will be hosted by Lawrence’s Mayor, Jeremy Farmer.

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