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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 Commission candidates debate health, wellness issues
- 09:17 p.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:47 p.m.
- A Lawrence City Commission candidate forum on health and wellness issues Monday produced a variety of ideas, including a candidate who said he thinks the community could benefit from a lower drinking age. By Chad Lawhorn
- Candidates differ on rental licensing program; discuss views on city management, commission changes
- March 28, 2015
- When the current City Commission passed a new rental registration and licensing program last year, it was one of the more sweeping program changes made by the commission in recent memory. Now the question is whether the program will be swept out with a new commission.
- Lawrence City Commission agenda for March 31 meeting
- 05:15 p.m., March 27, 2015 Updated 09:31 p.m.
- 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, City Hall
- Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations
- March 27, 2015
- Lawrence City Commission candidate Stan Rasmussen is seeking to assure voters that he’s not allowing several thousand dollars of campaign donations from outside of Lawrence and from a politically active conservative activist to influence his campaign. By Chad Lawhorn
- Public transit hub topic of debate at City Commission forum
- 07:50 p.m., March 25, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
- The six candidates for the Lawrence City Commission are divided on how to reorganize the city’s public transit system. By Chad Lawhorn
- Commissioners approve smaller tax break for Eldridge Hotel expansion
- March 24, 2015
- Lawrence city commissioners approved a tax break for a proposed expansion of The Eldridge Hotel, but the incentive is smaller than once proposed. By Chad Lawhorn
- City Commission approves final $1 million payment for Rock Chalk Park
- March 24, 2015
- Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday approved a final $1 million-plus payment on the Rock Chalk Park project, and hoped to put a period on the controversial financial details of the sports complex.
- Forum will pose public health questions to City Commission contenders
- March 24, 2015
- The Lawrence City Commission is not only responsible for decisions that affect the city’s bottom line, but also ones that can affect public health. And voters will have the chance to ask questions of the candidates to assess their ability to keep the city fit at a City Commission candidate forum at 7 p.m. March 30 at the Lawrence Public Library auditorium.
- Lawrence City Commission candidates speak on tax incentives, eco devo issues
- March 21, 2015
- Economic development debates can leave calculators smoking at Lawrence City Hall. They’re also creating heat on the campaign trail. How the commission has used tax breaks and other financial incentives to attract jobs and development has become an issue among the six candidates seeking three at-large commission seats in the April 7 election. Here’s a look at what City Commission candidates are saying about tax incentives and other economic development matters.
- Lawrence City Commission agenda for March 24 meeting
- March 20, 2015
- 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
- City commission candidates provide views on police headquarters project
- March 14, 2015
- On this, all six remaining candidates for the Lawrence City Commission agree: They think a new police headquarters building can be constructed without a tax increase. But when it comes to what type of building, where it should be, and what may have to be cut out of the city’s budget to make it happen, there are differences between the candidates who are vying for three at-large seats in the April 7 election. By Chad Lawhorn
- New time and date for Lawrence City Commission candidate forum
- 03:51 p.m., March 13, 2015 Updated 08:43 p.m.
- The Voter Education Coalition has changed the time and date of its next Lawrence City Commission candidate forum.
- Lawrence considering criminal background checks for taxi drivers
- March 10, 2015
- Taxi cab drivers in Lawrence may soon have to pass a criminal background check before they can operate in Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
- Lawrence gets more information on Rock Chalk Park audit
- 10:16 p.m., March 10, 2015 Updated 10:39 p.m.
- After a weekend of sorting through more than a thousand concrete delivery tickets, Lawrence City Hall officials have now determined that a portion of the audit for the Rock Chalk Park sports complex was based on inaccurate documents. By Chad Lawhorn
- Library to host Kansas Linux Fest
- 06:20 p.m., March 9, 2015 Updated 10:31 p.m.
- The Lawrence Public Library will host the first Kansas Linux Fest this month.