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Lawrence City Hall’s small business facilitator tries to ease fears
November 29, 2014
Cyndi Hermocillo-Legg used to be a small business owner, and she remembers what most of them think about a trip to their local City Hall. “There are businesses all across the country that aren’t comfortable with city halls,” Hermocillo-Legg said. “They’re thinking this is going to involve licenses, permits and probably money.” By Chad Lawhorn
Apartment project near KU proposes another plan to reduce required parking
November 28, 2014
There’s a new plan to reduce the amount of parking required for a proposed $75 million apartment building near the Kansas University campus, but it is producing some of the same old concerns for neighbors of the project.By Chad Lawhorn
Kansas tax collections $3.1M more than estimated
November 28, 2014
State officials say Kansas’ tax collections were $3.1 million more than estimated in November after recent shortfalls. The Kansas Department of Revenue said Wednesday that tax collections totaled more than $409 million this month, while about $406 million was estimated, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/11y7rDv ).
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