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Commissioners propose more limited inspections as part of rental licensing program
December 14, 2013
Mayor Mike Dever and Commissioner Mike Amyx have proposed a new ordinance that would cut by more than half the number of items an inspector could cite as a violation during an inspection of a rental unit. The ordinance also would sunset the new program at the end of 2017, meaning commissioners at that time would have to take a vote to extend the program or it automatically would end. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Dec.17 meeting
December 14, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall
Momentum builds for adding director of arts and culture at City Hall
December 11, 2013
The idea of whether the city should add about $100,000 to its budget for a new director of arts and culture may come to the forefront at City Hall sooner rather than later. By Chad Lawhorn
City hears concerns about lighting plan at Rock Chalk Park complex
December 10, 2013
City leaders and a neighbor to the Rock Chalk Park sports complex will meet in the coming days after city officials conceded Tuesday that a lighting plan for the complex hadn’t been properly approved.By Chad Lawhorn
Report proposes Lawrence add new director of arts and culture to city staff
December 9, 2013
If Lawrence wants to get serious about creating a more vibrant cultural district in downtown and East Lawrence, a new $100,000 a year position at City Hall is likely going to be required. By Chad Lawhorn
City to seek four-year exemption from state’s concealed carry law
December 7, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners are set to take a simple vote Tuesday to keep concealed carry permit holders from bringing their weapons into city buildings for the next four years. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence City Commission agenda for Dec. 10 meeting
December 6, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday Lawrence City Hall
City commission delays action on proposed rental inspection program
December 3, 2013
Approval of a proposed program to license and inspect virtually every rental unit in Lawrence was delayed for at least two more weeks after a surge of last-minute opposition emerged Tuesday at City Hall.
City perplexed by national media reports that zoning officials are targeting Lawrence woman
December 3, 2013
Despite the story making it all the way onto national news — it ran on the Fox and Friends Weekend edition — Lawrence city officials said there is one problem with the narrative: The city currently isn’t trying to make Debbie Nall do anything. By Chad Lawhorn
City working to add more high-tech traffic signals on major roads
December 2, 2013
City officials have received another state grant to help synchronize traffic signals to cut down on the amount of stop-and-go driving in the city. By Chad Lawhorn
City approves dual-lane roundabout for Wakarusa Drive
November 26, 2013
Lawrence city commissioners peered into the future Tuesday night and agreed that it includes a roundabout on one of the busier streets in West Lawrence. By Chad Lawhorn
City commissioners asked to approve year-end payments to employees
November 25, 2013
Commissioners at their meeting Tuesday will consider approving what has become an annual tradition at Lawrence City Hall — a year-end “longevity payment” that is made to every city employee who has at least five years of service. By Chad Lawhorn
City agrees to accept donation for central Lawrence nature park
November 19, 2013
A new park is coming to central Lawrence, and it likely will become a key intersecting point for a large citywide trail system. By Chad Lawhorn
KU master plan and pending downtown changes prompt discussion of possible convention center
November 17, 2013
Lawrence architect Mike Treanor doesn’t hesitate these days when asked what he thinks downtown Lawrence is missing: a convention center. It’s definitely an idea that is floating around town, and the concept isn’t limited to downtown. By Chad Lawhorn
Agenda for Nov. 19 Lawrence City Commission meeting
November 16, 2013
6:35 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence City Hall