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City agrees to consider changing ordinance to accommodate hitchhiking network
December 17, 2013
The idea of using hitchhiking as another form of public transportation received a warm reception from Lawrence city commissioners, but they stopped short Tuesday night of changing a key city ordinance that would help the project. By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence city commissioners to consider increasing commission pay
December 16, 2013
Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting will begin discussing the idea of perhaps more than doubling the $9,000-per-year commission salary, which hasn’t been changed since April 1999. By Chad Lawhorn
Group hopes to get City Hall help in promoting hitchhiking
December 16, 2013
A new nonprofit group is asking commissioners to rewrite a portion of the city’s traffic code to make it legal for people to join a sort of hitchhiking network, which supporters hope will become a reliable and convenient form of public transportation. By Chad Lawhorn
Public art project suggested for new Lawrence roundabout
December 16, 2013
The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is asking the city to include an art project in the design of the new roundabout at Wakarusa and Legends drives. By Sara Shepherd
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