At the end of city leaders' first strategic planning meeting, a timeline of sticky notes ranging from the Bleeding Kansas era to Rock Chalk Park hung on the wall.
A look at the top stories of 2016, as voted on by the Journal-World newsroom.
Lawrence City Commission overhauls incentives policy; application will require specific public benefit
On a unanimous vote, the Lawrence City Commission made sweeping changes to the city’s economic development incentive policy. The policy will require developers requesting incentives to specify the public benefit of their project as part of their application, among other new requirements.
The City of Lawrence is taking legal action against the developers of The Oread hotel, alleging that they conspired in a “fraudulent scheme” to obtain inflated tax rebates from the city.
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