City Government

Survey: Lawrence homeless count increases by 35% in one year

When Jade Vargas was evicted from her apartment and went to the local homeless shelter for a place to stay, she said she was turned away. So instead, she’s been sleeping in the stairwell of a parking garage in downtown Lawrence. “I’ve been trying every day to get in and every day they ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Aug. 20 meeting

CONSENT AGENDA: 1. APPROVE CITY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES: a) Consider approving City Commission meeting minutes from 8/13/19. 2. BOARD AND COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES: a) Receive Affordable Housing Advisory Board meeting minutes of 07/01/19 and 07/08/19. b) Receive Lawrence Cultural ...

Household Hazardous Waste Facility to resume accepting products

The Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 2201 Kresge Road, will soon resume accepting hazardous waste. The facility will return to normal business hours and start accepting waste on Tuesday, the city announced in a news release. The facility temporarily stopped accepting ...

Household Hazardous Waste Facility to temporarily stop accepting products

The Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 2201 Kresge Road, will temporarily stop accepting hazardous waste effective immediately. The city announced in a news release that beginning Wednesday, the facility would halt its acceptance of hazardous waste ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Aug. 13 meeting

Consent agenda BID AND PURCHASE ITEMS: a) Consider approving professional services in excess of $100,000 per the purchasing policy with Columbia Capital for investment management services. ACTION: Approve professional services in excess of $100,000 per the purchasing policy with Columbia ...