City Government

Are you registered to vote in November election? Tuesday is your last chance

Tuesday is the final day to register for the Nov. 5 election, which will decide who will serve on the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board, among other issues. Six candidates are running to fill three seats on the City Commission, and five candidates are running to fill four ...

Lawrence City Commission agenda set for Oct. 15 meeting

CONSENT AGENDA: 1. APPROVE CITY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES: a) Consider approving City Commission meeting minutes of 10/08/19. 2. BOARD AND COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES: a) Receive Bert Nash Governing Board meeting minutes of 07/15/19. Bert Nash Governing Board - Jul 15 2019 - Minutes 3. ...

City seeking feedback on desired developments in low-income ‘opportunity zones’

The public will soon be able to provide input on what developments they would like to see in low-income areas of the city that have been designated as federal opportunity zones. There are two Lawrence census tracts designated as opportunity zones, and developments within their limits are ...

Lawrence City Commission voices strong support for developing sanctuary city policies

Lawrence city leaders expressed strong interest Tuesday in moving forward with sanctuary city policies that ensure local police are not used to enforce noncriminal immigration matters. At a study session, the Lawrence City Commission discussed potential policies regarding how Lawrence police ...

Lawrence City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St., is pictured Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Lawrence City Commission to discuss spending changes in transient guest tax fund

City leaders will soon discuss how the city spends an additional sales tax charged to Lawrence visitors and whether some shifting of those funds to fill holes in the recreation division’s budget was appropriate. As part of its study session Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will discuss ...

Lawrence Planning and Development Services Director Scott McCullough to resign

The city’s top urban planner will soon resign, and the city plans to conduct a national search for his replacement. The City of Lawrence announced the resignation of Planning and Development Services Director Scott McCullough Thursday evening. McCullough has accepted a position as director ...

Lawrence City Commission candidates share views on addressing climate change

Lawrence City Commission candidates discussed several environmental and climate issues at a forum Wednesday evening, including the role they think local elected officials have in addressing climate change. The forum at the University of Kansas' Lied Center was moderated by KU Public Affairs ...

Local organizations asking for feedback on biking, walking paths to schools

Several local organizations are asking parents of Lawrence students to help improve walking and biking pathways to elementary and middle schools. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department announced in a recent news release that parents can provide feedback on their experiences of ...