City Government

Lawrence City Commission to discuss strengthening city’s rental inspection program

Close to 60% of Lawrence residents are renters, but an extremely small number of the city’s rental properties — under 1% in recent years — are inspected annually for code and safety violations. That could soon change. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will ...

City of Lawrence treating water for unpleasant taste and odor caused by algae

The City of Lawrence is treating water from Clinton Lake for an unpleasant taste and odor caused by algae. Lawrence has two major sources for its drinking water: the Kansas River and Clinton Lake. The Clinton Water Treatment Plant is currently treating water with elevated levels of MIB ...

Candidate forum for Lawrence school board and City Commission slated for Sunday

The League of Women Voters, NAACP, Lawrence Public Library and other community partners will be hosting a candidate forum this weekend for the Lawrence school board and City Commission races. The forum, to be conducted online via Zoom, will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Traditionally, this ...