City Government

Lawrence whole-home Airbnbs now subject to new rules, possible fines up to $2,500

The city’s new prohibitions on many Airbnbs and other short-term rentals where the operator doesn’t also live in the home are now in effect, and those who continue to operate such rentals could soon be fined up to $2,500. Earlier this month, the Lawrence City Commission voted 4-1 to ...

City to hold public meeting about potential improvements to Mutt Run dog park

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department will soon hold a follow-up public meeting to further discuss potential improvements to the city’s Mutt Run off-leash dog park. Last month, the city held a meeting and conducted a survey to gather input about potential improvements to Mutt Run, ...

In this file photo from Nov. 12, 2018, Tom Schroeder works at chipping away snow and ice from the sidewalk near his home on Crescent Road near the University of Kansas campus.

Lawrence snow shoveling program seeking volunteers, applicants for help

The City of Lawrence and the Senior Resource Center for Douglas County are seeking applicants and volunteers for the Safe Winter Walkways Program. Volunteers are needed to help elderly and disabled individuals clear snow from public sidewalks in front of their homes, according to a city news ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider contract for outside study of police department

City leaders will soon decide whether to move forward with an outside study of the Lawrence police department that will help inform potentially fundamental changes to police operations and priorities. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will consider authorizing a ...

City of Lawrence announces first director of equity and inclusion

Lawrence City Manager Craig Owens announced Monday that Farris Muhammad has been hired to be the city's first director of equity and inclusion. Muhammad was selected after a nationwide search from a field of over 120 applicants, according to a city news release. During the process, the city ...