City of Lawrence cancels several meetings, announces new meeting procedures

photo by: Mike Yoder

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

All but a handful of City of Lawrence meetings have been canceled for the month of April because of health orders related to the coronavirus outbreak.

The city announced in a news release that it had canceled all nonessential meetings of advisory boards and committees previously scheduled during the month of April. As of this time, meetings of the City Commission, Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission and Historic Resources Commission will be the only meetings held during the month of April.

The city encouraged the public to view the meetings live on its website,, or public access cable channel 25. The city will continue to post agendas for public meetings and recordings of meetings on its website. Additionally, agendas of public meetings will be posted on the front door on the south side of City Hall.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is asking residents with internet access to submit comments via email by following instructions on the meeting agendas posted on the city’s website. For those without internet access, the City Commission meeting room at City Hall will be available for in-person viewing of the meeting or in-person public comment on certain agenda items. Written comments may also be placed in the city’s utility drop box near the east side of City Hall.

More information about providing public comment is available on the city’s website.


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