City Government

Health care agencies won’t take position on Lawrence’s proposed marijuana law

As Lawrence prepares to lower the fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana to $1, some say there are unknowns regarding marijuana use in the city and how the changes may affect it. Neither the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department nor local substance abuse treatment center ...

City of Lawrence announces two finalists for city manager position

Story updated at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019: The City of Lawrence has announced final candidates for the position of city manager. The two finalists are Susan Sherman and Craig Owens, according to a news release from the city Wednesday. Sherman is currently the assistant city manager ...

Throughout harsh winter, city crews have patched more than 10,000 potholes

If Lawrence motorists feel like they’re hitting more potholes — or swerving to avoid more of them — they may be right. So far this year, city road crews have had to patch more than 10,000 potholes. City officials say that because of the amount of snowfall this winter, the city has ...

After delays, reconstruction of Kasold Drive now expected to be complete in May

One of the city’s long-running road construction projects is set to continue a little longer. The $5.9 million reconstruction of Kasold Drive, from Sixth Street to Bob Billings Parkway, began more than one year ago and has restricted traffic to one lane throughout the project. The project ...

City leaders approve $250K for study to improve Lawrence stoplight timing

City leaders have approved a study that aims to decrease the time spent sitting behind a red light while commuting across the city. At its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission voted unanimously to amend the 2019 budget to include $250,000 for a city-wide traffic signal coordination ...

Lawrence City Commission votes to lower fine for marijuana possession to $1

Lawrence city leaders are moving forward with changes that would decrease the city’s fine for possessing small amounts of marijuana to $1. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission voted 4-1, with Commissioner Stuart Boley opposed, to amend the city ordinance that lays ...

VeoRide adds 150 motorized e-bikes for KU campus hills

Riding a VeoRide bike on the University of Kansas’ hilly campus may have just gotten easier, said Spencer Dickerson, a general manager for the bike-sharing service. While students were gone for spring break last week, VeoRide added 150 new e-bikes to Lawrence, including the KU campus, ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider lowering fines for marijuana possession

Lawrence city leaders will soon consider whether to move forward with changes that would decrease the city’s penalties for possessing marijuana, which currently amount to hundreds of dollars. Last month, Lawrence city commissioners expressed support for lowering the fine for the possession ...

City’s spring compost sale continues through Saturday

The City of Lawrence's solid waste division has begun its spring compost and woodchip sale. The sale is being held rain or shine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the city’s compost facility, 1420 E. 11th St. The sale is cash only, with compost and woodchips costing $10 ...