City Government

City leaders increase occupancy limits for temporary cold-weather shelters

Temporary shelters for homeless people can now house up to 40 occupants as long as the building has adequate space to do so. As part of its consent agenda Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission approved new occupancy limits for temporary shelters that typically house homeless people during the ...

Lawrence begins smoke testing sewer pipes in Indian Hills area

The City of Lawrence will be testing sewer pipes for leaks in the Indian Hills neighborhood for the next several weeks. Starting this week, the city will be working with TREKK Design Group to blow the smoke, which is nontoxic and odorless, into sewer pipes to document where smoke escapes the ...

City’s solid waste employees vote to unionize

Updated at 4:22 p.m. Thursday The City of Lawrence’s solid waste employees have voted overwhelmingly to unionize, and union leaders say that efforts to improve wages and working conditions are forthcoming. In a news release Thursday morning, the city clerk’s office reported that the ...

City leaders approve proposal to build tiny-home village to house homeless people

City leaders have approved a permit that will allow the proposal for a tiny-home village for homeless people to move forward. As part of its meeting this week, the Lawrence City Commission voted unanimously to approve the special use permit required for the project, which will use shipping ...