City Government

Major changes on the horizon as Lawrence marks 20 years of citywide bus service

It has been 20 years since Lawrence debuted its bus service, and with a new transit center and route redesign on the horizon, city leaders say decisions made in the next year will be pivotal for the service’s future. The city marked the transit system's 20th anniversary this month, but the ...

Parks and Rec cancels winter sports and other activities through at least January

Parks and Recreation activities scheduled to begin in January will not take place in an effort to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The city announced in a news release that the Parks and Rec department will not hold any programs or activities in January and possibly the entire winter ...

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

Lawrence City Commission approves increases in utility rates for next year

City leaders have approved utility rate increases for next year that will add $86 annually to a typical residential water, sewer and stormwater bill. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission approved increases to water, sewer and stormwater rates, as well as increases to ...

Lawrence City Commission approves permit for water tower replacement

After an hours-long discussion, city leaders have approved a permit that will allow the city to replace a water tower in a city park. Around midnight during their Tuesday evening meeting, the Lawrence City Commission voted 4-1, with Commissioner Lisa Larsen opposed, to approve a special use ...