City Government

Two city employees test positive for COVID-19, including one police officer

The City of Lawrence announced Monday that two additional city employees had tested positive for COVID-19. The news release states that the city learned late last week about the positive tests, which are unrelated. One employee works in the Police Department and the other in the Parks and ...

Union election for City of Lawrence sanitation workers to take place this month

City of Lawrence sanitation workers will soon vote on whether to unionize. As part of its meeting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission voted unanimously to adopt a resolution setting dates for the election for later in August. Teamsters Local 696 recently filed a petition with the city on ...

Board of Zoning Appeals upholds decision that says East Lawrence bar cannot reopen

The City of Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals has voted to uphold a decision that says a longtime family-run tavern in East Lawrence cannot reopen. The question of whether the former Charlie’s East Side Grill & Bar, 900 Pennsylvania St., had forfeited its grandfathered tavern use has ...

Lawrence dog park users voice opposition to city’s plan to build road along park

A group of Lawrence residents has come out against the city’s plan to build a road adjacent to the local dog park that would connect the Youth Sports Complex to the Clinton Lake spillway. The project would install an approximately 1-mile paved roadway connecting existing segments of West ...

City of Lawrence sanitation workers file petition to unionize; election forthcoming

Story updated at 4:17 p.m. Thursday: Citing concerns about pay and working conditions, City of Lawrence sanitation workers have taken a step toward unionization, and other employee groups may follow. Teamsters Local 696 recently filed a petition with the City of Lawrence on behalf of the ...