City Government

City asks residents to make utility payments online as it prepares new billing system

The City of Lawrence is asking residents to use its website for utility payments and transfers as it prepares to upgrade to a new utility billing system. Though residents can still call the city to make utility transactions, the city has advised residents in social media posts this week that ...

Lawrence City Commission to consider adopting new comprehensive plan

City leaders will soon consider adopting the new Lawrence-Douglas County comprehensive plan that will help shape the area’s growth for the next 20 years. As part of its consent agenda for its Tuesday meeting, the Lawrence City Commission will consider adopting Plan 2040 on second reading. ...

City bus service to provide route from downtown to stadium for game days

The City of Lawrence bus service will run between downtown and David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on game days during the University of Kansas football season. Service from downtown Lawrence to the stadium will be available for all home-game Saturdays, according to a city news release. The ...

Broken pump causing frequent flooding of North Lawrence underpass

For the fourth time in the past three months, heavy rain has caused the underpass leading to North Lawrence to flood, requiring traffic to be directed along a meandering route through the adjoining residential neighborhood. Around 11 a.m. Monday, city crews closed the North Lawrence ...

City to hold groundbreaking ceremony for $18.5 million police headquarters

The City of Lawrence will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its $18.5 million police headquarters on Monday. The headquarters will be 55,000 square feet and will house various police operations during its first phase, including patrol, information services, records and evidence storage. The ...

Sports Pavilion Lawrence closing for a week because of maintenance

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department has announced that it will close Sports Pavilion Lawrence for one week as crews conduct maintenance. The closure will begin Monday, Aug. 26, and last through Sunday, Sept. 1., the department said in a news release. Crews will be refinishing floors, ...