City Government

3 Lawrence City Commission candidates take lead in campaign contributions

Three Lawrence City Commission candidates have broken away from the pack in raising money for their campaigns. Candidates were required this week to turn in receipt and expenditure reports that list contributions to their campaigns so far. Of the six candidates in the race, three candidates ...

City of Lawrence and firefighters union to begin mediated contract negotiations

Representatives for the City of Lawrence and the local firefighters union will soon begin mediated negotiations in an attempt to resolve disagreements regarding pay increases and other changes to the union’s contract. The first meeting with a mediator from the United States Federal ...

City denies that it acted unlawfully when rejecting Hub apartment project

The City of Lawrence is denying claims that it acted unlawfully when it rejected a proposal to build a five-story apartment and retail building in downtown Lawrence. In May, the Lawrence City Commission unanimously denied a certificate of appropriateness to Chicago-based developer Core Spaces ...

Some summer roadwork in Lawrence nearing completion

One of Lawrence’s ongoing road projects could be complete as soon as next week, and most of the rest are on track to finish around the start of University of Kansas classes in late August, the city says. Crews were finishing work Friday on a new asphalt surface for 23rd Street between ...

City and firefighters union still at odds over pay increase, other contract elements

Representatives for the City of Lawrence and the local firefighters union continue to disagree on how much of a wage increase is needed to keep firefighter pay competitive, and contract negotiations could soon require mediation. Negotiations between the city and the union, Local 1596, are ...