Starting Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission will return to in-person meetings at City Hall.
The public may attend in person or virtually, according to a Wednesday news release from the city, but city commissioners will be in person. The release notes that virtual participation will be allowed for any participants, including staff, board and commission members.
Chairs will be spaced apart by 6 feet, and seating will be available in the lobby for “a limited number of members of the public to view meetings in person,” according to the release.
Masks are optional for people who are vaccinated. Unvaccinated people will be required to wear a mask, according to the city; however, masks may be removed while giving public comment.
As for the numerous other city advisory boards and groups, it may be a while before they return to in-person meetings.
“Other city boards and commissions are exploring hybrid options but, with current mask requirements, may continue with virtual meetings for the foreseeable future,” according to the release.
The next meeting is set for 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Its agenda has not yet been posted, but it will be available via this page on the city’s website.