Joint city-county meeting to focus on homelessness and housing strategic plan

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The Lawrence City Commission and Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will hold a joint meeting to review the strategic plan to address homelessness and hear updates on progress.

The commissions will not take any binding action but will discuss collaboration between the governing bodies going forward, according to the agenda.

Both commissions heard reports on the draft plan in spring of 2023, and city/county staff members held public engagement meetings to gather community feedback over the next couple of months.

The plan has since been revised, and the final draft was completed in December, according to the presentation in the meeting agenda.

The joint meeting is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. View the meeting agenda at this link, and the report and presentation at this link.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel, Register to attend the meeting via Zoom at this link.

See more information and latest updates on the strategic plan at this link.

Douglas County commissioners will then have their regular meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. at the historic courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. See that meeting agenda at this link.

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