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Lawrence city commissioners request some tweaks to plastic bag ban, but most voice general support
Lawrence city commissioners indicated Tuesday that they will likely approve a ban on single-use plastic bags when a revision of the ordinance comes back to them in the near future.
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Transgender and nonbinary people and allies push Lawrence City Commission to stand against anti-trans law
Nearly three dozen people spoke to the Lawrence City Commission Tuesday, asking commissioners to make Lawrence a sanctuary city for transgender and nonbinary people by taking a stand against the Kansas Legislature.
Lawrence City Commission to weigh in on proposed plastic bag ban
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will consider next steps for a proposed citywide ban on single-use plastic bags, as well as a full-time code compliance official to enforce the ban.
Timeline update: City of Lawrence hopes to open Pallet Shelter Village by winter
The city’s village of cabin-style shelters for people experiencing homelessness, previously slated to open in July, is running a few months behind schedule.
Lawrence City Commission, school board will have primary elections; here’s who’s running
Noon Thursday was the deadline to file to run for local office. Here are the candidates for Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board.
City committee recommends consolidating or changing most of 18 advisory boards
A city committee has reviewed the city’s advisory boards and recommends consolidating 13 boards down to five, nixing another and making the police review board the “Safe and Secure Board.”
Lawrence city commissioners face potential $4.6M budget deficit but ask about cutting property taxes
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday took their first steps in budget planning for 2024, which early numbers indicate could require bridging a $4.6 million deficit. However, some commissioners said they wanted to look at a potential property tax cut.
Some city, county commissioners supportive of $52.5M plan to build new fire stations; some want more options
City and county commissioners voiced general support Monday for new fire and medical stations that would cost an estimated $52.5 million, though some commissioners said they would like to see more options presented.
Lawrence City Commission to start budget planning
Lawrence city commissioners will kick off this year’s budget planning process on Tuesday by taking a broader look at where tax dollars are going and considering priorities. The community can weigh in, too.
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical proposing $52.5M expansion to improve emergency response times
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical department chiefs will speak to the city and county commissions Monday about a $52.5 million proposal to build two new fire stations and relocate a third.