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Lawrence city commissioners approved changes to the city’s sanctuary ordinance on Tuesday, stripping it of some protections for immigrants, to fall in line with state law.
The Lawrence City Commission voted Tuesday to delay action on changes to its sanctuary ordinance that city staff said were necessary to comply with state law. The commission will instead give activists more time to work with the city on changes to the ordinance.
Some community leaders are raising red flags over a City of Lawrence and Douglas County plan to build a road extension that they say “helps no one and harms wildlife.”
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday approved a plan for a work group that will revise how complaints against Lawrence police officers are handled and reviewed.
After hearing from more than a dozen neighbors opposed to to a request that would have allowed a Dutch Bros Coffee location on 23rd Street, the Lawrence City Commission voted 3-2 against the plan.
A community engagement meeting to discuss a proposed city government restructure drew significantly more public interest than the last meeting, and most public commenters indicated they were in favor of making changes.
As the city formulates its 2023 budget, some social services leaders and advisory board members want more transparency, equity and public engagement in the process used to distribute funding for social service agencies.
City leaders need feedback from the public in order to decide whether to ask voters if the local government should be restructured to directly elect a four-year mayor and to elect commissioners by districts.
Over the last 15 years, Lawrence’s firefighter-paramedics have seen a 62% increase in call volume but no increase to the number of fire stations.