Douglas County government
Douglas County Commission approves plan to boost access to opioid overdose reversal drug
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday signed off on a plan for Lawrence-based nonprofit DCCCA to increase distribution of Narcan, the lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug, throughout the county.
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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-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.
Justice Matters to hold its annual assembly seeking action from city, county and school board leaders
Members of Justice Matters, a local coalition of faith-based organizations, on Sunday will ask people in power to commit to creating a more just Lawrence and Douglas County.
Douglas County Commission delays approving plan for opioid overdose reversal drug distribution
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday held off on approving a plan for DCCCA to distribute a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug throughout the community in order to get more specifics.
Plan would distribute opioid overdose reversal drug in Douglas County; commission to consider funding request
Lawrence-based nonprofit DCCCA has a plan to distribute a lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drug throughout Douglas County. Commissioners will consider the funding request on Wednesday.
Reminder: First public meeting to discuss draft housing and homelessness strategic plan is Thursday
Community members can share their feedback on the draft Lawrence-Douglas County Housing and Homelessness 5-Year Strategic Plan during multiple upcoming public meetings, with the first set for noon Thursday.
Douglas County Commission approves agreement for Bert Nash to operate Treatment & Recovery Center
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a lease and agreement with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to operate the Treatment and Recovery Center.
Douglas County Commission to consider operating agreement for Treatment & Recovery Center
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday will consider approving a $1.6 million agreement with Bert Nash to operate the Treatment and Recovery Center.
Draft strategic plan sets goals for Douglas County to reach functional zero homelessness
A draft strategic plan sets a goal of 2028 for Lawrence and Douglas County to achieve functional zero homelessness. The plan emphasizes equity, inclusion, and correcting imbalances of power.