The Lawrence Community Shelter will likely be almost $2.1 million over budget in 2024 if it is fully staffed and it provides staffing for the city’s Pallet shelter village.
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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 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 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.
Lawrence city Commission
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday stuck with tradition in choosing the mayor and vice mayor for the next year: Bart Littlejohn and Mike Dever, respectively.
Amber Sellers said as she was sworn in for her second term as a Lawrence city commissioner Tuesday evening that she stood on the shoulders of her ancestors, others who came before her, and Shirley Chisholm.
Courtney Shipley’s time as a Lawrence city commissioner came to an end Tuesday evening, and on her way out, she warned fellow commissioners against acting as individuals to direct city staff members.
Douglas County Commission
Patients who need more help than what the Douglas County Treatment and Recovery Center can provide are often stuck waiting for longer-term care that isn’t available in town, according to local behavioral health administrators.
Members of the Lawrence and Douglas County community are invited to learn about the county’s open space planning progress and share their feedback during an open house this week.
Douglas County commissioners on Wednesday approved a policy for county staff to pay people who have lived experience for their time and work on boards.
Lawrence School Board
The Lawrence school board on Monday will hear a report on the 2021-22 budget, discuss a possible change to its meeting schedule and more.
A panel for the Kansas Leadership Center, which will include a Lawrence school board member, will address the issue of Native American mascots on Wednesday.
The Lawrence school board on Monday approved the PAL-CWA as the bargaining unit for all classified employees, heard a report on behavioral health programming, tabled an MOU on Safe Routes to Schools and more.