During a relatively brief meeting Tuesday evening, the Lawrence City Commission heard from the public about the proposed 2024 budget and voted to stick with the plan that will increase property taxes.
The Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday will hold its annual hearings on the proposed city budget, which will include property tax increases.
As the city proposes spending $2 million on a new homeless programs department, some people experiencing homelessness, local advocates and the owner of a nearby business have expressed ongoing concerns about the city’s handling of the campsite in North Lawrence.
After months of criticism from residents and business leaders, the City of Lawrence is planning to create a department specifically focused on unhoused people, with a price tag of $2 million.
City of Lawrence staff will ask city commissioners for their input Tuesday on a draft capital improvement plan spanning the next five years. Commissioners will also consider approving a ban on single-use plastic bags.
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.
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.
A city proposal to cut its portion of funding for the Lawrence Humane Society by about 27% has sparked worry from the organization’s staff about how the cut could affect their ability to care for local pets.
Some Lawrence community members have started rallying to save Prairie Park Nature Center shortly after the city released a proposed 2022-23 budget.
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.
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