The City of Lawrence is implementing new systems that will help speed up responses to record requests, make city codes easier for the public to navigate and more.
City offices will be closed and parking downtown will be free on Labor Day, and trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day during the holiday week.
Members of the Lawrence Board and Commissions Structure Committee could not decide Monday on whether to advance a recommendation to nix the Sustainability Advisory Board and consolidate or eliminate several other boards.
The city will not collect yard waste and all outdoor Parks and Recreation department sports are canceled through Thursday because of the extreme heat, which has brought heat indices as high as 136° in Lawrence.
A committee’s revised plan to update the city’s many boards recommends that the Sustainability Advisory Board and Public Incentives Review Committee be dissolved, among numerous other changes.
Partners working on the Sacred Red Rock project will host a public sendoff for the boulder as it will soon be returned to the Kaw Nation. Other events will be private, however.
As the first day of the new school year approaches, 7 crossing guard positions serving 5 Lawrence elementary schools remain unfilled. Construction is also compounding concerns for some parents.
Sports Pavilion Lawrence will close for maintenance and resurfacing starting Monday, Aug. 21, though some programs will still use the building while the work is underway, the city announced Tuesday.
Lawrence city commissioners are considering an ordinance that would secure anti-discrimination protections for people with textured hair, and organizers are urging the community to support its deeper meaning.
The Pallet Shelter Village coming soon to North Michigan Street will include about 25 fewer cabin-style units than previously anticipated, according to site plans the city released Friday. The city is also still seeking a site operator.
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