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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 commissioners on Wednesday approved a lease and agreement with Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center to operate the Treatment and 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.
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.
The county is on a timeline to bring a final operating agreement for the Douglas County Treatment & Recovery Center to the county commission early next month, with the center to partially open soon thereafter, staff said Wednesday.
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