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.
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday will welcome the newly elected commissioners, say goodbye to another, and select the next mayor and vice mayor.
Lawrence city commissioners on Tuesday leaned more toward siding with the city in an ongoing impasse with one of the employee unions, but they agreed to some compromises.
Lawrence city commissioners agreed Tuesday that they don’t want to eliminate the Sustainability Advisory Board, and three of five commissioners agreed to a plan to dissolve four boards and move their duties under the city manager’s office.
The Lawrence Police Department is prioritizing calls by how solvable they are, LPD Chief Rich Lockhart told city commissioners Tuesday, and the addition of four non-officer responders has helped with efficiency.
A Lawrence man who has clashed with local authorities for more than two years has filed a civil suit alleging that the city commission and public library have violated his freedom of speech and his right to equal protection under the law.
The city and the union representing city staff members working in the municipal services and parks and recreation departments are asking the Lawrence City Commission to settle disagreements on their first labor contract.
Dozens of community members packed into Lawrence City Hall Tuesday evening, with several asking city commissioners to call for a ceasefire in Gaza and for the city to express solidarity with the Palestinian people.
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