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No jury trials for the week of September 21st to 25th. new

The jury trial that was set to begin on September 21st has been ...

Douglas County and the City of Lawrence are hosting an informational meeting about the 2020 Census from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the auditorium of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. The meeting is open to the public.

Local Census experts will share information about the 2020 Census, including timing, job opportunities and next steps.

Getting an accurate Census count is important to the State of Kansas and Douglas County. Here's why:

The County Commission meeting for April 29, 2020 has been cancelled.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through April 30, 2020

Earth Day will look a little different in Lawrence and Douglas County this year. In March, the City of Lawrence and Douglas County announced that the annual Earth Day celebration in South Park would be postponed due to safety recommendations in response to COVID-19. In lieu of the in-person event, Earth Day 2020 will be celebrated during a week of virtual events that will bring the community together — even as we remain physically apart.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through April 30, 2020

Public Works anticipates the pavement rehabilitation project on portions of Route 438 and Route 1029 will resume Tuesday, April 7, or Wednesday, April 8. The pavement rehabilitation project began in late September 2019 and was suspended through the winter. This spring, the work will be on Route 438 (North 1800 Road; Farmers' Turnpike) from Berry Plastics to the Route 438/K-10 (SLT) intersection.

Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through April 30, 2020

This is a Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners to perform a test Zoom meeting to prepare for the April 8, 2020, 5:30 p.m. Business Meeting. The Zoom meeting was scheduled to work out technical details for the Commisioners to attend the meeting remotely. No County Business will be conducted. This is a test run only.


The County Commission will meet at 4:00 p.m. for a Work Session; and at 5:30 p.m. for the Business Meeting. We encourage you to join our meeting live using Zoom, a web-based communications tool.

Join the Zoom meeting
Via computer:
1. Follow this link:
2. Use the meeting ID: 744 863 537
3. There is no participant code.

Douglas County Newsletter March 2020
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