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No Jury trials scheduled for the June 22nd to July 3rd Service Period new

The service period for the June 22nd to July 3rd jurors has ...

Election Clerk (Job ID: 20-020) new

Deadline to Apply: 03 Jul 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are hosting a virtual meeting for the public to learn more about the South Lawrence Trafficway Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

The virtual open house provides project updates and shares the reasonable alternatives for the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) improvements. Participants have the ability to submit questions and comments through an online form that is sent directly to the project team and they respond as needed.

Douglas County Newsletter May 2020

The Douglas County Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Douglas County Courthouse (2nd Floor) at 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Commissioners have work sessions as needed at 4 p.m. before  their regular meeting.

Link to County Commission Meetings

We encourage you to join our meeting live using Zoom, a web-based communications tool.

Douglas County Government’s offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Dispatch Center, and Criminal Justice Services will be operating. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you have a non-emergency, call 785-843–0250

The Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Office planned to publicly launch the “Lawrence and Douglas County Climate Action and Adaptation Plan” this month with a highly-engaged community input process. However, those plans have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health orders.

Message to the community from: Dan Partridge, Director of Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health; Russ Johnson, CEO and President of LMH Health; Sarah Plinsky, Douglas County Administrator; and Craig Owens, City of Lawrence Manager

We continue to work closely together – now more than ever - to protect the health and safety of all Douglas County residents and to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is our top priority.

April 1, 2020, is Census Day. The census is a count of all persons living in the United States that is conducted every 10 years by the federal government and is required by the U.S. Constitution. It is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives, how federal and state legislative districts are redrawn, and the appropriation of federally-funded programs.

The Treasurer’s office is processing all transactions by mail or through our drop box.

 Meeting Agenda: 

 Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through June 1, 2020

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