City Commission Rejects Plan to Repair Lawrence Sidewalks Blog News 02/11/2016 Tweet Last night Lawrence City Commission voted against a proposal to help repair sidewalks in the city. The commission rejected the proposal by the Lawrence pedestrian-bicycle issues task force. The proposal asks for a half-cent tax increase in order to repair cracked and broken sidewalks in Lawrence. The task force is holding a meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. at city hall to revise their report. This meeting is open to the public.