Lawrence Mayor Institutes City Hall Dress Code

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The new mayor of Lawrence has instituted a dress code at city hall, but it isn't sitting well with some workers.

Mayor Daniel Rivera issued a memo last week banning casual clothing including T-shirts, jeans, sweats, bib overalls, Bermuda shorts, spandex and pajamas. He says he may consider casual Fridays in the future.

Rivera also directed "all males working in an office environment" to wear ties.

He says he's trying to change the city's image.

The union representing about a dozen code enforcement officers has filed a grievance over the dress code. Inspector Jorge De Jesus tells The Eagle-Tribune he and his colleagues often have to inspect filthy places.

Rivera suggests they change before heading out, then change back to professional attire when they get back.