No ethics violation in Roeland Park. David Waters, the new ethics attorney for the City of Roeland Park, said a citizen’s suggestion that two council members had a conflict of interest over a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance because of their support for and work with Equality Kansas. Waters told the council this week that councilors Jennifer Gunby and Megan England had no contractual relationship, there is no contract with the city and no (financial) transaction or funds allocated to Equality Kansas. “I don’t believe the facts support (any conflict of interest),” he said. Former councilor and mayoral candidate Linda Mau had made the charge.
Lancer Lax faces off against Pembroke, Rockhurst. SM East’s defending-champion boys lacrosse team will put its perfect conference record to the test against two of its biggest rivals in the coming days. The test starts tonight when the Lancers face Pembroke Hill, the team they’ve beaten two years in a row for the Lacrosse Association of Greater Kansas City title. That game starts at 8 p.m. at SM North. On Monday, SM East takes on Rockhurst at 7:45 p.m. at SM North.
Rep. Bollier will hold town hall Saturday. District 21 Kansas State Representative Barbara Bollier will hold a town hall meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Corinth Library, 8100 Mission Road. Coffee will be available. Rep. Bollier will talk about recent legislation passed in Topeka and answer questions.
MainStream to hold fundraising event. The MainStream Coalition Political Action Committee is holding a evening of comedy with a gourmet dinner and drinks provided. The Lawrence-based and public radio hosted comedy show “Right Between the Ears” will present an original night of political comedy sure to tweak Kansas politics and politicians. The even will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the Mission Theater on Johnson Drive.
PV 10 year old wins library bookmark contest. Macy Cherra, 10, of Prairie Village is among the winners of this year’s National Library Week Bookmark Design Contest put on by the Johnson County Library. A total of nine grade schoolers earned recognition for their bookmark designs. Cherra received a $25 cash prize, gift certificates to Friends of the Library used book stores, and copies of the winning bookmarks at the Library Board Meeting Thursday.
New service aims to increase voter turnout. A new service called KanVote being launched by Stephanie Sharp of Sharp Connections intends to bolster spotty voter turnout in local elections. For a $10 per year subscription, the service will provide voters access to a non-partisan portal giving an overview of candidate positions. The service will also deliver a copy of an advanced ballot application with a postage-paid envelope to send it to the Election Office. More information available at KanVote.com.