Mayor Joel Marquardt says two of the issues that will be on the table for discussion include the franchise fee with KCP&L, which evenly divided the city council and has not yet come to resolution, and additions to the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance. A recent proposal would add sexual orientation and gender identity protections.
On the franchise fee, the council split over whether to continue with exemptions for churches, schools, non-profits and certain government entities. Speakers on both sides of the issue have appeared before the council. The council was so closely divided, it was not able to pass a new ordinance.
The anti-ordinance also has drawn a number of speakers to recent council meetings. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. The city council meeting on April 21, where a vote is expected on the anti-discrimination ordinance, has been moved to the Roeland Park Community Center.