Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Google Fiber buildingCedar Roe passes Fiberhood threshold. The second of the first three possible “Fiberhoods” in northeast Johnson County has passed the sign up threshold necessary to guarantee a Google build out in the area. The Cedar Roe neighborhood, which encompasses parts of Roeland Park west of Roe Avenue and north of Johnson Drive, passed its sign up goal. The Rainbow Boulevard neighborhood that encompasses Westwood, Westwood Hills and Mission Woods met its goal last week. The Shawnee Indian Mission neighborhood is the only remaining Fiberhood not to meet the sign up threshold. It required 179 more sign ups as of Tuesday afternoon.

Leawood Mayor makes case for Brownback in letter. Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn as member of the “Women for Brownback Coalition” made a case to support Brownback for re-election in letter to the editor published in the Kansas City Star 913 section this morning. Dunn had previously issued an endorsement for the governor. [Kansas City Star – Letters to the editor]

Fairway police chief in KCUR report on military items for police. Fairway Police Chief Mike Fleming was quoted in a KCUR report Tuesday regarding military equipment that local police departments have received. Fleming said Fairway got one pair of night vision goggles in the program and that the department had used them to find prowlers, peeping toms and burglary suspects. “We’ve located people who have fled from car chases where they have run after wrecking a car,” he added.

New poll shows Davis, Brownback in tight race for governor. A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows Democratic challenger Paul Davis leading incumbent Sam Brownback, but with a much narrower margin than the Rasmussen poll released earlier this week. The PPP poll put Davis up 39-37 with a 3.3 percentage point margin of error. The Rasmussen poll had Davis up 51-41, but it didn’t include Libertarian candidate Keen Umbehr as an option. [Latest poll: Davis, Brownback race for Kansas governor remains tight — Wichita Eagle]

Free rides and celebration in Mission on The Jo today. It’s your chance to try The Jo bus service for free today. All rides, except special edition, are free all day. It gets even better: from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. you can head over to the transit center between Johnson Drive and Martway for the “Cool down with JO Jamz & Ice” event. It features free Kona Ice while supplies last and a performance by Eco Elvis from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.