Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Roeland Park Councilors Michael Rhoades and Tim Janssen present Aaron Otto with a flag that flew over the Capitol. Mayor Joel Marquardt is in background.
Roeland Park City Administrator Aaron Otto, left, is leaving for a job with Johnson County.

Roeland Park honors outgoing city administrator. Aaron Otto begins his first day at work with Johnson County government this morning after serving as city administrator for Roeland Park for a number of years. The city honored Otto with a reception Monday at the Roeland Park Community Center after his last official act for the city: giving the community briefing on the 2016 budget.

House declines to take up budget bill passed by Senate Sunday. What was expected to be a lively afternoon on the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives turned into what Topeka Capital Journal reporter Jonathan Shorman dubbed a “giant nothingburger.” Instead of bringing the bill to the floor for a vote, House Republicans did nothing — they didn’t caucus in the afternoon as expected, nor did tax negotiators meet. [Tax hike passed by Senate may not have votes in House — Topeka Capital Journal]

Roeland Park block party on Saturday. Roeland Park will continue its string of community events with the city-wide block party from 3 p.m. to dusk this Saturday at R Park. The event features live music from four bands, a food truck, outdoor games and activities for the kids. The event is BYOB (responsibly) and is sponsored by the community events committee. Residents are invited to bring the whole family for the afternoon along with lawn chairs and coolers.

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