State, county elected officials talk issues affecting cities at Prairie Village forum

The panelists, from left to right, were: Johnson County Commissioner Becky Fast, Johnson County Comission Chair Ed Eilert, Rep. Stephanie Clayton and Rep. Jerry Stogsdill.

The city of Prairie Village last week held a legislative forum to discuss city issues and interests at the state level ahead of the 2020 legislative session, which begins this week.

Four panelists — Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert, Johnson County District 1 Commissioner Becky Fast, Rep. Stephanie Clayton and Rep. Jerry Stogsdill — answered questions prepared by the city. Mayor Eric Mikkelson said the city’s interests are more pertinent than ever before, and the city council recently passed a 2020 legislative platform.