Some on county commission say they want more business owners on new Recovery Planning Task Force

The $5.2 million project to replace the city's high-pressure sodium streetlights with LEDs is expected to save the city $407,000 a year over the next decade, according to city staff. Above, a file photo of downtown Overland Park.

The first step to re-opening the county for business got bogged down for a bit Monday, as Johnson County Commissioners came to a standstill on who should be represented on the new Recovery Planning Task Force.

The county ended up with a fourteen-member committee eventually, but only after spirited objections from Commissioner Mike Brown, who said there weren’t enough business owners on it.

Brown alone voted against it. Commissioners Michael Ashcraft and Steve Klika echoed some of his concerns but said they voted for it so the work could move forward.