Johnson County Commission votes to exceed ‘revenue neutral’ rate at budget hearing

At a public hearing on Monday, Johnson County residents weighed in on the $1.64 billion county budget for 2023. Above, Olathe resident Mary Blake addresses the board. Photo by Lucie Krisman.

Johnson County’s proposed budget for next year looks to generate more revenue from property taxes than it has this year, sparking pushback from property owners who say they’re being priced out of the county.

Following a public hearing on Monday night, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a resolution allowing property tax rates for Johnson County to exceed the state-mandated revenue neutral rate in next year’s budget.