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Overland Park to consider requiring developers to hold neighborhood meetings for certain projects

In an effort to satisfy residents, the Overland Park city council is considering new rules that would require developers to hold neighborhood meetings and expand the notification area for certain

In an effort to satisfy residents, the Overland Park city council is considering new rules that would require developers to hold neighborhood meetings and expand the notification area for certain


Overland Park residents make case for non-discrimination ordinance, though legal staff raise questions about enforceability

More than 50 people Wednesday presented heartfelt pleas to Overland Park leaders to approve an ordinance with legal protections from discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community, despite a grim assessment from

More than 50 people Wednesday presented heartfelt pleas to Overland Park leaders to approve an ordinance with legal protections from discrimination for the LGBTQ+ community, despite a grim assessment from



Residents step forward to voice support for addition of open mic time at Overland Park city meetings

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The public may eventually get more microphone time at Overland Park council meetings, but probably not until next year. Although comments at a council committee Wednesday were largely positive, committee

The public may eventually get more microphone time at Overland Park council meetings, but probably not until next year. Although comments at a council committee Wednesday were largely positive, committee



With hot issues on the horizon, Overland Park councilman pushing to add public comment at city meetings

The public isn’t getting a fair shake when it comes to speaking time at Overland Park City Council meetings, says Councilmember Faris Farassati. To remedy that, Farassati wants to add

The public isn’t getting a fair shake when it comes to speaking time at Overland Park City Council meetings, says Councilmember Faris Farassati. To remedy that, Farassati wants to add


JoCo commission approves $1.25 billion budget that holds mill rate steady — but worries about revenue linger

With no small amount of angst, the Johnson County Commission approved a $1.25 billion budget Thursday. Commissioners repeated their concerns about upcoming court cases involving the property valuations of commercial

With no small amount of angst, the Johnson County Commission approved a $1.25 billion budget Thursday. Commissioners repeated their concerns about upcoming court cases involving the property valuations of commercial


JoCo cities consider adding caveats on tax incentives for big box retailers who make ‘dark store theory’ appeals

Should cities continue to give generous tax incentives to big retailers even if it means those businesses will eventually challenge their property valuations, demand several years of tax refunds and

Should cities continue to give generous tax incentives to big retailers even if it means those businesses will eventually challenge their property valuations, demand several years of tax refunds and



KDOT to start lane addition at 75th and I-35 sooner than expected

Relief is coming sooner than expected for drivers negotiating the regular rush-hour traffic jam at 75th Street and Interstate 35. The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that it is

Relief is coming sooner than expected for drivers negotiating the regular rush-hour traffic jam at 75th Street and Interstate 35. The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced that it is