Tag: Johnson County charter commission

Charter Commission scraps expansion proposal

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Johnson County Charter Commission members scrapped a proposal to expand the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners from seven to nine members on Dec. 5. Charter Commission member...

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Charter commissions may reconsider partisan elections

Danedri Thompson [email protected] A Johnson County Charter Commission amendment to return to partisan elections may not be dead, despite not garnering enough votes to move the proposal ahead. Commissioners voted 9-14...

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Charter commission passes on partisan elections

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Johnson County will continue to have non-partisan elections. Members of the county charter commission voted, 9-14, against recommending a return to partisan elections. An audience of...

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Bianchino proposes tax repeal amendments to county charter

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Under Kansas law, voters can organize a petition to raise taxes, but there are no provisions that allow taxpayers to repeal a tax. That’s something Bernie Bianchino would like to see...

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Commission to vote on election amendment on Nov. 7

Danedri Thompson [email protected] After months of discussion and information gathering, members of the Johnson County Charter Commission will vote Nov. 7 on an amendment to the county charter that would make county...

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Residents support status quo at hearing

Danedri Thompson [email protected] Members of the Johnson County Charter Commission should maintain the status quo. That was the advice residents offered during a public hearing Tuesday night in Mission. Of the 35...

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County charter commission hosts public hearing

Danedri Thompson [email protected] To retain non-partisan county elections, or to hold partisan elections for county commission candidates – that was the question several Johnson County residents voiced during a charter...

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Charter commission hosts introductory meeting

Danedri Thompson [email protected] The 2011 Johnson County Charter Review Committee met for the first time Monday afternoon. The 25 member appointed board will examine the county’s home rule charter and make...

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