The Home Rule Charter is a legislative document that defines the structure, powers, purpose, and functions of county government. The Johnson County Home Rule Charter is the first of its kind in the State of Kansas, and was enacted by a public vote during the November 2000 general election.
Per the Home Rule Charter, a twenty-five member Johnson County Charter Commission was appointed to review the Charter and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners for revisions every ten years. Any changes to the Home Rule Charter require approval at an election.
The 2011 Charter Commission was established by the Board of County Commissioners on January 13, 2011, by Resolution No. 003-11.
The 2011 Charter Commission’s final report was presented to the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, February 9, 2012 during their regularly scheduled business session meeting. More information about the meeting is available at http://lims.jocogov.org.
For more information about the 2011 Johnson County Charter Commission, contact the Clerk of the Board at (913) 715-0430 or by email.