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2017 county budget hearing set for Aug. 1

The public hearing regarding the proposed 2017 fiscal year Johnson County budget will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., in the Johnson County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry Street in Olathe, Kansas. The hearing will be broadcast live online.

Horticulture Center Field Day takes root on July 30

The 2016 Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center’s Field Day is set for this Saturday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m

The event, located at 35230 West 135th Street in Olathe, offers participants a peek behind the scenes at the hottest, new plants that grow best in local landscapes, talks with the experts about lawn and garden issues, time to enjoy cool classes in air-conditioned comfort and ice water to sip while wandering the field trials.

Add your input to the RideKC Transit Plan

Transit stakeholders across the Kansas City region have been working on increasing the connections between people and employment. Johnson County Government is an active partner in these efforts and encourages to input from our county’s residents.

The Mid-America Regional Council will be hosting a public meeting so residents can provide input and share information on their transit experiences.

Thursday, July 28
4:30–6 p.m.

Matt Ross Community Center
8101 Marty Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
Bus routes: 556, 664

How to save time waiting at Motor Vehicle offices

Need to title or register a vehicle, renew a vehicle registration, or visit a Johnson County Motor Vehicle office for another reason, but don’t want to wait in a long line? Get “in line” online, by phone or via the Qless app so you can keep working, run errands, or do whatever your day requires as you move toward the front of the line, rather than having to wait in person at the Motor Vehicle office.

Extreme heat expected through Saturday evening

In the Kansas City region, including Johnson County, temperatures are predicted to reach the high 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees.

All residents and visitors to the area should take caution in these rising temperatures. Though hours of operation may vary, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment have identified local cooling stations in Johnson County at which people can rest and recharge.

Co-responder program expands in Johnson County

Nine cities in Northeast Johnson County will participate in the Johnson County Mental Health Center’s co-responder that supports local police in dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues.

Primary Election advance voting begins today

Today, July 18, kicks off advance voting for the Aug. 2 Primary Election. The Johnson County Election Office is offering six advance voting locations for the Primary Election (locations and hours listed below), which is an increase over the four sites previously offered. By offering more advance voting sites, election staff hopes to get more than half of all voters in the county to advance vote. 

There are many advantages to advance voting, including:

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