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Public Advisory: Normal operations today, Friday, Jan. 17, with the following exceptions ... | last updated: 01/17/2020 - 11:00am | + read more

We have been closely monitoring weather and road conditions last night and this morning, and have decided to proceed with normal operations today, Friday, Jan. 17, with the following exceptions:

  • To and from Papercrete transportation has been cancelled for the day.
  • Catch-a-Ride volunteer transportation services are cancelled for the day.
  • Area Agency on Aging – Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) will not be delivered today.
  • Nutrition Centers are closed today.
  • Some Museum, Theatre and Arts programs have been rescheduled (participants have been notified).
  • Library locations will be closed on Friday, January 17, 2020, due to inclement weather. Friends of Johnson County Library Bookstores at Antioch, Blue Valley and Central Resource Libraries are closed all day. Our eLibrary is always open! This is a good day to check out the eLibrary where you can find newspapers, magazines, e-books, databases and more.
  • Paratransit and Micro Transit riders should expect delays between 30-60  minutes. Check @RideKC on social media for the latest.

County Manager's Office

Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Legislative Agendas

The federal, state and local governments have a partnership through which numerous governmental services are funded and made available to citizens. This partnership is dependent upon stable funding, preserving decision-making at the appropriate level, and removing barriers to efficient and effective access to services. Johnson County strongly supports these core principles as the means to an effective, improved partnership among each level of government.

Government relations efforts

  • Identifying and researching potential state and federal legislative policy
  • Preparing legislative agendas
  • Lobbying state and federal lawmakers
  • Providing analysis of legislative issues and developing response strategies
  • Publishing reports that track legislative action
  • Promoting and facilitating cooperative intergovernmental initiatives
  • Serving as liaison to other local governments, the Kansas Association of Counties and the League of Kansas Municipalities
  • Making public presentations on legislative action and lobbying

These efforts benefit the county by:

  • Keeping county commissioners and staff informed about public policy issues that affect county government and the community, permitting the county to respond quickly and effectively
  • Enabling Johnson County to identify and pursue legislative policies that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of county operations and assist in keeping taxes low
  • Enhancing Johnson County's visibility and influence at the local, state and federal levels
  • Creating better and more coordinated intergovernmental cooperative efforts
  • Serving as an information resource for Johnson County citizens

Johnson County works with the Kansas Association of Counties (KAC) and the League of Kansas Municipalities (LKM). Affiliates make recommendations and provide input on the organization's legislative platform, and communicate on legislative issues during the course of the year. Each year Johnson County pays annual dues to each affiliate; in 2019 membership for KAC was $16,987.19 and for LKM was $8,152.96.

Lobbyist for Johnson County

John Federico
Federico Consulting, Inc. 
900 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612

Federico Consulting, Inc. is contracted with the County to provide professional lobbying services for the state legislative platform and, among other things, represent and report to the County on a regular basis regarding legislation and related issues that affect the County.

Previous legislative platforms