Public Hearing Charter Meeting - Eleventh

Wednesday, Sept. 8th update: It has been determined that public speakers will have 3 minutes.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

For Charter Commission

Of Johnson County, KS

You are hereby notified that a public hearing will be held, conducted by the Charter Commission of Johnson County, Kansas, on September 13, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. at the KU Edwards Campus, BEST Conference Center, 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS. In addition to the opportunity to participate in person, a virtual option will be available. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on the Johnson County Home Rule Charter.

The current Home Rule Charter, which establishes the structure and governance for Johnson County, may be found at current-charter-resources. In accordance with the Home Rule Charter, a Charter Commission of 25 people is appointed every 10 years to review the Home Rule Charter and consider possible amendments or modifications that may then be placed on the ballot for Johnson County voters to consider.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed for all who appear in person and seating will be limited. A live broadcast will still be available on the Johnson County Government Facebook Live. Public comments will be accepted either in-person or via Zoom.  In-Person comments will be accepted at the time of the public hearing with signup beginning at 5:00 p.m. Also, individuals wishing to speak via Zoom or In-Person, may preregister and must complete the registration form at charter.jocogov.org by Monday, September 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Anyone wishing to submit written comment may do so using the form found at charter.jocogov.org/contact.

Please note, per the University of Kansas (KU)- When present on campus, all faculty, staff, students, affiliates, visitors, (ages two years and older), vendors, and volunteers – including those who are fully vaccinated – must: Wear a cloth face covering, surgical/medical face mask, or Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) suit over one’s mouth and nose when on public transportation and in indoor common areas anywhere on campus. Additional information regarding KU’s Public Health Safety Requirements may be found at policy.ku.edu/chancellor/public-health-safety-requirements. Any person opting not to wear a mask may avail themselves of our virtual participation option.

Johnson County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act; persons who may need assistance, the use of a sign language or oral interpreter, or who require special accommodations, should contact us at [email protected], via the Kansas Relay Operator at 800-766-3777, or by phone at (913) 715-0430 at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 5:30pm