Local Government

Johnson County green-lights gay marriage in Kansas; Douglas County to continue denying applicants
October 9, 2014
The chief judge of the Johnson County District Court issued an order Wednesday clearing the way for same-sex couples to get married in that county. But a constitutional law professor at Kansas University said it’s still not clear that such marriages would be valid under Kansas law.
Few attend Shawnee community meeting on sales tax questions
October 7, 2014
Only a handfull of Shawnee residents attending a community meeting about two proposed sales taxes on Wednesday, but opinions on the taxes were made clear.
Shawnee convenience store robbed
07:07 a.m., October 5, 2014 Updated 01:32 a.m.
Shawnee police are investigating after two men robbed the Fuel Express convenience store near 83rd and K-7 early Sunday.
Community meeting on sales tax questions tonight
October 1, 2014
The City of Shawnee is holding a community meeting at 6 p.m., Wed. Oct. 1, in regards to the two ballot issues that voters will decide on this Nov. 4.
City approves bonds for new and expanding developers
September 24, 2014
The Shawnee City Council approved a list of industrial revenue bonds totaling more than $24 million on Monday.
Shawnee building codes and enforcement improve, study says
September 22, 2014
The City of Shawnee has improved its building codes program and enforcement, according to recent independent analysis. Better ratings can lead to lower insurance premiums, specifically in regards to flood insurance, for residents in Shawnee.
New grant to fund trail at Erfurt Park
September 19, 2014
Shawnee Parks and Recreation has received a grant in the amount of $77,758 that will be used to construct a trail at the new Erfurt Park, located off 71st Street and Gleason Road in western Shawnee.
Mayor: ‘Parks and Pipes’ tax essential to city’s infrastructure
September 15, 2014
Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of columns by Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers on issues that will appear on city ballots this November.
Shawnee’s City Ride program ridership increasing
September 11, 2014
Shawnee’s City Ride program has seen increasing ridership in its seven years of existence and the city is looking to put more money towards the transportation program.
Despite residential opposition, council approves $7.9 million TIF agreement for Cobblestone Village
September 9, 2014
The Shawnee City Council has approved a $7.9 million tax increment financing, or TIF, agreement with Qrivit, LLC, a smartphone marketing company out of Omaha, Neb.
Shawnee park up for expansion with land trade
August 13, 2014
The city will consider a land trade in the coming month that would double the length of the Bichelmeyer-Pflumm Park trail and increase the park’s acreage by one-third of an acre.
Shawnee prepares for a biological emergency through national training exercise
August 8, 2014
In the event that a deadly infection or contagious outbreak of a disease hit Shawnee, local response teams want people to know that there is a plan in place and they will be taken care of. Shawnee, along with other cities in Kansas, took part in a national exercise on Tuesday to prepare for a biological emergency
Shawnee council tables dwelling size regulation amendment
August 6, 2014
The Shawnee City Council voted to take no action regarding an amendment to the city’s subdivision regulations for minimum size classifications.
Eilert, Lightner advance in Johnson County Commission chairman primary race
August 6, 2014
Johnson County voters on Tuesday advanced Ed Eilert and Patricia Lightner to the general election in the run for chairman of the Johnson County Commission.
Shawnee City Council approves sales tax ballot questions, 2015 budget
08:37 a.m., July 29, 2014 Updated 08:49 a.m.
Shawnee voters will decide on two proposed sales taxes in November.