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Three years ago we demonstrated how rain/snow was a new source of taxation for two large municipalities followed-up one year later when a state made the same decision, precipitation is taxable. http://nolathe.net/2013/04/11/maryland-governor-taxes-rain/

This ideology births from a national organization called I.C.L.E.I. and inter-nationally by the United Nations Agenda 21. Information on both is readily available. We have also posted information about Chapter 18 of Agenda 21 http://nolathe.net/2012/01/20/chapter-18-of-the-united-nations-agenda-21-is-all-about-water/  which is all about global control of water. We have posted documents and video of the Kansas Republican Party and the National Republican Party denouncing both these organizations and agendas.

In 2012 Johnson County Kansas Government documented they were no longer a member of I.C.L.E.I. yet in 2014 they documented their membership was current and in good standing (lie #4).12.11.14.7

We believe this is driven in large part by Commission Chair Eilert, Office of County Manager, City of Overland Park and MARC (Mid America Regional Council).

Once removed from our TO-DO priorities (ICLEI) ICLEI is reinstated and updated in priority with this posting.

Denver Colorado is one of the 1992 founding members of I.C.L.E.I. and was one of the proposed funding partners with Johnson County http://nolathe.net/2013/04/11/maryland-governor-taxes-rain/  Here is an update on Colorado and a glimpse in to our future. DWR_RainwaterFlyer

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Johnson County Kansas is full of Card Carrying Members of The Republican Party. Although Johnson County officials are by non-partisan elections, a reasonable person only has to look at who attends what functions to figure this stuff out! Maybe the county should define party platforms as trash and let Deffenbaugh segregate what is recyclable and landfill the rest. This pretense is laughable but coming to a neighborhood like yours. God controls water and his name ain’t ICLEI.

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Doubling down on a bad buy

01/06/2015 1:27 PM

01/06/2015 1:27 PM

County officials must be counting on a winning lottery ticket in the next few years. That’s the only logical explanation for why the Johnson County Commission has agreed to move forward on a $22 million plan to renovate King Louie, a former bowling alley and ice rink in Overland Park.

The building itself, which county staff called, “iconic,” is worth less than the land it sits upon. Too bad no one mentioned that fact four years ago when commissioners agreed to spend $1.6 million to purchase King Louie or when they agreed to spend an additional $2 million to keep it from falling to the ground.
This December, county manager Hannes Zacharias said selling the property now would net less than $1 million after knocking it down. They had no specific plans for the space when they forked over the cash. Apparently, they believed they could never have too many failing buildings gathering dust on the books.
Now, county staff has announced grand plans for King Louie. Many of the officials advocating to spend $22 million on a worthless building are the same ones who said the county couldn’t pass up a great bargain like King Louie.
I’m not sure taxpayers should be buying anything these experts are selling. Unfortunately, the county commissioners appear ready to double down on their terrible purchase.
At a Dec. 18 meeting, four of seven commissioners granted county staff permission to move forward with the King Louie scheme. For $22 million, the building would be turned into a county arts and heritage center, house the Johnson County Museum and establish a permanent advanced voting location.
County staff listed a variety of laughable reasons why the building improvements should be funded. First, the county doesn’t have an arts or cultural center.
Staff failed to mention that the county does, in fact, regularly spend money on the arts. It maintains a public arts program that commits 1 percent of new building costs to purchasing art.
Meanwhile, county staff said the museum has mold and the hallways are too narrow. Both of those problems could be easily resolved with far less than $22 million. About one-third of King Louie would be used for the museum.
Another third of the dilapidated building would be used for a theater and parks programming, all under the direction of the county parks and recreation board. All but one member of that body recommended approval of the renovations.
Jill Gellar, executive director of the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District, told county commissioners that if the county handed them a check for $22 million, they would not use it for King Louie renovations. Instead, they would use it to develop existing parks space. So, the parks board doesn’t need King Louie, but they’ll take a free building.
At this point, the county wouldn’t even require that the board pay rent for King Louie programming. Nothing free is ever really free. I can envision a time when county staff use access to King Louie as a bargaining chip.
The King Louie project isn’t a bargain. It’s an insanity the county cannot afford.
In June, Zacharias proposed a county budget that included a tax rate increase, despite an increase in revenue generated from rising property values. Most property in Johnson County, King Louie excluded, increased in value last year, adding $10.3 million in county revenue.
Members of the commission vocally opposed a change in state law that they said stripped them of valuable revenue from mortgage tax registration fees, and Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning threatened to take the county commission to court if they didn’t agree to fund his department to the tune of an extra 40 deputies.
Johnson County government isn’t swimming in cash.
The commission managed to add sheriff’s staff, though not in the way Denning requested, and maintain its existing tax rates in the 2015 budget. That required a “fair amount of magic to make those numbers work,” Commissioner Michael Ashcraft said when he wisely voted against moving forward on the King Louie proposal.
“That magic is going to be doubling down next year even without this,” he said.
Freelance columnist Danedri Herbert writes in this space once a month.

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During his 1995 US Congressional District 3 primary, it was alleged that Mayor Eilert had his Police Chief conduct an illegal FBI criminal background check on opponent Patrick.  US Court dismissed the resulting lawsuit following an “out of court settlement”.  Prior to the settlement, Judge Vratil ordered the files sealed so as not to negatively influence the public at Eilert’s request.  Following the settlement, KC Star filed a lawful KORA request with the City of Overland Park for attorney billing information.  Eilert’s refusal made it’s way to the Kansas Supreme Court and provides the last date on The Act itself.

Cypress Media v. City of Overland Park

 

Cypress Media v. City of Overland Park was a case before Kansas Supreme Court in 2000 concerning the request for release of attorney billing statements.

Important precedents

This case established that exemptions for attorney-client privilege must be defended on a document by document basis, with each justification establishing why that particular document is to be considered confidential attorney communication.

Background

  • Cypress Media, or the Kansas City Star, requested of the City of Overland Park all billing statements from 1996 for attorney services provided to the city by outside firms.
  • The city responded to the requests by giving the star redacted copies of billing information which included the date of the work, the name of the firm, and the amount billed, including attorney fees and expenses. The information that was redacted under the attorney-client privilege exemption was descriptions of the services and descriptions of the legal issues on which the attorney’s had worked. The city claimed the attorney-client privilege material was exempt under Kansas Open Records statute 1998 Supp. 45-221(a), which exempts all things which are exempted under evidence and discovery rules.
  • The Star sued and the trial court, after much debate, ruled in favor of the Star and ordered un-redacted copies of all the documents the Star had requested to be released.
  • The City appealed the decision.

Ruling of the court

The trial court first established that a blanket exception for attorney-client privilege could bot be applied as all communications between attorneys and clients did not relate to legal advice. The court ordered the city to compile a line by line list of the documents in question they wished to remain exempt and justify that exemption for each document separately. The city released a number of documents but established a codified system for exempting a larger portion of the documents, again relying on the attorney-client privilege exemption found in the Kansas Open Records Act. The court determined that it had not met the court’s requirement of a line by line justification for exemption and ordered the release of all of the documents. The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court and ordered the documents released. The Supreme Court first rejected the City’s claim of an expansive attorney-client privilege exemption which includes all communication between attorneys and clients. It however, also rejected the Star’s contention that only communication concerning legal advice constituted an exception under attorney-client privilege. Instead, the court affirmed the decision of the trial court to order a line by line justification of the exemptions, bearing in mind that material that is exempt under the attorney-client privilege is not only material relating to legal advice but any material that would reveal reasons for consulting the lawyer, or courtroom strategies. The court also felt that the same standard of analysis should be applied on a case by case basis to determine if the materials fall under the exemption for attorney work product, as the city argues they should. Finally, the court reiterated the opinion of the trial court that the exemptions mentioned required specific line by line justification for exemption. A mere mention of the statute used to exempt the materials is identical to the broad statutory interpretation the city urged, which would render all attorney-client communication exempt. The court thus affirmed all the decisions of the lower court and declared that it was well within its jurisdiction to order the documents released.

 

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During a nearly secret and unrecorded meeting held off county property in February 2011, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners and without a recorded vote, abolished a long-standing county service of providing written transcripts of all official Commissioner meetings.  On March 3, 2011 NOlathe offered to pay the estimated $500 per week to continue this policy.  As seen here the county refused our offer making it clear their object was to prevent transparency and accountability.

3.8.2011

During this debate we notified the county that without written transcripts they would be in violation of The Americans with Disability Act (ADA).  The county would be forcing the deaf community to listen to an audio recording of county business.  All to no avail, transcripts were recorded history.

Approximately three months later, Chairman Eilert through The Johnson County Sun newspaper announced he had just resolved a long time problem by providing Closed Captioning to the Video/Audio recordings and provide access by the deaf community.  This was previously posted on NOlathe as http://nolathe.net/2011/06/18/joco-bocc-chairman-eilert-you-are-a-liar/  Yep, one of many times I have referred to Overland Park’s hero as a liar.

With rumors afloat that the Commissioners have funded Transcripts for year 2014 intrigued me so I looked at each video from September 5, 2013 back to March 3, 2011.  In full disclosure looking at each video meant verifying there was a video/audio record (surprised to find many meetings lacked such) then randomly selecting some point well in to the meeting and view 30 to 60 seconds to wait for closed captioning.  Found several in late 2011 and early 2012 that had a rapid captioning too quick to read and the audio was silenced, those failed.  Here are the summaries by year.

2011- From March 3 through year end there were 143 meetings.  Of that only 32 (22.4%) included closed captioning.  Not counting the 52 meetings that occurred prior to Eilert’s announcement brings the 32 up to 35.2% ADA compliant.

2012– Total meetings were 129 of which 33 (25.6%) were ADA compliant

2013- Year to date there have been 87 meetings of which 14 (16.1%) were ADA compliant.

Conclusions- County Government under the Eilert Administration with concurrence by vote and/or lack of confrontation by the other commissioners combined with a County Manager nearing retirement and willing to do anything, continues our path to non-sovernity as a county, a state and a nation.

Actions- Folks often warn me about being too open.  But how do you launch a plan regarding openness and keep it a secret?  I believe the courts would consider myself and others that warned the county about these results as folks “with standing”.  Or we could get the Kansas School for the Deaf http://www.ksdeaf.org/ just down the street from our Emperor’s Palace to file a law suit for ADA Federal violations.  When right and wrong no longer works, maybe humiliation and money will.

Here are the results by year, by meeting.

Date Time Type Location Video ADA Compliant  
9/5/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/5/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/29/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/29/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/22/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/22/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/15/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/15/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/8/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/8/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/1/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/1/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/1/2013 10:15 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
8/1/2013 10:00 AM Public Building Commission Chambers Closed Captioned
7/29/2013 7:00 PM Hearing Chambers Closed Captioned
7/25/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/25/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/25/2013 9:30 AM PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/18/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/18/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/11/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/11/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/1/2013 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/27/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/27/2013 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/20/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/20/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/20/2013 1:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/13/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/13/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/13/2013 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/6/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/6/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/6/2013 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/30/2013 10:30 AM Board of Public Health Chambers Closed Captioned
5/30/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/30/2013 10:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/30/2013 1:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/23/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/23/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/16/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/16/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/9/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/9/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/2/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/2/2013 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/2/2013 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
4/25/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/25/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/25/2013 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/18/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/18/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/18/2013 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
4/11/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/11/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/4/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/4/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/4/2013 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
3/28/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/28/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/21/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/21/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/14/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/14/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/7/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/7/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/28/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/28/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/21/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/21/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/14/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/14/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/14/2013 1:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
2/7/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/7/2013 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/7/2013 10:00 AM Public Building Commission Chambers Closed Captioned
1/31/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/31/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/31/2013 9:30 AM PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/24/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/24/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/17/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/17/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/17/2013 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
1/14/2013 10:00 AM Special BOCC Chambers Closed Captioned
1/10/2013 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/10/2013 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
Date Time Type Location Video ADA Compliant   
12/20/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
12/13/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
12/13/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
12/6/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
12/6/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
11/29/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/29/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
11/29/2012 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
11/15/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/8/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/8/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
11/1/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/1/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/25/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/25/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/18/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/18/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/11/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/11/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/11/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
10/4/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/4/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/4/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/27/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/27/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/20/2012 10:30 AM Board of Public Health Chambers Closed Captioned
9/20/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/20/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/13/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/13/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/13/2012 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/6/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/6/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/30/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/30/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/30/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
8/23/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/23/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/16/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/16/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/9/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/9/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/2/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/2/2012 10:15 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/2/2012 10:05 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
8/2/2012 10:00 AM Public Building Commission Chambers Closed Captioned
7/26/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/26/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/26/2012 9:30 AM PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/26/2012 2:35 PM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
7/23/2012 7:00 PM Hearing Chambers Closed Captioned
7/19/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/19/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/19/2012 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/12/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/12/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/12/2012 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
7/5/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/5/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/2/2012 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/28/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/28/2012 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/28/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/28/2012 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
6/21/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/21/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/21/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/21/2012 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/14/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/14/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/14/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/7/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/7/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/7/2012 1:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/31/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/31/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/31/2012 1:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/24/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/24/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/10/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/10/2012 3:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/3/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/3/2012 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/3/2012 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
4/26/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/26/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/26/2012 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
4/26/2012 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/19/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/19/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/12/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/12/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/5/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
4/5/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
4/5/2012 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
3/29/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/29/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/29/2012 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
3/22/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/22/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/22/2012 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
3/15/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/15/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/15/2012 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
3/8/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/8/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
3/8/2012 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
3/1/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
3/1/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/23/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/23/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/16/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/16/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/9/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/9/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/9/2012 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
2/2/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
2/2/2012 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
2/2/2012 10:00 AM Public Building Commission Chambers Closed Captioned
1/26/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/26/2012 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/26/2012 10:00 AM PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/26/2012 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
1/19/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/19/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/19/2012 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
1/19/2012 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/12/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/12/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
1/5/2012 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
1/5/2012 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
Date Time Type Location Video ADA Compliant   
12/15/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
12/15/2011 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
12/8/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
12/8/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
12/8/2011 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
12/1/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
12/1/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
12/1/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
11/17/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/17/2011 2:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
11/17/2011 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
11/17/2011 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
11/10/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/10/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
11/10/2011 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
11/3/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
11/3/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/27/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/27/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/20/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/20/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/13/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/13/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/13/2011 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
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I am reminded back when schools had chalk boards and student hall monitors.  In seventh grade, Drake Junior High School somewhere in Colorado, I think it was Math Class, the student sitting behind me was only known at the time as George.  He found great pleasure in leaning forward (out of teacher’s view) and “flicking” the back of my right ear.  Never the left, always the right.  The students behind him would chuckle and become silent when the teacher turned.

Not sure how long I put up with this, but eventually I turned and spoke those immortal words “choose ya!”  That meant we were going to have a fight and George got to pick the time and place.  After class and walking down some steps the “tennis courts during lunch” was agreed.  There we were, swinging like professionals for about 5 minutes without either landing a punch.  With neither hurt and growing tired, a teacher broke us up and off to the Vice-Principal’s Office we went to await parental pick-up.

George and I were casual friends through out high school and only recently learned that we served in Vietnam at about the same time.  Today I would trust George Beard with my life.  Amazing how things work out.

In 2008 when I became politically active, I noticed that Johnson County, Kansas had been “flicking” my ears (both of them).  And in 2011 out came those same words “choose ya!”.  This fight would be in the courts of public opinion and the courts of justice.

Fighters always have a “corner person” with expertise in cuts and swelling.  Johnson County folks have been busy.  But let me add at this point that the “go to work 40 hours a week” folks have always treated me with respect and courtesy.  This is not about the “career civil servants” that do as instructed and led.

During the nearly unanimous decision in our favor, the judges ruled entirely in our favor regarding “redistricting” of the County Districts.  We contended that with four of the six Districts representing The City of Overland Park (plus the chairperson elected at-large) left The City of Overland Park with potentially 5 of 7 votes on any issue.  Toe to toe with The County Commission ruled cities don’t count (recorded in previous postings).  The ten year review of the County Home Rule Charter counted me down for the count.  Although bloodied, we stood and counter punched, an ear “flick” of our own so to speak.

On the agenda for July 18, 2013.

7.18.13 Redistricting

Redistricting criteria

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”

Ken Dunwoody                                               
GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                     One Nation
14850 W. 159th St. Olathe, Ks.
66062 (913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com

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http://www.cfact.org/2013/06/01/bonn-press-release-un-agenda-21-frustrated-by-property-rights-advocates/

June 1, 2013 by ,

Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Property rights vs. UN Agenda 21

ICLEI attendees dismayed over growing grassroots opposition

(Bonn) For years Green campaigners have been quietly waging an effective campaign to advance the more radical aspects of the UN’s Agenda 21 at the local government level, but the stealth phase of their effort appears to be over.

Delegates gathered for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) in Bonn, Germany, are expressing anxiety over the effectiveness of free market and property rights groups like CFACT and the Tea Party in calling attention to their activities. By sounding the alarm at city planning meetings, in the media, the internet and at grassroots rallies, property rights activists are successfully hampering ICLEI’s UN Agenda 21 program for local government and, as CFACT staff has learned, these challenges have them worried.

CFACT attended a reception for ICLEI hosted by the city of Bonn at the Bonn Art Museum, where ICLEI members shared with CFACT staff their frustration with conservative legislators, free market and Tea Party activists, and even Glenn Beck. Michael Schmitz, Executive Director of ICLEI USA, admitted to CFACT staff members that while the council has been able to get “roughly 450 communities” in America to join ICLEI, they are predominantly in liberal states. In more conservative states where the Tea Party is active, he confessed and lamented their inability to implement UN sustainable development programs.

ICLEI was formed in 1990 for the purpose of promoting the UN’s vision of “sustainable development” as embodied in a document called Agenda 21. It now counts more than 1200 cities in its membership, the vast majority of whom use taxpayer money to pay membership dues to participate. The ICLEI conference in Bonn was coordinated with a meeting of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, as well as the UN’s Climate Change Conference next week, also in Bonn.

ICLEI members from other countries also expressed their frustration with the growing opposition. Beth McLachlan, Senior Sustainability Officer for the City of Melbourne, Australia, and former employee at the Australian EPA, said that critics of climate change policies, headed by Tony Abbott, appear to be headed for electoral victory in her country. The political shift away from Julia Gillard’s global warming policies is why she left the Australian EPA, she confided. If the climate realists succeed on the national stage, she sees her mission as “carrying on the fight” at the local level. “This reveals the persistence and determination of ICLEI,” said CFACT Executive Director Craig Rucker, “to use unelected, local government bureaucrats to implement the most radical and unpopular aspects UN Agenda 21 policies regardless of the political winds.”

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