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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
10/13/2011 1:35 PM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
10/6/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
10/6/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
10/6/2011 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/29/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/29/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/29/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/29/2011 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/22/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/22/2011 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/22/2011 11:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/22/2011 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
9/15/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/15/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/15/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/15/2011 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/8/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/8/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
9/8/2011 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/8/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
9/1/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
9/1/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/25/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/25/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/25/2011 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
8/18/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/18/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/11/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/11/2011 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/11/2011 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
8/11/2011 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
8/4/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
8/4/2011 10:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
8/4/2011 10:05 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
8/4/2011 10:00 AM Public Building Commission Chambers Closed Captioned
8/4/2011 10:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/28/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/28/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/28/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
7/28/2011 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
7/28/2011 9:30 AM PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/25/2011 7:30 PM Hearing Chambers Closed Captioned
7/25/2011 7:00 PM Hearing Chambers Closed Captioned
7/21/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/21/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/14/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/14/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/7/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
7/7/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
7/7/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
7/7/2011 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/30/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/30/2011 10:00 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/30/2011 10:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/30/2011 10:00 AM Special PBC Chambers Closed Captioned
6/29/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/23/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/23/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/23/2011 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/23/2011 9:30 AM Special PBC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/16/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/16/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/16/2011 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/15/2011 9:30 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/9/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/9/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/9/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
6/2/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
6/2/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
6/1/2011 1:00 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/26/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/26/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/19/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners Chambers Closed Captioned
5/19/2011 9:30 AM BOCC Agenda Review Chambers Closed Captioned
5/19/2011 10:00 AM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/19/2011 1:30 PM Committee of the Whole Chambers Closed Captioned
5/12/2011 9:30 AM Board of County Commissioners 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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The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners were scheduled to vote February 21, 2013 on substantial funding to replace a roof on a building destined “National Museum of Suburbia“.  The purchase of and funding for these repairs were approved by the previous Commission in 2011.  With one existing Commissioner consistently voting “NO” and with two newly elected Commissioners which ran through the election process opposed to this boondoggle, the anticipated vote was 4 in favor 3 opposed.

The evening of February 20, 2013 local media broadcasts non stop on area severe Winter weather conditions, road closures, warnings “stay at home” and school districts through the region announced closure.  In what should have been a victory speech for Global Warming “our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas were witnessed today by declaring County business as usual closed due to inclement weather and significant snow accumulation.”

In what should have been a high tide moment on Global Warming, we observed a “pier review” during low tide.  Chair Eilert tip-toed and danced his way to avoid a two-two vote blocking this funding.

Just 4 days later, a similar but just slightly less severe storm threatens the area.  With school districts closed and no scheduled Commission Meeting for tomorrow, this was displayed on the County site before 3:45 PM today.

2.26.13

Admittedly I have to take some responsibility for this.  Two years ago Chair Eilert eliminated written transcripts for all official Commission Meetings.  When presenting to the Commission on Global Warming I have often referred to “peer review” science.  I never believed he would wait to see who showed up as “pier review”.

All joking aside, it appears that County employees showed up for work just so tu-tu Eilert would allow them to go home following a non-vote cooling event.  These same “Need to work forty hours a week, left their kids at home and risked their lives to go to watch a ballerina folks”.  For all the graduates of “Speech Crafters” and “Toast Masters” that were taught to think of your audience as being naked……….. Think Eilert in a tu-tu.

Looking forward to February 28, 2013.

“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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For the next 3 days through February 20, 2013 this posting will be updated daily to build some suspense and speculation as to the outcome and conclusions.  For NOlathe subscribers, visit frequently as after this initial Part I of the King Louie Eddie Building culminates into our presentation to the Johnson County Board of Commissioners on February 21, 2013.

2/17/2013

On June 17, 2009 the Johnson County Board of Commissioners had this budgetary discussion Econ Center developing the 2010 County Budget.  Item #5  records the discussion and this http://lims.jocogov.org/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=510&doctype=AGENDA accesses the video regarding the Enterprise Center funding of $150,000.  Thankfully this meeting occurred before written documentation of meetings was eliminated so in this case we are able to display both the document and the video of the Commissioners’ discussion.   Briefly……

Then District Commissioner and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert questions whether this City of Lenexa located project should be funded at all and insists if funded only one year at a time.6.17.2009

Then District Commissioner and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert asks that this City of Lenexa located project request be marked for identification to be rejected if necessary.

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What about Enterprise Center annual budget?

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Video (summation 2 min) of this June 17, 2009 Committee of the Whole discussion.

Updated and continued February 18, 2013

So Mr. Wiggins, how many jobs has Enterprise Center created in the last 10 years?

10 yrs

So with an annual budget of $1,200,000

Cost per Job

Admittedly we do not know if that is a good, bad or indifferent number to create 743 jobs.  Unfortunately neither did the County Commissioners because no one asked.  Nor did they ask what kind of jobs?  What were the median annual salaries and contribution (if any) to The County?  What was the life expectancy of these jobs?  Were they still functioning 1 year, 2 years or 5 years later?  Was this ONE job created 743 times?

Now we fast forward to 2013.  Since November 17, 2011 The County Commissioners have unmercifully been beaten up by their constituents following closure of libraries for lack of funds and simultaneously purchasing a dilapidated, asbestos filled building on the verge of repossession and/or condemnation.  Justification……relocate the County Museum.

As a result of the November 2012 Elections, the two most outspoken proponents of this purchase no longer sit on The Commission.  Was this an election issue?  You betcha!

On February 14, 2013 the stars aligned and both the Enterprise Center and the King Louie Eddie Building entered the same conversation.  That day we learned just how much sculptors have in common with politicians, taking a ball of clay and creating something completely different while arguing it’s still that ball of clay.

In between chastising the two new Commissioners for questioning the logic behind the King Louie Eddie Building purchase, Artiste Eilert (now County Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor) puts on display his newest ball of clay.

Unfortunately I can not refer to and copy transcripts because that was the first administrative policy Chairman Eilert enacted.  But paraphrasing he stated that 60% to 70% of this City of Lenexa project funds provided by The County are spent on rent.  Moving it to Overland Park would pay for the building’s initial purchase in just 8 years.  Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor did not mention that the $3,650,000 transaction in February 2012 was only to make the building weather proof, but let’s go with his number.  Keep in mind that beyond Eilert’s part-time career as a politician, he also has been a part-time stock broker for a National firm and a part-time Director for a large area Bank.

37.4 yrs.

In total it’s obvious why Mr. Eilert has been unsuccessful in securing full-time employment.  Let’s get back to Enterprise Center for a few more moments.

Information on Enterprise Center is somewhat limited to http://www.ecjc.com/s/656/start.aspx .  The intended purpose is to incubate new business developement and entrepeneurism.  Notable cause but not one for government.  On a National level we witness the failure of governments picking winners and losers.  This is the currently listed Board

Ben Craig

Although we can not attest to the accuracy of this list as being current, it is the one posted.  Paying attention to the two highlights we can begin to understand why Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert now promotes moving the current City of Lenexa project to Overland Park.  Ben Craig (now retired) was also the Chairman of an Overland Park bank that Mr. Eilert worked part-time as a Director.  Mary Birch is the former Executive Director of Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, currently Legislative contact at an Overland Park law firm, a political wanna-be and the person Mr. Eilert uses most to introduce him at major events.  One might question why there are some insurance and real estate brokerage companies directing job creation but that’s for another day.

From the November 2011 through December 2012 discussions held in public view and recorded,  Enterprise Center is not mentioned once.  In 2009 District Commissioner and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert insisted the City of Lenexa located project if funded at all, would be year by year.  In 2013 Commission Chair and retired Overland Park Mayor Eilert wants to give this project a “permanent home” in Overland Park.  Can only speculate as to who contacted whom and when, this appears to be yet another and more desperate attempt to camouflage and deflect what was from the onset an unethical and possibly criminal act.

Updated and continued February 19, 2013

  1. NOlathe desires to expand beyond current Henpecked Acres facilities.
  2. By providing us with a permanent home would improve the time efficiencies of processing KORA (Kansas Open Record Act) requests.  Delivering requests by hand, just down the hall would reduce response time from 9 days down to the statutory 3 days.
  3.  County would provide FREE property insurance and utilities.
  4. Would need a key to the front door though cuz may need access at unusual hours.

How many non-government employees currently work in a County owned facility?  Have the ‘legal eagles’ scrutinized this and what are the consequences of this precedent?  Can I pick which office space desired?

During Chair Eilert’s St. Valentines Day beat down of questioning Commissioners, he stated this subject has been fully vetted and debated in full public view.  He stated the problem is not what The Commission has done but how various media has reported it.  I assume he was including The Wall Street Journal  http://nolathe.net/2012/10/10/faux-board-of-johnson-county-commissioners-kansas/.  So let’s look at what we know…….

As previously stated, two of the more vocal Commissioners supporting this boon-doggle no longer sit as Commissioners.  So listen to one of the new guys questioning the purchase and Chair Eilert’s response:

So just how could the media have got this whole thing so wrong? http://joco913.com/news/critics-question-johnson-countys-king-louie-purchase/

Final update February 20, 2013

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Suburbia Income

Suburbia Verbage

Suburbia Expense

The future of this “Cash Cow” may very well depend on “would you like mustard on that?”

Hotdog

Jack is a young lad living with his widowed mother. Their only means of income is a Cash Cow. But when this Cash Cow had been milked dry, Jack is sent to the market to sell it.  On the way to the market he meets a crazy old guy who offers to give him “magic” beans in exchange for the cow.

“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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Some months ago we visited the ‘Register of Deeds Office’ located on the first floor of the Johnson County Office Building and asked for documents associated with 8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park.  Although this cost NOlathe staff nearly 15 minutes and $4.25 copying fees here is some of what we found.

On June 27, 2003 and years before going out of business, a Mortgage was filed on the property located at 8788 Metcalf Ave aka King Louie Building.  The entire June 27, 2003 Mortgage may be viewed here.

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Page 1-  Property required to remain in tenantable condition.

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Page 3- Pay mortgage due or forfeit property if condemned.

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By now some of you may think “Ken has lost it.  Too much hospital and too many meds have done him in.  What does a 2003 mortgage have to do with the county purchasing an asbestos laden building in 2011?”  

Well, let’s look at another document we found filed with the mortgage.  December 15, 2011 Satisfaction of Mortgage

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Do you remember on November 10 and 17 of 2011 the Commissioners were told that this had to be completed before year-end or the deal was off?

Do you remember the Real Estate Purchase Contract signed on November 17, 2011?  Did you know the property had an existing mortgage that apparantly the Mitchell’s could not pay off and subject to loss?

Did you know that the referenced contract is considered a “Bankable Note” which means it could be used to borrow funds sufficient enough to pay off the mortgage on December 15, 2011 prior to year-end?

And then there is the previously posted lack of failed Public Safety inspections by The City of Overland Park.  Well actually that is the recorded and saved failed Public Safety inspections by The City of Overland Park.  Did you know The City of Overland Park has a Public Safety Committee that controls this file?  Do you know who was the Chairperson in 2011? 

WOW!!  It gets even better before this year-end.  And The Commissioners remain silent.  What a shame.

 
“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 http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
View Sarah’s Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUWuUvOZ7RY http://vimeo.com/23038312

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