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Get spooky with these upcoming events in OP

Spooky season is here in Overland Park. Whether you’re looking forward to candy, costumes or community events, there’s plenty in store. Here are a few upcoming fall and Halloween events run by the City or its partners: Pumpkin HollowHop aboard a horse-drawn hayride to Pumpkin Hollow, climb a hay pyramid, slide down the giant hay […]

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Overland Park celebrates Jason Sudeikis Day

Today is the first-ever Jason Sudeikis Day in Overland Park. Mayor Carl Gerlach will issue a proclamation at tonight’s City Council meeting to recognize the achievements of the well-known celebrity, actor, comedian and Overland Park native. Sudeikis attended Shawnee Mission West High School and, while having made a name for himself performing on Saturday Night […]

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Community survey results show high levels of satisfaction with OP

The results of the latest citywide survey, out this week, show Overland Park residents are overwhelmingly satisfied with the City’s services, amenities, programs and image. Ninety-two percent of Overland Park respondents were “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the City’s overall quality of life. Ninety-seven percent said Overland Park was an excellent or good place to […]

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City Council repeals pit bull ban

After studying the breed-specific language in the City’s dangerous animal ordinance this summer, the City Council voted last night to repeal Overland Park’s pit bull ban. In the Spring, the City Council Public Safety Committee began exploring options to update the ordinance after a group of advocates approached the committee, asking it to eliminate the […]

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City Council approves 2022 budget

The City Council approved the 2022 Budget for the City of Overland Park Monday night, adding mental health resources to the Police Department and paving the way to open Fire Station 48. Mill levy increase The City of Overland Park, like many organizations, is recovering from the pandemic. Sales taxes and some other revenue sources […]

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Overland Park named a Money mag best place to live

Money magazine is on to something many in Overland Park have known for a while: Overland Park is one of the best places to live in the county. The magazine’s Best Places to Live 2021 rankings are out this week, and Overland Park is No. 7 on the nationwide list. Money magazine highlights where job […]

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City Manager recognized for regional leadership

The Overland Park City Council celebrated City Manager Bill Ebel‘s contributions to the Kansas City region during last night’s City Council meeting. The Mid-America Regional Council presented Ebel with its Regional Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions to the region. Ebel, along with Lee’s Summit, Mo. City Manager Steve […]

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City Council approves step toward express toll lanes on U.S. 69

The Overland Park City Council approved a resolution Monday night with the Kansas Department of Transportation on reconstruction of U.S. 69 highway and a new financing mechanism. The resolution approved at Monday’s meeting allows for the City and KDOT together to propose to the state, construction and implementation of express toll lanes on the highway, […]

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Proposed 2022 Budget to focus on mental health, public safety expansion, enhancements

Tonight, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and the City Council received the first presentation of the recommended , which focuses on expanding Overland Park’s mental health resources and staffing the City’s Police and Fire departments. The $327 million recommended annual budget includes a 6.5% increase in operating expenses over 2021’s adopted operating budget.  The City’s […]

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City Council approves Mental Health Task Force recommendations

The Overland Park City Council unanimously approved recommendations that will assist the community in addressing future mental health needs. Mental Health Task Force Chair and Council Member Chris Newlin presented the task force’s recommendations to the City Council this month, after working with the committee for more than a year to learn about existing resources […]

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