Extra public hearing provides additional opportunity to weigh in on 2023 budget

You have an extra opportunity to share your thoughts on the City’s budget, which funds the City of Overland Park’s priorities for the next year.

The Mayor and City Council will hold a public hearing on the 2023 Budget at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the City Council meeting.

While not legally required, this additional public hearing will give residents, visitors, business owners and others the opportunity to share their priorities with the Governing Body.

2023 Budget proposal

The interim city manager presented the proposed 2023 Budget to the City Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, June 6, 2022.

The proposed budget recommends maintaining the City’s current mill levy, which would generate additional revenue above the 2022 Budget.  

It recommends using this additional funding to address future street maintenance priorities.  

The proposed budget also provides funding for forestry operations, provides additional resources for public safety and public works operations, and dedicates resources to management of the City’s environmental sustainability initiatives.

Alternatively, the Governing Body could choose to lower the mill levy and funding for street maintenance or other City expenditures.

To learn more about the proposed budget, visit the Budget web page or watch the July 18 Committee of the Whole meeting.

Other opportunities to weigh in

The Aug. 1 public hearing is in addition to a public hearing held in April, which occurs each year, beginning the budget process and allowing residents a first opportunity to provide input into the budget development.

Between the April public hearing and the budget proposal presentation, an online form was available to provide feedback on the budget.

Another public hearing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the September 12 City Council meeting.


Meg Ralph Communications and Media Relations Manager City Manager’s Office 913-895-6160