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Emergency Communications Officer (Job ID: 18-020) new

Deadline to Apply: 20 Jul 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m. - Health Leadership Coalition Presentation. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendence. No County business will be conducted.

4:00 p.m.

-Proclamation for “National Preservation Month” (Jan Shupert-Arick)

(1) (a)  Consider approval of Commission Orders;
(b) Consider approving Douglas County’s participating in the Outreach, Prevention and Early Intervention Services Program with a funding match of $225,000 (Dan Partridge); and
(c) Authorize staff to close Fund 231, Economic Development (Marni Penrod).

Douglas County Counselor states that petition may not be able to force an election

LAWRENCE, KS (April 20, 2018) –After issuing the April 16 advisory opinion to Justice Matters on the legality of the petition, the County Counselor was subsequently asked to consider whether the petition can lawfully seek a referendum election to increase the County property tax levy.

Douglas County Counselor outlines several issues with submitted petition as currently written

LAWRENCE, KS (April 16, 2018) – Justice Matters authored a petition that would seek to place a question on the November 6, 2018 general election ballot. They presented this petition to the Douglas County Counselor for legal review as provided by Kansas statutes.

Countywide Mailer
Legal findings response to Lawrence Journal World (LJW) 04-18-2018
Sample Ballot for May 15, 2018
Voter Information for Douglas County Mail Ballot

Douglas County Plans Information Sessions for Residents on Mental Health, Jail

Lawrence, KS, March 20, 2018 — Douglas County has announced a series of four information sessions open to the public to learn more about the ballot initiative to expand mental health services and improve the jail.

County Commissioners, jail staff, health partners and other experts will present the facts about the proposed half-cent sales tax and field questions from the audience.

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