Human Relations Office Recognizes Fair Housing Month

April is recognized as Fair Housing Month, celebrated across the country and in Olathe as a way to commemorate the 1968 passage of the Fair Housing Act that prohibits discrimination in housing.

Application Workshop for 2014 Johnson County and City of Olathe Community Development Block Grant Funds

An application workshop for 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 8th, in Room 200 at the County Administration Building, 111 South Cherry Street, Olathe.

Google Fiber Coming to Olathe

 Ever since Google announced plans to bring ultra-high-speed internet services to the metro area, Olathe residents have eagerly anticipated its availability in Olathe.  The wait is over.

On Tuesday night, the City Council unanimously voted to approve an agreement with Google to deploy Google Fiber, an ultra-high-speed, fiber-to-the-home network. 

Olathe Libraries Hosting Spring Break Activities

The Olathe libraries are offering a number of Spring Break activities March 18-21.

2013 Summer Concert Schedule Announced

The Olathe FREE Summer Concert Series is back for its 14th season and this year’s line-up promises to please the purest of music fans and families alike.  Kicking-off the season on Friday, June 7 is the Sam Bush Band.

Mahaffie Spring Programs

Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 Kansas City Road, will host several spring programs in March and April. Registration is now open for Spring Home School Day, Brownie Girl Scout Day, and the Yes I Can Drive! horse driving clinic for youth ages 8 to 18.


Survey Says Olathe Still Performing at “Elite” Level

Results from the City of Olathe’s annual citizen satisfaction survey were presented to the City Council on Tuesday, March 5, and show the city continues performing at an exceptionally high level.

Sign Up for New County-wide Emergency Alerts

Olathe residents can now receive direct messages about impending emergencies in Olathe and surrounding Johnson County with the launch of NotifyJoCo, a free, mass communications system that sends alerts about incidents from evacuations to water outages, via phone, text or email.

Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week March 3-9

The Olathe Fire Department challenges you to create a family emergency plan during “Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week,” March 3-9.

2013 Budget Award - 2014 Budget Process

For the ninth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the City of Olathe the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2013 budget document.

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