Mayors paint bright picture of NE Johnson County progress; state legislature the only dark spot

The mayors of northeast Johnson County cities Wednesday painted a positive picture of changes and accomplishments in the last year with one notable exception: the state legislature.

Prairie Village Mayor Laura Wassmer called the state legislature the “biggest threat” to continued success. That sentiment was echoed by Fairway Mayor Jerry Wiley and Overland Park City Council President Paul Lyons. “I do see some clouds on the horizon,” Lyons said, citing the “propensity at the state to remove local control.” He added, “we see a bright future if the governor and state legislature don’t mess it up.”

(Read more: Prairie Village Post – Neighborhood news and events for Prairie Village, Fairway, Mission Hills)

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