Overland Park working out system for residents to more easily track city councilmebers’ votes

Based on the suggestion from new Councilmember Melissa Cheatham, a city council committee recently sent instructions to city staff to work out the details of a system for posting councilmembers' votes just a day or two after meetings. Currently, individual councilmembers' votes are included in meetings' officials minutes, which typically don't get approved until a week or two later.

People who want to know sooner rather than later how individual councilmembers voted in Overland Park may get some help this year.

A city council committee recently sent instructions for staff to work out the nuts and bolts of including voting records on the city’s website within a day or two of a meeting, rather than later in the approved minutes.