While City Hall remains open, bid openings in the Contracts & Procurement Office will not be public until further notice.  The Contracts & Procurement conference room is small and even with wearing masks there are concerns for the safety of staff and public participants. Bid results will be posted to the Contracts & Procurement website as soon as possible on the same day of closing. You are welcome to call the office at 785-368-3749 to receive the bid results over the phone after 2 pm.

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Bryan Wheeles Named as the Topeka Police Department’s Interim Police Chief

Deputy Chief Bryan Wheeles has been named the Interim Police Chief for the City of Topeka. Deputy Chief Wheeles will take over for Chief Cochran when he retires on January 1st. Wheeles will start his duties as Interim Chief on January 2nd. “Deputy Chief Wheeles is the best candidate to be the Interim Police Chief …

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Topeka Zoo Mourns the Loss of Avus the Lion

Veterinary staff at the Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center made the difficult decision to euthanize a 16 year-old African Lion named Avus Friday morning. “Avus had been experiencing age-related issues for some time.” said Zoo Director Brendan Wiley. “Earlier this week we noticed a significant decline in his well-being. We did a comprehensive exam and …

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Independent Police Auditor Investigation Concluded in Use of Force Incident with 14 year old Juvenile

The Independent Police Auditor has concluded his investigation into the use of force incident regarding the 14 year old juvenile and the Topeka Police Department. After a thorough review of officer statements, witness statements, and body worn camera videos the IPA concludes that the force utilized by the Officer was within the policy parameters outlined …

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LeTiffany Obozele Hired as Chief of Prosecution

The City of Topeka has hired LeTiffany Obozele as the Chief of Prosecution. Obozele has eight years of experience practicing law in the State of Kansas as a public-service minded attorney, serving both as a prosecutor and civil litigator. Most recently Obozele worked as an Assistant District Attorney for the Douglas County District Attorney Charles …

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City of Topeka Announces Launch of Free Financial Navigator Service to Help Residents Tackle COVID-19 Financial Challenges

In partnership with national nonprofit organization the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), the City of Topeka announced today the launch of a free Financial Navigators program to help residents navigate critical financial issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial Navigators will be available remotely starting September 21st to provide guidance over the phone …

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