Topeka, Kansas

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City of Topeka a Finalist in the Third Annual Smart Cities North America Awards

Vote Now For the City of Topeka   Finalists Named in IDC Government Insights’ Third Annual Smart Cities North America Awards; Public Voting Opens February 17th 28 municipalities recognized for success in leveraging emerging technology and innovation to support Smart City initiatives Framingham, MA – February 17, 2020 – IDC Government Insights named finalists this …

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City of Topeka 2021 Budget Engagement

How would you spend $96.5 million of the City of Topeka’s money? The Finance Department is inviting all citizens who are interested in learning more about the 2021 Budget to workshops that will be hosted throughout the community in the months of February, March and April. The workshop will cover the city’s budget and how …

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Point-In-Time Count of Homeless Persons

Homelessness in Kansas and across the country is on the rise. In the past year, the Topeka Rescue Mission has seen record numbers of guests in the shelter with the biggest increase being in persons with mental health challenges. Kansas schools have also seen large increases in homeless children and youth. It is important for …

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Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Ordinance

Effective today, pedestrian activity at certain intersections will be limited to simply crossing the street. The goal of the Pedestrian and Traffic Safety ordinance is to improve public safety by reducing crashes related to distracted driving caused by pedestrians. This ordinance applies to all pedestrians within the Topeka city limits at only those intersections identified …

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Stream Advisory 1/10/2020

The City of Topeka Utility Department is advising Topeka area residents to avoid contact with Butcher Creek from SE 29th St to SE 21st & Lakewood and Shunganunga Creek from 21st & Lakewood to the point of confluence with the Kansas River, as well as a tributary flowing west from 29th & Freemont to Butcher …

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Open Data

The City of Topeka works hard to keep all data open to the public. This allows you to see how money is spent, where the money comes from, and what projects the city is currently engaged in. Take some time and look through our data collections.

View the Open Data Policy (PDF) for the City of Topeka.