ADA Advisory Council Special Meeting @ Zoom only Call David at 785 368-1642 for access
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm


Approve the 2020-2021 ADA Advisory Council Report and Presentation to the Governing Body scheduled for

April 19

Policy & Finance Committee: Public Input Session – ARPA Funding @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

For Immediate Release

Contact for further information: Gretchen Spiker, Director of Communications,

March 3, 2022

Topeka City Council seeks input on determining social services eligibility for ARPA funding

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Topeka City Council’s Policy and Finance Committee will host a public input session on Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the City’s Holliday Building located at 620 SE Madison St.

The purpose of the session is to solicit feedback from the community regarding what criteria and qualifications should be met, in order to be eligible to apply for the $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding the Council voted to allocate for social services.

“This will be a deliberative process with decisions made based on input we receive from Topekans,” said Topeka’s Deputy Mayor Spencer Duncan, and the Chair of the Policy and Finance Committee. “This is just one step in a layered process, and we look forward to hearing directly from citizens regarding their expectations of us during this process.”

The Policy and Finance Committee is currently working with City staff on the application and process for social services.

To sign up for public comment, visit The deadline to sign up for public comment is 5:00 p.m. the date of the meeting. Public comment can be made in person or by Zoom. Public comment is limited to four minutes per person. Time extensions will not be granted.

On February 12, the Council voted to approve setting aside $35,676,831 to be allocated for Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), and $10 million to be allocated for social services. The City received $45,676,831 in ARPA funds.

Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO) – Policy Board Meetings @ Holliday Building 1st Floor Conference Room
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm
Police & Community Special Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In-person and virtual attendance options are available. Please contact the Council Office by 12:00pm on 3/24 to request virtual link.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve minutes from February 24, 2022 meeting
  3. Mosaic Partnership and TPD
  4. Presentation: Defund the Police
  5. Discussion Regarding Public Input Sessions
  6. Other Items
  7. Adjourn
Governing Body Special Meeting CIP Work Session @ City Council Chambers
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This will be a Hybrid meeting for Staff and Governing Body members.

Members of the public may attend in-person or view the special meeting work session online at  or at  as there will be no public comment for this meeting


Topeka Human Relations Commission Meeting @ 1st Floor Conference Room - City Hall
Apr 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Social Service Grants Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This meeting will offer in-person or virtual attendance options. Please contact the Council office by 12:00pm 4/5 to request the virtual link.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Elect 2022 Chair
  3. Review Timeline
  4. Training for SSG Committee on Grant Process
  5. Other Items
  6. Adjourn
Governing Body Meeting – conducted In-Person and Virtual via Zoom @ City Council Chambers
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm

Click here to view the Governing Body Meeting Agenda online.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic 2022 Governing Body Meetings will be conducted in-person and virtually via the Zoom meeting application until further notice.  Zoom meeting application details will be distributed by the City Clerk’s office on the day of each meeting. Meeting will be held on the first, three (3) Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m.

If you would like to view the meeting you may at    or at

Trade Boards of Appeals – Mechanical @ 1st Floor Holliday Conference Room
Apr 6 @ 5:00 pm

If there are no cases to consider, the meetings are cancelled.

Egg Hunt at the Capitol @ Kansas State Capitol
Apr 9 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm