Calendar

Jan
28
Fri
Police & Community Special Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

In person and virtual attendance options available. Masks and social distancing will be required for in person attendees. Please contact the Council office by 12:00pm 1/28 to request the zoom link.

Agenda:

  • Call to Order
  • Approve minutes from December 17, 2021 meeting
  • Presentation: Civil Service Board
  • Presentation: Citizen Review Board
  • Other Items
  • Adjourn
Feb
24
Thu
Police & Community Special Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Feb 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

In-person and virtual attendance options available. There will be no public comment at this meeting. Please contact the Council Office by 12:00pm on 2/24 to request Zoom link.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve minutes from January 28, 2022 meeting
  3. Presentation: SAVE Program, District Attorney
  4. Discussion Regarding Public Input Sessions
  5. Other Items
  6. Adjourn
Mar
1
Tue
Policy & Finance Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Mar 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

In-person and virtual attendance options available. Please contact the Council Office by 5:00pm by 2/28 to request Zoom link.

 

Mar
23
Wed
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, gspiker@topeka.org

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 https://www.topeka.org/cityclerk/sign-up-to-speak-at-a-governing-body-meeting/. 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.

Mar
24
Thu
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.

Agenda:

  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
Apr
5
Tue
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.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Elect 2022 Chair
  3. Review Timeline
  4. Training for SSG Committee on Grant Process
  5. Other Items
  6. Adjourn
May
20
Fri
Policy & Finance Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This meeting will offer in-person and virtual attendance options. Please contact the Council Office by 5:00pm on 5/19 to request the Zoom link.

Agenda:                                  

  1. Call to order
  2. Approval of March 1, 2022 minutes
  3. ARPA Application Review; possible recommendation
  4. Other Items
  5. Adjourn
CANCELLED –Police & Community Special Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this meeting has been cancelled. Details regrading the rescheduled meeting will be posted once confirmed.

Meeting agenda will be posted to the webpage within 48 hours of meeting.

In-person and virtual attendance options are available. Please contact the Council office by 12:00pm 5/20 to request Zoom link. The meeting will also be livestreamed.

Jun
3
Fri
Police & Community Special Committee Meeting @ Cyrus K. Holliday Building, 1st Floor Conference Room
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Meeting will offer in-person or virtual attendance options. Please contact the City Council Office by 12:00pm 6/3 to request virtual link.

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve minutes from March 24, 2022 meeting
  3. Discussion: Q&A for Recommendations
  4. Discussion: Set Date(s) for Public Input Session(s)
  5. Other Items
  6. Adjourn
Jun
29
Wed
Police & Community Special Committee Meeting @ Executive Conference Room; 3rd Floor City Hall
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approve minutes from June 17, 2022 meeting
  3. Review & Approve; Committee Finalization of Draft Recommendations
  4. Adjourn