A commission independent of City Hall, but including two council members, and a project website are two of the ideas gaining traction as city and business leaders weigh the transparency of a new $80 million jobs development fund – if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax hike this fall.
The Wichita City Council took a step closer to putting a 1-cent sales tax on the November ballot in a bid to generate nearly $400 million over the next five years.
First up are Wichita’s needs.
If Wichitans dont get a chance in November to vote on a sales tax increase probably 1 cent for five years it will be a surprise.
Wichita voters would have to be sold on a sales tax increase to help pay for a $90 million local economic development fund, political analysts say.
The price of causing trouble in Old Town may be about to escalate, courtesy of a City Hall partnership intended to crack down on late-night offenders.
If Wichita’s air quality declines, the cost to residents and businesses will be millions of dollars, city officials said Tuesday.
The City Council will shift its focus to air quality on Tuesday, when it considers a plan to keep Wichita’s warm, humid summertime air as clean as possible.
Honeysuckle shrubs suffered a setback Saturday in Chisholm Creek Park.
A preliminary plan calls for a two-mile stretch of I-235 to be closed the weekend of April 25-27 so construction can continue on two flyover bridges.
The Wichita City Council, sitting as the airport authority, voted Tuesday to change the name of Mid-Continent Airport to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
The Wichita City Council will get its first look on Tuesday at what the city’s water supply future might look like.
Some residents in west Wichita began receiving bottled water and carbon filtration systems for their homes last week after contaminated well water was found.
A statewide group has launched a petition drive to decriminalize marijuana in Wichita.
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer laughed off rumors Monday that he’s considering a run this fall for Richard Ranzau’s District 4 seat on the Sedgwick County Commission.
The Wichita City Council on April 8 will discuss a series of options for a long-term water supply, City Manager Robert Layton said Friday.
A tourism business improvement district that is expected to generate $2.5 million to $3 million annually to market Wichita events is set for a City Council vote on Tuesday.
A tourism business improvement district that would raise between $2.5 million and $3 million to tell Wichita’s story took another step forward Tuesday.
Kansas officials welcomed Wichita teenager Kiana Knolland, the Boys and Girls Club National Youth of the Year, to the Statehouse on Monday.
Three major elements of Wichita’s downtown – Old Town, the Commerce Art District and the Wichita Downtown Development Corp. – are banding together for a joint marketing effort to promote the area.