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Wichita to be restored to new airport name

The case of the missing “Wichita” has been solved.

Council members will try to take part in hotel-tax hearing from D.C.

On Tuesday, the public will get its chance to weigh in on a tax hike on hotel bills in front of as many as four empty Wichita City Council seats.

Wichita council changes bidding rules for public-private partnerships

City Council members gave unanimous approval Tuesday to a change in the city’s bidding regulations for public-private partnerships.

Wichita council weighing change to no-bid policy for public-private projects

Are public-private construction projects enhanced when the city and private developers share an architect and builder?

City Council discusses sales tax referendum at strategic planning session

City Council members moved closer to a sales tax referendum Tuesday as they sorted through community and council priorities for Wichita’s future during a strategic planning session at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

Wichita leaders to weigh development: city core vs. suburbs

Should Wichita shift its development focus to the core of the city? Or should the city continue providing roads and utilities to the suburbs?

Aquifer project’s role uncertain in Wichita’s long-term water plans

Wichita’s $240 million aquifer storage and recovery program – promoted to taxpayers in the early 1990s as a way to supply the city with water for 50 years – could soon be relegated to serving as a bit player in the city’s long-term water future.

Wichita considers treating sewer water for use as drinking water in future

Turning sewer water into drinking water may be the future of Wichita’s water supply, city officials said this week.

Most Sedgwick County properties’ appraised value won’t change, official says

A majority of houses and commercial properties will see no change in appraised value this year, Sedgwick County’s appraiser told county commissioners on Wednesday.

Wichita sweeping streets to recover sand for use in future storms

The city wants its sand back.

City: More equipment, crews needed to avoid repeat of Feb. 4 storm response

City Council members, fed up with social media-fueled anger about snow removal efforts last week, posed a couple of questions Tuesday in response to complaints.

Council to consider agreement with center to manage China aviation program

An economic development partnership that put Wichita at the forefront of the Chinese aviation push heads the agenda of Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

McCray-Miller formally announces candidacy for Sedgwick County Commission

Former Rep. Melody McCray-Miller wants back in her District 4 seat on the Sedgwick County Commission.

Funding decisions from Topeka threaten Sedgwick County budget, CFO says

Decisions made in Topeka remain Sedgwick County’s biggest financial threat, the county’s chief financial officer told commissioners Wednesday.

City Council delays action on new bidding policy for public-private projects

Despite strong council and public support, the Wichita City Council on Tuesday delayed action for a month on a new bidding policy for public-private projects.

Wichita City Council to consider bidding policy extension

After a year of study and two years after a major shift at City Hall, the Wichita City Council on Tuesday will consider extending its bidding policy for public-private construction contracts.

City Council starts talking about future of roads, highways

Wichita City Council members got their first look Tuesday at one of the biggest unfunded mandates looming before them: the long-term future of transportation.

In State of the City address, Mayor Brewer calls on Wichitans to help city grow

Wichita stands behind its people, Mayor Carl Brewer said Tuesday night as he renewed his call to action for long-term progress.

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer to discuss state of the city on busy night

Carl Brewer admits the state of the city probably won’t be the biggest thing on Wichitans’ minds Tuesday night.

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