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Report: Refinancings have helped reduce city of Wichita’s debt

The city of Wichita has reduced its debt by roughly 16 percent since 2010.

Ranzau will seek second term on Sedgwick County Commission

Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau, whose district covers the north-central part of Sedgwick County including Park City and Valley Center, announced Friday that he will seek a second four-year term.

Wichita's city crews are on pothole patrol

Wichita’s streets chief, Joe Pajor, has the city’s ultimate trivia question: How many potholes did city crews fill over the winters of 2012 and 2013?

Sedgwick County commissioners choose Dave Unruh as new chairman

Sedgwick County Commissioner Dave Unruh will lead the board this year.

Wichita City Council approves taxes to benefit tourism

Wichita tourism got a boost Tuesday from two City Council votes.

City Council approves $9 million for sewer system work

Wichita City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday for almost $9 million in work on the city’s sewer system, the first step after the state fined the city $700,000 last year for a sewage release last year that killed 850 fish because of equipment failure and employee error.

Horse owner with revoked permit appealing to City Council

A Wichita woman whose city animal maintenance permit has been revoked will appeal that decision Tuesday to the Wichita City Council.

Peterjohn: Countywide sales tax could reduce burden for property owners

Replacing Sedgwick County’s portion of property taxes with a sales tax would help market the area, a county commissioner said Wednesday.

City Council approves 5-year agreement with Greater Wichita Economic Development Council

The Wichita City Council signed on for another five years with the Greater Wichita Economic Development Council on Tuesday, praising the group’s job creation and retention efforts.

Wichita bus plan would replace diesel fuel with natural gas

Wichita’s bus system could be powered by natural gas instead of diesel fuel next year, if the City Council agrees.

Mayor: Chinese investors interested in Wichita

Chinese investors stand ready to plow money into Wichita, Mayor Carl Brewer told The Eagle on Wednesday: investing in commercial real estate, aviation businesses and – much to the mayor’s surprise – city projects like the Century II renovation or rebuild, water and sewer improvements, libraries and a new water source.

Mayor apologizes to city staff over comments

Mayor Carl Brewer opened Tuesday’s City Council meeting by extending an olive branch to city staffers over his comments in a Dec. 8 Eagle article about four high-profile missteps this year by Wichita employees.

Sedgwick County to issue $18 million in industrial revenue bonds on behalf of Beechcraft

Sedgwick County will issue $18 million in industrial revenue bonds on behalf of Beechcraft for an addition to its plant.

Wichita to spend $16 million to catch up street, utility maintenance

Wichita will invest about $16 million next year to continue catching up on deferred street and utility maintenance.

Sedgwick County to give GWEDC $300,000 a year

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition will get $300,000 a year from Sedgwick County under a five-year agreement that county commissioners approved Wednesday.

Wichita City Council OKs additional $90,000 for interchange project

The Wichita City Council approved without comment Tuesday an extra $90,000 for utility work on the K-96 interchange at Greenwich, the final step in getting visitors to retail and sports attractions there.

City Council to consider adding $90,000 to K-96 interchange project

Wichita City Council members are expected to again tweak the financing package for $9.5 million in improvements at the K-96 and Greenwich interchange, which developers say is critical to getting customers to sports and retail developments there.

Wichita City Council to look at exemptions to concealed-carry law

City Hall staff is proposing to exempt 34 city buildings from a state law allowing concealed carry in municipal buildings and facilities.

Wichita mayor hopes 2014 brings fewer missteps by city staff

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer hopes city staff has a better 2014.

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