A survey requesting the public’s input on the air quality in Wichita was launched this week by the city, just ahead of Friday’s first ozone alert of the year.
The survey, at www.activate-wichita.com, asks residents for thoughts on reducing air pollution. The survey was put on the website earlier this week and will remain up until July 3.
Wichita has been on the edge of noncompliance with federal air quality standards for years.
The survey is part of city officials’ effort to seek residences’ opinion on policy issues, creating a virtual town hall on the Internet. Activate Wichita was launched by the Wichita Public Library for that purpose in April and has already conducted surveys on water and the drought.
Activate Wichita is funded through grants from the Wichita Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.