Residents will have a chance Aug. 10 to say whether they think the Wichita City Council should approve two special sales tax districts.
One of the districts would allow the future Fairfield Inn and Suites at WaterWalk to charge a 2-cent sales tax for 22 years on its business site only. The other district would allow local developer Christian Ablah to charge a 1-cent sales tax at a proposed development at Central and Oliver for 22 years.
A 2009 state law allows districts where developers can agree to charge up to 2 cents in sales tax on transactions and use the money to help pay for construction and some on-going costs.
The public hearing Aug. 10 will be during the regular council meeting, which starts at 9 a.m.
—Brent D. Wistrom