City Council to discuss Community Improvement District policy

WICHITA — City Council members this morning plan to discuss changes to their community improvement district policy, which lets developers charge an extra 2 cent sales tax.

The discussion is informal, but could lead to changes in how the city analyzes whether a developer should be allowed to charge the extra tax.

Council members will also hear an update on the final draft of the downtown revitalization master plan.

The council's consent agenda includes a $2 million contract for a project to prevent zebra mussels from clogging water intake pumps at Cheney Reservoir.

The copper ionization project uses an electronic charge to release copper ions into the water, which prevent the zebra mussels from eating, breeding or settling in the area.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the board room on the first floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main.