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Does city need to hire another consultant?

Frankly, it is a bit puzzling that Wichita's airport officials want to borrow $50,000 to pay for an out-of-state roof inspector when the city has an Office of Central Inspection and an engineering division. Reportedly, airport officials think that an outside inspector will bolster negotiations with the city's insurer over storm-damage claims. Maybe so. But at their meeting today, Wichita City Council members need to question whether borrowing and spending $50,000 really is justified.