You Oughta Know

Review city's plan for budget online

Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.

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The record: The city of Wichita's 2010-11 budget update presented to the City Council last week.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about the financial health of the city, how it plans to shoulder a drop in revenue and how those plans may affect you.

Where you get the records: The presentation is on the city's Web site, www.wichita.gov. Click on the link under the "City Spotlight" category on the home page.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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