You Oughta Know

City of Wichita's budget available on Web

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.

For a complete list of You Oughta Know columns, go to /oughta.

The record: The city of Wichita's proposed 2010-11 budget.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about how the city is faring financially and how it plans to spend its money, which could affect services you use.

Where you get the records: From the city's Web site, Click on the link at the top of the home page.

How much it will cost: The information is free.