Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help residents keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Agendas for Wichita City Council and Sedgwick County Commission meetings.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about what city and county leaders are doing and how their decisions may affect you. Meetings are open to the public.
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Where you get the records: The council's agenda is on the city's Web site, www.wichita.gov. Select the "City Council" page, scroll down and then click on either workshop or council agendas. The commission's agenda is on the county's Web site, www.sedgwickcounty.org /commissioners. Click on the "Commission Meetings" link under "Online Services." Council meetings are at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at City Hall. Commission meetings are at 9 a.m. Wednesdays at the courthouse.
How much it will cost: The information is free.