You Oughta Know

Find Wichita's improvement plans online

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The records: The city of Wichita's capital improvement plan through 2018.

Why you'd want it: To learn more about projects the city has deemed important and more about its 10-year capital budget. City staff, elected officials and residents provided input into the plan.

Where you get the records: From the city's Web site, Click on the "2009-2018 Capital Improvement Plan" link under the "City Spotlight" menu.

How much it will cost: The information is free.