There are eight major lessons for Wichita voters when they cast their ballots on or before November 5, 2019, concerning the revelations of favoritism involving the mayor, apparently a majority of the city council, and a number of Wichita businesses and businessmen concerning a proposed massive city water plant contract that is close to half a billion dollars, writes Karl Peterjohn.
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Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer
Wichita has a city code governing ethical conduct by council members, but it seems to have no teeth.
A Wichita firm plans to move its offices to what was billed as the city's premier entertainment district.
As Wichita prepares to award a large construction contract, let's hope the city acts in an ethical manner this time.
Currently there is discussion in Wichita on whether higher education is valued by residents. Following, from April 2011, a look at the educational achievement of the Wichita City Council.
A lawsuit claims that when the City of Wichita refinanced its special assessment bonds, it should have passed on the savings to the affected taxpayers, and it did not do that.
A City of Wichita town hall meeting ends in less than nine minutes, with a question pending and unanswered.
Inside jokes or a public shaming: Either way, it isn't good.
It's interesting to look at campaign finance reports. Following, a few highlights on a report from David Dennis, a candidate for Sedgwick County Commission.
Some citizen activists and Wichita city council members believe that a single $500 campaign contribution from a corporation has a corrupting influence. But stacking dozens of the same $500 contributions from executives and spouses of the same corporation? Not a problem.
The sharing economy provides for the decentralization and privatization of regulation, but the City of Wichita clings to the old ways.
A new law in Kansas may provide opportunities for better enforcement of the Kansas Open Records Act.
A Wichita newspaper op-ed is either ignorant of, or decides to forgive and excuse, bad behavior in Wichita government, particularly by then-mayoral candidate Jeff Longwell.
The Kansas Legislature appears ready to raise taxes instead of reforming spending. Wichita voters have used initiative and referendum, but voters can’t use it at the state level. A look at a new book “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.”
The City of Wichita asks for citizens to trust that it has policies in place that will be followed.
Citizens in Wichita have been busy exercising their rights of initiative and referendum at the municipal level. The Kansas Legislature should grant the same rights to citizens at the state level.
In this script from a recent episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: A look at the Wichita city council’s action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: We’ll examine the city council’s action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy.
A downtown Wichita project receives free sales taxes and a bypass of Wichita's code of conduct for city council members.
In Wichita, tax increment financing (TIF) leads to taxpayer-funded waste that benefits those with political connections at city hall.