We should be wary of government planning in general. But when those who have been managing and planning the foundering Wichita-area economy want to step up their management of resources, we risk compounding our problems.
Posts tagged as “Downtown Wichita revitalization”
Articles about the redevelopment of downtown Wichita and its impact on the economic freedom of Wichitans.
The City of Wichita plans subsidized development of a sports facility as an economic driver. Originally published in July 2017.
The City of Wichita says it has safeguards built in to the proposed baseball park land development deal.
John Todd tells us why the city is not acting in the best interest of citizens regarding the land development deal near the new Wichita ballpark.
The City of Wichita tells us it has thoroughly vetted the majority owner of the new Wichita baseball team.
Part of the agreement with the new Wichita baseball team is, apparently, unknown.
In a presentation, Wichita economic development officials ignore the cost of borrowing money.
A bond disclosure document anticipated a development agreement for land surrounding the new Wichita ballpark.
There was no successful Wichita city sales tax election. City documents were mistaken, which raises more issues.
The city of Wichita has included anti-poaching clauses in development agreements to protect non-subsidized landlords, but the agreements are without teeth.
A surprise deal that has been withheld from citizens will be considered by the Wichita City Council this week.
The Wichita Eagle editorial board notices problems with a survey gathering feedback on Century II.
The cost of fixing an oversight in the design of Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is rising, and again we're not to talk about it, even though there are troubling aspects.
An incentive program in Wichita should cause us to question why investment in Wichita is not feasible without subsidy.
The cost of the Naftzger Park makeover is rising, will be paid for with borrowed funds, and possibly handled without public discussion.
The Wichita City Council will consider approval of a redevelopment plan in a tax increment financing (TIF) district.
It may be very expensive for the City of Wichita to terminate its agreement with the Wichita Wingnuts baseball club, and there are questions.
The end of a Sedgwick County Commission election, the *Wichita Eagle* editorializes on school spending and more taxes, and Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell seems misinformed on the Wichita economy.
A Wichita Eagle editorial argues for higher property taxes to help the city grow.