Wichita should consider discarding the water plant contract in order to salvage its reputation and respect for process.
Posts tagged as “Government ethics”
Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell says there is no corruption involving him, but this is only because of loose and sloppy Kansas and Wichita laws.
Wichita has a city code governing ethical conduct by council members, but it seems to have no teeth.
When pursuing a large Wichita city contract, did the winning company lobby all council members, or primarily Mayor Jeff Longwell?
Sedgwick County needs to make sure past issues are known and settled before proceeding with hiring a new county manager, writes former commissioner Richard Ranzau.
As Wichita prepares to award a large construction contract, let's hope the city acts in an ethical manner this time.
General Michael Scholes epitomizes “duty, honor, country.” I repeatedly saw this demonstrated in the past, as well as more recently as he continues to demonstrate his personal integrity, writes Karl Peterjohn.
The Sedgwick County Commission scandals are an outrage for me. I must speak out against the appalling revelations that provide explicit evidence of illegal misconduct in our county government, writes Karl Peterjohn.
Kansas taxpayers should know their tax dollars are helping staff campaigns for political office.
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.
A downtown Wichita project receives free sales taxes and a bypass of Wichita's code of conduct for city council members.
The Wichita city council should repeal a law that the council doesn't follow.
Wichita has laws that seem clear. But the city attorney said they don't mean what they seem to say. Will our next mayor stand up for ethics?
Supporters of a proposed sales tax in Wichita promise there will be no conflicts of interest when making spending decisions. That would be a welcome departure from present city practice.
Does Wichita have a problem with cronyism? The mayor, city council, and bureaucrats say no, but you can decide for yourself. Then, from LearnLiberty.org, the harm of cronyism at the national level.
Does Wichita have a problem with cronyism? The mayor, city council, and bureaucrats say no, but you can decide for yourself.
Will the next Wichita city attorney advise council members to refrain from making decisions worth millions to their friends and significant campaign contributors?
The Wichita City Council will consider a policy designed to squelch the council's ability to issue no-bid contracts for city projects, a policy made necessary by past bad behavior.
A Wichita city statute seems to be clear in its meaning, but the city decides not to apply it.
The Wichita City Council held a workshop on the topic of government ethics.