On several issues, including street maintenance, water supply, and economic development, Wichita government and civic leaders have let our city fall behind. Now they ask for your support for future plans to correct these mistakes in past plans.
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The City of Wichita held a workshop where the Community Investments Plan Steering Committee delivered a progress report to the city council. The document holds some facts that ought to make Wichitans think, and think hard. Then: What is the purpose of high tax rates on high income earners? Finally: Advances in producing oil and natural gas make for a more competitive and carbon-efficient economy.
It appears that the plans the city made for a future water supply were not adequate, and the spending to implement the plan has been, largely, wasted.
In a videographed meeting that is part of a comprehensive planning process, Wichitans openly question the process, repeatedly asking for an end to cronyism and secrecy at city hall.
A Wichita company headed by a high-profile executive seeks relief from taxation.
Visioneering Wichita and other planning agencies take responsibility for growing the Wichita-area economy. What is the record so far?
Despite having voted against participation, two Kansas counties are still listed as members of a regional planning consortium.
Wichita should make sure all facts are known before making decisions on transit.
Why are some in Wichita so insistent on pushing their vision of what our city should look like, and why are they willing and eager to use the coercive force of government to achieve their vision?
Tuesday's meeting of the Wichita City Council is likely to take more than a few moments, as the agenda is loaded with items
One aspect of the decision whether Wichita High School Southeast should be moved or renovated in place is this: What about the environment?
Is the goal of Wichita/Sedgwick County Community Investments Plan to create more willing taxpayers? A paper from the Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public affairs gives us a clue -- and a warning.
We've learned that the government planners will plan for you, whether or not you want it. Despite having voted against participation, two Kansas counties are still included in a regional planning consortium.
It's worse than President Obama saying "You didn't build that." Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer tells us you can't build that -- not without government guidance and intervention, anyway.
No longer is it "Sustainable Communities." Now it's "South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan." Either way, the program is still centralized government planning, with great potential to harm our economy and liberties.
The first action under a new Wichita economic development policy doesn't produce economic growth, and in fact, harms the Wichita economy.
In south-central Kansas, the meme of "it's only a plan" that can be shelved is likely to be repeated as government officials try to sell a comprehensive planning process.
We live in the biggest city in the state which brings with it many challenges; solutions to those challenges come in many forms, giving rise to the vast diversity of opinion borne out in the survey. That diversity may be trying but we should not allow the aspiration for political unity to squelch debate. Ultimately it is our ability to engage and debate these issues that unites us as a community.
Kansas Policy Institute has released the results of a public opinion poll asking Kansans for their views on some issues that are currently in the news.
A Sedgwick County Commissioner's concern for an industry is misplaced, partly due to mistaken beliefs in the relative composition of the Kansas economy.