When the Wichita city council delegates spending to outside agencies such as Visit Wichita, it should insist on the same transparency requirements the city itself faces.
Posts tagged as “Government spending”
While government spending rises, private domestic investment declines.
Data from the annual report for the 2018-2019 school year for USD 259, the Wichita, Kansas public school district.
Wichitans carry a "Taxpayer Burden" of $1,200 per taxpayer, which is not as bad as many cities.
Federal revenues for 2019 were up, but spending increased by a larger amount, resulting in a higher deficit.
Looking at the number of government employees in proportion to population, Kansas has many compared to other states, and especially so in education.
In 2014 the City of Wichita advised spending millions on a water project, but it wasn't for the main water treatment plant replacement, and it wasn't financed with debt.
Wichita spending data presented as a summary, and as a list.
In 2014 Wichita voters rejected a sales tax which would have provided $250 million to spend on a water project. What were the city's concerns?
Transit in Wichita isn't working very well, and it is expensive.
An interactive visualization of data over time from the National Transit Database. Now with data through 2017.
Data from the annual report for USD 259, the Wichita, Kansas, public school district.
The City of Wichita plans subsidized development of a sports facility as an economic driver. Originally published in July 2017.
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.
Data regarding State of Kansas agency spending presented in an interactive visualization.
Data regarding State of Kansas agency spending presented in an interactive visualization. The source of this data is KanView, the Kansas transparency portal, through its…
Data regarding State of Kansas payments to vendors. The source of this data is KanView, the Kansas transparency portal, through its download center. Data from…