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Wichita City Council Member James Clendenin

Is there a problem in Wichita?

Does Wichita have a problem with cronyism? The mayor, city council, and bureaucrats say no, but you can decide for yourself.

WichitaLiberty.TV: For whose benefit are elections, school employment, wind power, unions, unemployment

The controversy over the timing of city and school board elections provides an insight into government. Then: Can a candidate for governor’s claims about Kansas school employment be believed? Wind power is expensive electricity, very expensive. A Wichita auto dealer pushes back against union protests. Finally, what is the real rate of unemployment in America?

Wichita can advocate for government transparency, or not

Government should be responsive to citizens when they make legitimate requests for records. Wichita should not hide behind non-profit entities and tortured interpretations of the law in order to keep records secret.

Wichita city council advances economic development

Yesterday's action taken by the Wichita City Council regarding economic development incentives granted to Cessna Aircraft Company through the Industrial Revenue Bond program may be confusing to some people.

Wichita contracts, their meaning (or not)

Is the City of Wichita concerned that its contracts contain language that seems to be violated even before the contract is signed?

Wichita does it again

Action by the Wichita City Council today provides opportunity for two city council members and the city manager to exercise leadership, protecting citizens instead of cronies.

WichitaLiberty.TV July 14, 2013

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV, host Bob Weeks explains the attitude of the Wichita City Council regarding ethical behavior and reports on incidents that illustrate the need for campaign finance reform and pay-to-play laws in Wichita and Kansas. Also, Bob notices a document produced this year titled "Wichita Area Future Water Supply: A Model Program for Other Municipalities" and wonders why the city boasts of expensive water projects and long-term planning at the same time it's forcing an austerity campaign on its citizens. Episode 4, aired July 14, 2013.

Starwood calls on Wichita

The usual problems with cronyism and corporate welfare come with economic development incentives offered to Starwood, but there are specific problems, too.

Ambassador Hotel Industrial Revenue Bonds

The City of Wichita should not approve a measure that is not needed, that does not conform to the city's policy (based on relevant information not disclosed to citizens), and which is steeped in cronyism.

Wichitans have choices; perhaps not information

The Wichita Eagle publishes a voter guidebefore each election. While this is a useful civic service, readers of the newspaper might wonder what is the point of allowing candidates to make statements and claims without being held accountable.

Wichita economic development and the election

As Wichitans decide their preference for city council members, voters should take a look at the numbers and decide whether they're satisfied with our city's performance in economic development.

Carl Brewer: The state of Wichita, 2013

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, in his State of the City address for 2013, calls for increased support of the city's economic development efforts.

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