Despite holding a four to one majority, Sedgwick County Commission Republicans elect a Democrat to be Chairman. Continue reading Sedgwick County commissioners vote Democratic
Today: This week at Wichita City Council; last meeting for two commissioners; legislators to hear from citizens; state GOP chief to speak in Wichita; repeal of sales tax; net neutrality advances; Wichita noticed in Boston. Continue reading Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday January 3, 2011
The financial issue concerns the way that EMS employees are paid and its impact on the county’s budget. Commission chair Karl Peterjohn and Commissioner Kelly Parks asked questions of the county’s auditor. But the issue has grown to become political. Continue reading Sedgwick County Commissioner disputes Wichita Eagle headline on audit
At today’s meeting of the Sedgwick County Commission, commissioners revised the county’s 2010 legislative platform, adding important and groundbreaking taxpayer protection to the platform. The split vote lets voters know without a doubt where commissioners stand on taxpayer protection issues. Continue reading Peterjohn presses taxpayer protection platform through Sedgwick County Commission
Commissioner Gwen Welshimer used this opportunity to read into the record part of a press release she issued yesterday. The entire press release is at the end of this article. Continue reading Wichita Eagle reporting, headlining discussed by commissioners
Today’s by Rhonda Holman is a two-fer. Two issues for the price of one column, and two issues she’s wrong on.
She criticizes Commissioner Karl Peterjohn and Board Chairman Kelly Parks for the opposition of a solid waste management fee that would add a relatively small amount to property tax bills. Continue reading Sedgwick County solid waste fee criticized
At yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners, questions about a proposed industrial park development reveal that there’s still a long way to go before all issues are uncovered, much less understood.
At the meeting, Chris Chronis, Chief Financial Officer for Sedgwick County, presented information and responded to questions. While Mr. Chronis was thorough in some areas, even some basic information and understanding is missing. Continue reading Lack of information clouds Sedgwick County industrial park plans
In a move that suggests that there may be some change in the way things are done in the Sedgwick County Courthouse, Kelly Parks was selected as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for the next year. No other name was placed in nomination. Then, Gwen Welshimer was selected as chairmen pro tem, again with no other name placed in nomination. Why is this a change? As the Wichita Eagle’s Deb Gruver wrote in todays news story Parks may chair commission: “For years, it’s been the Sedgwick County Commission’s tradition to ‘promote’ the board’s vice chairman to chairman.” Continue reading Parks’ Selection as Sedgwick County Commission Chair Breaks Tradition
At yesterday’s meeting of the Sedgwick County Commission, Commissioners Tom Winters, Tim Norton, and Dave Unruh failed to take an opportunity to stand up for good government. Continue reading Sedgwick County Commission fails citizens