The City of Wichita urges citizens to take steps to stop "vampire" power waste.
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Wichita City Council Member Lavonta Williams
A forum on water issues featured a presentation by Wichita city officials and was attended by other city officials, but the city missed a learning opportunity.
Public service announcements on Facebook and Wichita City Channel 7 urge Wichitans to take steps to stop "vampire" power waste. But before hectoring people to introduce inconvenience to their lives in order to save small amounts of electricity, the city should tackle the real monsters of its own creation.
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.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Attitudes of Wichita government leaders towards capitalism reveal a lack of understanding. Is only a government-owned hotel able to make capital improvements? Then, two examples of the disdain elected officials express towards their constituents who don't agree with them.
Wichita voters tell pollsters that they prefer alternatives to raising taxes. Then, how can you get involved in politics? A deadline is approaching soon. Finally, some examples of why we need to elect better people to office.
At a time when Wichita city hall needs to cultivate the trust of citizens, another incident illustrates the entrenched attitude of the city towards its citizens. Despite the proclamations of the mayor and manager, the city needs a change of attitude towards government transparency and citizens' right to know.
What does it say about Wichita's economic development strategy that if you fully inform citizens and visitors, it renders a tool useless?
As Wichita city officials prepare a campaign to raise the sales tax in Wichita, let's recall some council members' attitude towards citizens.
The Wichita City Council will consider a resolution in support of the status quo for city elections. Which is to say, the council will likely express its support for special interest groups whose goals are in conflict with the wellbeing of the public.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: An illustration of the need for campaign finance reform in Wichita and Kansas. A related issue is the need to change the timing of local elections in Kansas.
Is the City of Wichita concerned that its contracts contain language that seems to be violated even before the contract is signed?
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.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV, host Bob Weeks leads viewers through the first two chapters of Henry Hazlitt's book "Economics in One Lesson," using cartoons created by Amanda BillyRock. It's about looking at not only the immediate effects but at the longer effects of any act or policy; and tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups. Amanda uses the parable of the broken window to illustrate. Then, Bob wonders about an evaluation committee formed by the City of Wichita to vet downtown development partners: Did the committee overlook important information, and why didn't the city council object as its members had previously?
The evaluation matrix released for a project to be considered next week by the Wichita City Council ought to be recalculated.
That Detroit has declared bankruptcy: Does this mean anything for Wichita?
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.
The usual problems with cronyism and corporate welfare come with economic development incentives offered to Starwood, but there are specific problems, too.
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.