Based on events in Wichita, the Wall Street Journal wrote "What Americans seem to want most from government these days is equal treatment. They increasingly realize that powerful government nearly always helps the powerful ..." But Wichita's elites don't seem to understand this.
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Wichita City Council Member Pete Meitzner
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Wichita's legislative agenda concerning transportation issues is unsound.
Actions of the Wichita City Council have shown that campaign finance reform is needed. Citizen groups are investigating how to accomplish this needed reform, since the council has not shown interest in reforming itself.
Now that the proposed Wichita sales tax has failed, how should Wichita pay for a future water supply?
The Wichita city council has been busy with economic development items, and more are upcoming.
Instead of calling for the expansion of Amtrak -- perhaps the worst of all federal agencies -- the City of Wichita should do taxpayers a favor and call for an end to government subsidy of Amtrak everywhere.
Not all candidates for Wichita city offices support citizens' right to know how taxpayer money is spent.
A Wichita company asks for property and sales tax exemptions on the same day Wichita voters decide whether to increase the sales tax, including the tax on groceries.
Claims by boosters of a proposed Wichita sales tax that the city will be transparent in how money is spent must be examined in light of the city's attitude towards citizens' right to know.
A former Wichita mayor wonders what happened to Wichita’s water supply. Then, meet Gidget, a Kansas blogger I think you will enjoy. Finally, how can you use your smartphone to help candidates and causes?
Wichitans ought to ask city hall to stop blatant waste before it asks for more taxes. Then, a few questions about economic development incentives. Finally, how should we pay for a new water source, and is city hall open to outside ideas?
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.
On Thursday 17 July, come hear from the City of Wichita and others on the scope of the problems, possible solutions, and the perspectives of several experts in the debate over Wichita's water future.
The City of Wichita urges citizens 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. Then proceedings of a recent Wichita City Council meeting are instructive of the factors citizens should consider if they want to interact with the council and city government at a public hearing.
Proceedings of a recent Wichita City Council meeting are instructive of the factors citizens should consider if they want to interact with the council and city government at a public hearing.
In February 2012 the City of Wichita held an election, but you wouldn't have learned of the results if your only news source was the city's website or television station.
Before Wichita city hall asks its subjects for more tax revenue, it needs to regain the trust of Wichitans.
A prominent Wichita business uses free markets to justify its request for economic development incentives. A gullible city council buys the argument.
Despite the City of Wichita's support for government transparency, citizens have to ask the legislature to add new law forcing the city and its agencies to comply with the Kansas Open Records Act.
The Wichita City Council will consider a policy designed to squelch the council's ability to issue no-bid contracts for city projects, a policy made necessary by past bad behavior.