Tag: Project Wichita

Project Wichita survey
Politics

Project Wichita survey

The Project Wichita survey is about to end. Will it have collected useful data? Project Wichita is "a community engagement process to identify the future we want for our home and the steps necessary to achieve it." [1. Project Wichita. Available at https://www.projectwichita.org/.] So far it has held focus groups that collected ideas for the future of Wichita, in which "an astounding 3,800+ people [2. With the population of the city of Wichita at about 388,000, (U.S. Census Bureau. 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates), nearly one percent participated.] shared their vision in 239+ focus groups," according to the project's Facebook page. The survey, which is ending on July 6, is another component of the "listen" phase of the project, with "focus" and "share" phases still to...
WichitaLiberty.TV: Project Wichita
WichitaLibertyTV

WichitaLiberty.TV: Project Wichita

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Project Wichita co-chairs join Bob Weeks to explain the goals and process of Project Wichita. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 198, broadcast June 2, 2018. Shownotes Project Wichita website Project Wichita on Facebook @ProjectWichita on Twitter For more WichitaLiberty.TV, click here.
Project Wichita, remember Visioneering Wichita
Wichita city government

Project Wichita, remember Visioneering Wichita

As Project Wichita gets ready to gather information and set goals, let's be aware that we've done this before, and not long ago. Project Wichita is a new initiative to do something about the future of Wichita. I hope it works. But we've been down this road before, and I don't know of anything created that has been of lasting value. That past effort was Visioneering Wichita. I'd supply a link to its website, but the site went stale from lack of updates. Eventually it was abandoned, although its remnants may be found at archive.org. (Visioneering Wichita does have a Facebook page, although it hasn't been updated for eight years.) Here's one of the goals that Visioneering Wichita created for the city: Income Growth: The Wichita MSA must increase its focus on those non-manufacturing job...
Project Wichita right to look ahead at city’s future
Wichita city government

Project Wichita right to look ahead at city’s future

We can understand self-serving politicians and bureaucrats. It's what they do. But a city's newspaper editorial board ought to be concerned with the truth. In February the Wichita Eagle editorialized about Project Wichita, a ramping-up effort to do something about the future of Wichita. [1. Wichita Eagle Editorial Board. Project Wichita right to look ahead at city’s future. Available at http://www.kansas.com/opinion/editorials/article198178899.html.] It's worthwhile to take a look at the op-ed, if only to learn something about the quality of Wichita Eagle editorial writing. I understand civic boosterism; the desire to paint a positive image of the future. But this rosy outlook has to be based, at least loosely, on facts. Following, a look at a few claims made in the editorial. "Our down...
Learn how you can support the Voice for Liberty. Click here.