The redesign of Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is not a done deal, at least not legally.
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The City of Wichita plans subsidized development of a sports facility as an economic driver.
The Wichita City Council may set August 15, 2017 as the date for a public hearing on the future of Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.
Does the City of Wichita enforce its public-private partnership agreements? In some cases the city doesn't even ask for the information that is needed for enforcement.
Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau joins Bob Weeks and Karl Peterjohn to discuss current issues in Sedgwick County government.
Are the City of Wichita's projections regarding subsidized development as an economic driver believable?
Before forming new tax increment financing districts, Wichita taxpayers ought to ask for progress on current districts.
Kansas governments are trying -- again -- to expand their powers to take property to the detriment of one of the fundamental rights of citizens: private property rights.
Action the Wichita City Council will consider next week makes one wonder: If downtown Wichita is so great, why does the city have to give away so much?
Explaining common economic development programs in Kansas.
A real estate development in College Hill was not successful. What does this mean for city taxpayers?
Sedgwick County has released its annual report on the performance and status of economic development incentives for 2015.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: How does Tax Increment Financing (TIF) work in Kansas? Is is a good thing, or not?
When Kansas cities grant economic development incentives, they may also unilaterally take action that affects overlapping jurisdictions such as counties, school districts, and the state itself. The legislature should end this.
Wichita city leaders are proud to announce the end of cash incentives, but they were only a small portion of the total cost of incentives.
Once embraced by Wichita officials as heroes, real estate listings for two floors of a downtown Wichita office building illustrate the carnage left behind by two developers
In this script from a recent episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: A look at the Wichita city council’s action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: We’ll examine the city council’s action regarding a downtown Wichita development project and how it is harmful to Wichita taxpayers and the economy.
A downtown Wichita project receives free sales taxes and a bypass of Wichita's code of conduct for city council members.