The Douglas Design District seeks to transform from a voluntary business organization to a tax-funded branch of government.
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We should be wary of government planning in general. But when those who have been managing and planning the foundering Wichita-area economy want to step up their management of resources, we risk compounding our problems.
The City of Wichita says it values open and transparent government. But the city's record in providing information and records to citizens is poor, and there hasn't been much improvement.
The Douglas Design District proposes to transform from a voluntary business organization to a tax-funded branch of government (but doesn't say so).
The Wichita City Council will consider a budget for the city's tourism fee paid by hotel guests.
Liquor enforcement tax collections provide insight into the economic impact of hosting NCAA basketball tournament games in Wichita.
Hotel tax collections provide an indication of the economic impact of hosting a major basketball tournament.
Reminds me of the Wichita flag Wichita Eagle Opinion Line, December 5, 2017: “So Wichita wants to put its flag on license plates. I hope…
The City of Wichita says it values open and transparent government, but the city lags far behind in providing information and records to citizens.
Despite claims to the contrary, the attitude of the City of Wichita towards citizens' right to know is poor, and its attitude will likely be reaffirmed this week.
A new law in Kansas may provide opportunities for better enforcement of the Kansas Open Records Act.
As part of a plan for spending a dedicated tax revenue stream, the Wichita city council should include disclosure of spending. It would fulfill a campaign promise.
The Wichita City Council can decide to disclose how taxpayer money is spent, or let it remain being spent in secret.
Not all candidates for Wichita city offices support citizens' right to know how taxpayer money is spent.
Citizens want to trust their hometown newspaper as a reliable source of information. The Wichita Eagle has not only fallen short of this goal, it seems to have abandoned it.
Now that Uber has started service in Wichita, the city faces a decision. Will Wichita move into the future by embracing Uber, or remain stuck in the past?
Claims of a reformed economic development process if Wichita voters approve a sales tax must be evaluated in light of past practice and the sameness of the people in charge. If these leaders are truly interested in reforming Wichita's economic development machinery and processes, they could have started years ago using the generous incentives we already have.
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.
Claims of valuing and promoting government transparency by the City of Wichita are contradicted by its taxpayer-funded surrogates.