The claim of 26,000 workers in downtown Wichita is based on misuse of data so blatant it can be described only as malpractice.
Posts tagged as “Wichita Downtown Development Corporation”
Before forming new tax increment financing districts, Wichita taxpayers ought to ask for progress on current districts.
There has been much investment in Downtown Wichita, both public and private. What has been the trend in business activity during this time?
The City of Wichita says it values open and transparent government, but the city lags far behind in providing information and records to citizens.
There's been much investment in downtown Wichita, we're told, but the assessed value of property isn't rising.
Was it “Trump” or “Bernie” that incited a fight, and how does the Wichita Eagle opine? Economic development in Wichita. Blight and property rights. Teachers unions. Explaining capitalism.
With all Wichita has done, it may not be enough.
There are things simple and noncontroversial that the Kansas Legislasture should do in its upcoming session, and some things that won’t be easy but are important. Also, a look at eminent domain.
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.
An incentives agreement the Wichita city council passed on first reading is missing several items that city policy requires. How the council and city staff handle the second reading of this ordinance will let us know for whose interests city hall works: citizens, or cronies.
The Wichita City Council can decide to disclose how taxpayer money is spent, or let it remain being spent in secret.
Does the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce support free markets, capitalism, and economic freedom, or something else?
The Wichita city council has been busy with economic development items, and more are upcoming.
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.
Campaign activity by the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation appears to be contrary to several opinions issued by Kansas Attorneys General regarding the use of public funds in elections.
Wichita Downtown Development Corporation campaigns for low-income households to pay more sales tax on groceries while it seeks tax breaks for downtown developers.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: We’ll talk about the proposed Wichita sales tax, including who pays it, and who gets special exemptions from paying it. Then, can we believe the promises the city makes about accountability and transparency? Finally, has the chosen solution for a future water supply proven itself as viable, and why are we asking low-income households to pay more sales tax on groceries for drought protection?
The Wichita City Council will consider a proposal from a consultant to "facilitate a community conversation for the creation of a new economic development diversification plan for the greater Wichita region." Haven't we been down this road before?