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Your Input Sought on Proposed Sales Tax, 2015 City Budget

Posted by: admin on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

“Building a Better Future” sets stage for community conversations

Wichita City Council members are hosting a series of community meetings starting this week so residents can provide input on a proposed sales tax and the City’s 2015 Proposed Budget. We encourage Chamber members and other area residents to actively participate in these discussions. Six meetings are scheduled so residents can help shape the city’s future and identify key priorities for 2015 and beyond. The open-house style meetings, part of an initiative called “Building a Better Future,” will include a presentation and feedback session on the proposed city sales tax that would fund key community priorities related to:
  • Water supply;
  • Jobs initiative;
  • Public Transit;
  • And pavement maintenance.
Attendees will hear an overview about the sales tax, visit information stations and discuss specific plans for each community priority. They can ask questions and submit ideas in writing at the meeting or online at Activate Wichita. These meetings will explain:
  • How the priorities were determined;
  • The impact on residents and the overall community;
  • And why now is the time to make decisions about basic services needed to keep the city viable and competitive.
All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:
  • June 17 – District V – (represented by Jeff Longwell) Avita Senior Living at Rolling Hills, 629 S. Maize
  • June 18 – District VI – (represented by Janet Miller) Evergreen Recreation Center, 2700 N. Woodland
  • June 23 – District I  – (represented by Lavonta Williams) Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, 2400 N. Opportunity Dr.
  • June 24 – District IV – (represented by Jeff Blubaugh) Osage Recreation Center, 2121 W. 31st St. South
  • June 26 – District II – (represented by Pete Meitzner) Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Rd.
  • June 30 – District III – (represented by James Clendenin) WATER Center, 101 E. Pawnee St.
Handouts with more information about these important topics will be distributed at the meetings.

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