|Proposed Budget Released Today|
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton released the 2015-16 Proposed Budget during today’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to visit www.wichita.gov
to review the proposed budget. In keeping with City Council policies, the 2015 Proposed Budget:
• Maintains a stable mill levy rate, for the 21st consecutive year;
• Includes reserves of more than $25 million, in accordance with policy;
• And continues emphasis on strategic priorities, including public safety.
During the past four years, the General Fund budget has grew very little and more than 150 City positions were eliminated. At the direction of City Council, the City focused on strategic priorities (including public safety) and reduced costs. Based off past efforts, the 2015 Proposed Budget is balanced, does not include significant programmatic reductions, and will serve as a foundation for the future.
Community engagement again played a key role in the development of the budget. Neighborhood meetings in conjunction with the District Advisory Boards were held in each Council District. Discussions with other community groups as well as City employees were held. Two social media events on Facebook and Twitter generated more than 1,000 comments.
Residents are invited to participate in public hearings scheduled for August 5 and August 12. The City Council will take final action to adopt the budget on August 12.
The City's 2015-2016 Proposed Budget is available for review:
2015-2016 Proposed Budget - Vol 1
2015-2016 Proposed Budget - Vol 2
7/15/2014 11:18 AM|
7/15/2013 12:03 PM|
The 2013 Key Performance Measures Report is now available. The report shows what progress is being achieved toward the City Council's objectives, and is designed to let Citizens and Stakehoders of Wichita know what is being received from their City government. The feedback helps City staff evaluate itself with regard to expectations, peer communities, and past performance.
The full 2012 Performance Measures Report is also available.
5/17/2013 2:13 PM|
The City of Wichita uses Purple Wave Auction, Inc. online auction service to divest of surplus City property. The Internet provides broader access to City of Wichita citizens and visitors with auction information and opportunity.
The last City auction was held on June 18.
Please continue to check this site for auction updates.
2/28/2013 5:07 PM|
|City Receives Top Financial Reporting Awards|
The City's Finance Department was recognized for excellence in four areas of financial planning, management and reporting. The department received from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA):
- the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2012 City of Wichita Comprehensive Financial Report (40th consecutive year -- longest of any local government in Kansas);
- the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2012 Wichita Retirement Systems Comprehensive Financial Report (14th consecutive year);
- the Award of Outstanding Achievement for the 2012 Popular Annual Financial Report (4th consecutive year); and
- the Distinguished Budget Award (26th consecutive year)
There are 18,443 U.S. municipalities, only 1,913 receive the Excellence Award for the CAFR, only 171 putlic pension systems receive the award, and only 844 receive the Distinquished Budget Award.
For more information, see the following:
6/17/2014 9:42 AM|
2/28/2013 4:35 PM|
|2014-2015 Adopted Budget|
The 2014-2015 Budget was adopted by the City Council on August 13, 2013. The final Adopted Budget has been produced and is now available for review on-line.
7/12/2013 2:52 PM|
|City Purchasing Office Wins National Award|
The City of Wichita's Purchasing Division has won the National Purchasing Institute's annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award for 2013.
The award is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the procurement process, including activities involving the selection of suppliers and the purchase of goods and services. The City of Wichita was only one of three government agencies in Kansas and only one of 58 cities in the United States to receive the 2013 award.
9/17/2013 2:24 PM|
|Funds Available For Investment|
In accordance with K.S.A. 12-1675 and amendments thereto, the City of Wichita periodically has money available to invest in certificates of deposit (CDs) of eligible banks, savings and loans and savings banks with main or branch offices located in the city of Wichita. In order to bid on available funds of the City, appropriate forms and agreements must be completed and approved by the governing body. If you are interested in submitting bids on funds available for investment or have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at (316) 268-4212 or 268-4444 for further information.
11/27/2013 9:27 AM|
City Hall Express Service is a convenient way to pay water bills, purchase a bus pass, obtain garage sale permits, renew a dog license or apply for other business licenses. City Hall Express Service operates from 7:45 AM - 5:15 PM, Monday through Friday.
2/28/2013 5:12 PM|