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Quarterly Report
The City's 4th Quarter Report is available for viewing.  You may also view a companion 2016 4th Quarter Report Power Point presentation.
The 2016 1st Quarter Report, 2016 2nd Quarter Report, and 2016 3rd Quarter Report are also available for viewing. 
Created: 2/28/2013 4:35 PM
Proposed Budget Released Today
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton released the 2017-18 Proposed Budget.  The Budget will be presented to the City Council at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on July 12 (9:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers).  The City Council will hold a formal hearing on the Budget at the August 2, 2016 regularly scheduled meeting. Residents are encouraged to visit to review the budget. In keeping with City Council policies, the 2017 Budget:
• Maintains a stable mill levy rate, for the 23rd consecutive year;
• Includes reserves of nearly $28 million, in accordance with policy;
• And continues emphasis on strategic priorities, including public safety.
During the past six 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 2017 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.  For the fifth consecutive year, the City held a Social Media Town Hall event to share service delivery issues and receive feedback.  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 produced 194,509 page views, 667 comments, and 1,254 Facebook reactions. 
Public hearings will be held on August 2 and August 9.   The City Council is scheduled to take action on the budget on August 9. 


The City's 2017-2018 Adopted Budget is available for review:

2017-2018 Proposed Budget - Vol 1

2017-2018 Proposed Budget - Vol 2

2017-2018 Proposed Budget Overview

Created: 7/15/2014 11:18 AM

The City's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report is now available online for viewing and research.  This report was presented to the City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, June 21st.

The financial report shows the City to be in good financial health, having a strong reserve balance and exhibiting sound financial management.

June 21, 2016 Press Release

The City's 2015 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is also available online for viewing.

Created: 7/15/2013 12:03 PM
2016-2025 Proposed CIP is Presented

​A draft of the 2016-2025 Proposed Capital Imrovement Program (CIP) is available on-line for viewing.  This document was presented to the City Council in Workshop on May 24, 2016.

A companion 2016 Proposed CIP PowerPoint presentation is also available. 

Created: 3/24/2015 3:01 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.
Download the current Pooled Funds Investment Policy (approved by the City Council in November 2015) to find out more.
Created: 11/27/2013 9:27 AM
2015-2016 Adopted Budget

The 2016-2017 Proposed Budget was introduced to the City Council on July 14, 2015.  The Proposed Budget is available for review on-line.

Created: 7/12/2013 2:52 PM
Pension Financial Report

​The Wichita Retirement Systems have been recognized for excellence by the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA).  A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting was awarded for the WRS 2013 Comprehensive Financial Report (CAFR).  It was the 15th consecutive year the Pension Office has been recognized with this aware.  Only 171 public pension systems have received this recognition.

The draft 2014 CAFR is completed and will be presented to the City Council on October 27, 2015.

Created: 10/20/2015 11:54 AM
The City of Wichita is holding an online auction of surplus miscellaneous items.  The online auction will close on Tuesday August 4, 2015.  Items available in this auction include commercial kitchen equipment, catering items, grocery store fixtrues, etc.  Items are offered "as is" and "where is" without warranty or guarantee. 
The City of Wichita uses Purple Wave Auction, Inc. online auction service to divest of surplus City inventory.  The Internet provides broader access to City of Wichita citizens and visitors with auction information and opportunity.  Items are listed online with Purple Wave and bids may be placed there.
Please continue to check this site for auction updates.
Created: 2/28/2013 5:07 PM
Performance Measures

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.​ 

Created: 5/17/2013 2:13 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 2013 City of Wichita Comprehensive Financial Report (41st consecutive year -- longest of any local government in Kansas);
  • the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2013 Wichita Retirement Systems Comprehensive Financial Report (15th consecutive year);
  • the Award of Outstanding Achievement for the 2013 Popular Annual Financial Report (5th consecutive year); and
  • the Distinguished Budget Award (27th 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:


Created: 6/17/2014 9:42 AM
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.
Click here to read more.
Created: 9/17/2013 2:24 PM
Express Office

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.

Created: 2/28/2013 5:12 PM

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