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The City of Wichita is currently holding an on-line auction that will close on Tuesday June 30, 2015.  Items available in this auction are vehicles, vehicle equipment, and shop equipment.
The City of Wichita uses Purple Wave Auction, Inc. online auction service to divest of surplus City inventory.  Depending on the auction, items may include vehicles, vehicular equipment, tools, ofice furniture and equipment, and miscellaneous items. The Internet provides broader access to City of Wichita citizens and visitors with auction information and opportunity.
Please continue to check this site for auction updates.
Created: 2/28/2013 5:07 PM
Quarterly Report
The 2015 1st Quarter Report is available for viewing.  You may also view a companion 2015 1st Quarter PowerPoint presentation.
The 2014 4th Quarter Report is available for viewing.  You may also view a companion 2014 4th Quarter PowerPoint presentation.
Created: 2/28/2013 4:35 PM
PROPOSED 2015-2024 CIP

​A draft of the PROPOSED 2015-2024 Campital Improvement Program (CIP) is available on-line for viewing.

A corresponding presentation is also available for viewing (2015-2024 PROPOSED CIP Presentation).

Created: 3/24/2015 3:01 PM
2015-2016 Adopted Budget

The 2015-2016 Budget was adopted by the City Council on August 12, 2014.  The Adopted Budget is available for review on-line.

Created: 7/12/2013 2:52 PM

The City's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now available on-line for viewing and research.  This report was presented to the City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 1st.

The City's 2013 Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is also available for viewing.  This document is a brief and much less technical report to show the status of the City's financial condition.

Created: 7/15/2013 12:03 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 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:


Created: 6/17/2014 9:42 AM
Proposed Budget Released Today
Wichita City Manager Robert Layton released the 2015-16 Proposed Budget in July.  The Budget was adopted at the August 12, 2014 regularly scheduled City Council meeting. Residents are encouraged to visit to review the budget. In keeping with City Council policies, the 2015 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. 
Public hearings were held on August 5 and August 12.   The City Council took final action to adopt the budget on August 12. 


The City's 2015-2016 Adopted Budget is available for review:

2015-2016 Adopted Budget - Vol 1

2015-2016 Adopted Budget - Vol 2

Created: 7/15/2014 11:18 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
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 2013) to find out more.
Created: 11/27/2013 9:27 AM
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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