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2024-2025 City Budget

On August 22, 2023 the Wichita City Council approved the 2024-2025 City Budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP).

Highlights of the 2024-2025 Budget include:

  • ​Property tax relief for seniors, low income families & disabled veterans.​ (Specific details are still being discussed, but you may subscribe to budget emails and we will send updates as we get them​.)
  • ​Increased funding for Police, Fire & Public Works.​
  • ​Continued investments in road maintenance, including our program to pave dirt roads in older neighborhoods.​
  • ​Increased investment in social services, including mental health professionals for those in a crisis.

Resident Engagement

The City Council and staff engaged with residents seeking input on budget priorities on a variety of platforms  online, public meetings, council meetings, DABs and more:

City Council Meetings

View the live broadcasts from the City Council Budget meetings:​

July 11 | July 25  | August 15​ | August 22

City Council Budget Workshops

View the live broadcasts from the City Council Budget workshops:​
March 21​ | April 25  | May 23​​  |  June 27

District Advisory Board Meetings: May 1, May 3, and May 8, 2023

Survey/Budget Town Halls

Mayor Whipple and the City Council held in-person town hall meetings across the City to hear from residents about the recent Community Survey results that can help guide budget priorities.

  • Saturday, May 6
    Machinist Hall, 3830 S Meridian
  • Monday, May 8
    Walters Branch Library, 4195 E Harry
  • Monday, May 15
    Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N Arkansas
  • Wednesday, May 17
    Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E 9th St
  • Wednesday, May 24
    Fire Station 21, 2110 N 135th St W

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