Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer on Wednesday, Feb. 13, reminded area residents to complete a community survey seeking their feedback on community infrastructure, quality of life, economic development and other priorities through 2035.
The survey, mailed earlier this month to 25,000 randomly selected register voters in Sedgwick County, comes at a time of increasing fiscal challenges for local governments.
“It’s extremely important that we hear from residents who received the survey,” Brewer said. “The survey is part of a broader community engagement and planning process to help shape the future of the Wichita area. We want to hear from people on these issues. We must make important decisions about our future together. Much is at stake for current and future generations. Our residents own more than $7 billion in City-County infrastructure that we must protect, preserve and build on.”
The survey is part of a comprehensive community plan required by the state. The plan – known as “CommunityInvestmentsPlan … a Framework for the Future” – focuses on areas such as public transportation; water, sewer and stormwater improvements; cultural, recreation and parks amenities; and economic development including creating and retaining jobs.
For more information about the survey and plan, please visit www.communityinvestmentsplan.org or www.wichita.gov or contact Planner and Project Leader Dave Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-268-4490.