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Update on Proposed Sales Tax, Budget Meetings

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“Building a Better Future” sets stage for conversation

City of Wichita officials on Wednesday released an updated schedule of meetings designed so that residents can provide input on a proposed sales tax and the City’s 2015 Proposed Budget.

The open-house style meetings, part of an initiative called “Building a Better Future,” are scheduled so residents can help shape the city’s future and identify key priorities for 2015 and beyond. They start at 6:30 p.m. at the following locations:

  • June 26 – District II – Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N. Webb Rd.;
  • June 30 – District III - WATER Center, 101 E. Pawnee St.;
  • July 1 – District IV – Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian.

The District IV meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 24 but was cancelled due to a heavy rain storm.

The meetings will include a presentation and feedback session on the proposed city sales tax that would fund key community priorities related to:

  • Water supply;
  • Jobs initiative;
  • Public Transit;
  • And pavement maintenance.

Attendees will hear an overview about the proposed sales tax, visit information stations and discuss specific plans for each community priority. They can ask questions and submit ideas in writing at the meeting or online at Activate Wichita ( The meetings will explain:

  • How the priorities were determined;
  • The impact on residents and the overall community;
  • And why now is the time to make decisions about basic services needed to keep the city viable and competitive.

More information is available online at

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