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Two More Proposed Sales Tax, Budget Meetings

Contact: Janet Johnson, Office of Community Engagement |

“Building a Better Future” sets stage for conversation

Local residents have two more opportunities to attend a series of meetings designed to seek public feedback on a proposed sales tax and the City’s 2015 Proposed Budget.

The next opportunity is 6:30 p.m. today at the WATER Center, 101 E. Pawnee St.; the final scheduled meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian.

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. The meetings 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.

“Building a Better Future” 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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