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August 22 Wichita City Council Meeting Recap

Contact: City Communications |

​Today at the City Council meeting the City Council heard the following items:

  • Petitions for public improvements – passed 7/0
  • Revenue neutral rate: Self Supported Municipal Improvement District Budget - passed 6/1
  • Revenue neutral rate on proposed budget – passed 4/3
  • 2024 annual operating budget and 2024-2033 CIP – passed 4/3
  • Annual operating budget and CIP, items 1-5 – passed 4/3
  • Annual operating budget and CIP, item 6 – passed 6/1 abstention
  • Multi-Agency Center Development Agreement - passed 6/1 abstention
  • Zone Change Request in the City from SF-5 Single-Family Residential District to LI Limited Industrial District for Vehicle Storage and Warehousing; Generally Located on the North Side of East 55th Street South Within One-Half-Mile West of South Hydraulic Avenue (1306 East 55th Street South) - passed 6/1
  • Resolution Regarding Evergy Proposed Rate Increase – passed 7/0
  • Selection of Appeal Panel to hear Denial of Entertainment Establishment License – passed 6/1

The 2024-2025 Proposed Budget totals $714,688,882. The CIP focuses on street maintenance and public safety, both of which are consistently rated as priories by residents. Highlights include:

  • funding for enhancements to police body cameras
  • EMT certification for all Fire recruits
  • $53 million for upkeep of City facilities
  • $145 million for street maintenance over the next 10 years
  • $35 million to pave dirt streets
  • Extending Library hours at Angelou and Walters
  • Cultural facility improvements at Cowtown, the Mid-American All Indian Museum, CityArts and Century II
  • Property tax relief for seniors
  • And more

The agenda report may be found here and the video may be found here.

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