Heated debate at the Wichita City Council

Pool or no pool?

June 12, 2018 - 1:29 pm

There was a considerable debate at Tuesday's Wichita City Council meeting.

The question was which pool would be renovated: Edgemoor or McAdams Park? 

There was an outpouring of support for McAdams, from adults and children alike.  

Councilmen Johnson from District I and Clendenin from District III, were in favor of a McAdams pool but Mayor Jeff Longwell and others wanted more information.  

Councilman Blubaugh then proposed a substitute motion to return the 4 million dollars earmarked for the pool back to the city.  The Mayor countered with another substitute motion to defer the vote, which failed 3-4.  The council then voted to place the pool at McAdams, which also failed.   

Finally, the Mayor put forth a motion to postpone a vote indefinitely until the council and the parks department could gather more information.  That vote passed unanimously.

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