City of Wichita

June 19, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Sedgwick County Commissioners discussed a community investments plan at their weekly meeting Wednesday. The plan outlines how the county will implement land use policies in the future. It calls for orderly growth to meet future market demand while considering impacts to taxpayers, developers, and...
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May 21, 2019 - 11:50 am
Wichita will change how community events are approved in the future. The Wichita city council approved amending the city's code as it pertains to the regulation of community events. The city hopes the new streamlined processes will help get events approved quicker while still providing protections...
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May 21, 2019 - 11:22 am
The Wichita City Council approved a new lease agreement for the former Gander Mountain building at WaterWalk. The new lease will allow King of Freight, LLC to move their operations downtown. The company is promising to add 400 new jobs at an average salary of $50,000 per year. Council members still...
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May 07, 2019 - 10:52 am
At Tuesday morning’s Wichita City council meeting, the group approved a new ordinance for pawnbrokers and other secondhand dealers. Wichita Police will implement an electronic reporting process for pawnshop, secondhand, and precious metal dealers and also establish requirements for businesses who...
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Steve Boyer
April 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm
The Wichita Police Department unveiled the new Community Service Officer program at city hall Thursday morning. The 6 new officers and 3 BAT van officers will make up the initial 9 CSO's. They will assist officers and the public with traffic accidents, parking issues, animal control duties, and...
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April 23, 2019 - 1:17 pm
The Wichita City Council heard a report about domestic and sexual violence in the community. The Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita were among the 12 groups who participated in the audit. They looked at ways to improve procedures and communication, and provide more...
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April 23, 2019 - 12:24 pm
The Wichita City Council learned Tuesday about efforts within the city and county to optimize emergency responses. Wichita Fire Chief Tammy Snow discussed how the city and county worked together in their optimized deployment project. When a medical call comes to 911, they determine the severity of...
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March 05, 2019 - 12:17 pm
The Wichita City Council discussed a private development agreement with Wichita Riverfront LP, a group which includes the owners of the new minor league baseball team set to start play next year. The city wanted to sell 4 private development sites, a total of 4 to 4.5 acres, at a cost of one dollar...
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Matthew Harding/KNSS News
March 03, 2019 - 5:45 am
11:15 a.m. Update: A fast-moving snowstorm has dumped plenty of snow on the state of Kansas overnight and into this morning. Seven inches of snow has fallen in Colby, in northwest Kansas. Six inches of snow is reported in Hays, while here in Wichita, officially 2.7" of wind-blown snow was recorded...
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February 12, 2019 - 11:53 am
The Wichita City Council approved the phase one contract with Wichita Water Partners for $6 million. Under the agreement, 30 percent of the plant will be designed, along with environmental clearances, permitting and easement acquisitions. This phase will also complete state and federal funding...
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