Wichita City Council

Wichita, Kansas - downtown buidlings across Arkansas River
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Rodney Price
January 07, 2020 - 11:38 am
The Wichita City council tackled several items related to downtown development at Tuesday’s council meeting. The council approved establishing a community improvement district around the new ballpark set to open in April. The CID boundaries include the stadium site, a portion of WaterWalk and city-...
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Picture of the Arkansas River in Wichita
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KNSS News
December 17, 2019 - 11:20 am
The Wichita City Council tackled a couple of items for the downtown area near the river bank and the new ballpark. The council approved changing the boundaries of the East bank and West bank redevelopment districts. Mark Elder with the city of Wichita explained why they were proposing the changes...
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Rodney Price
December 10, 2019 - 12:56 pm
The Wichita City Council approved several new contracts at their Tuesday meeting. That included a new 3-year deal with the firefighters union, which represents around 421 firefighters in the Wichita Fire Department. Eligible employees will receive merit based step increases of 2.5% and general pay...
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Rodney Price
December 10, 2019 - 12:15 pm
The Wichita City Council deferred a motion on expanding term limits for mayor and city council members. The council was set to discuss expanding term limits from 2 to 3 at Tuesday's meeting. However, Vice-Mayor Jeff Blubaugh said the message from Wichita citizens was very clear. "No decision should...
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Wichita City Council taking a look at term limits
Steve & Ted mornings
December 09, 2019 - 8:04 am
Mayor Longwell updates Steve on what is ahead for the Wichita City Council.
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Steve McIntosh
December 02, 2019 - 10:39 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will consider issuing bonds for two companies ... 18 million dollars for Air Capital Fight Line L-L-C ... and up to 95 million dollars for Textron Aviation. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the bond money represents those companies' investment in...
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Water on the agenda for the Wichita City Council
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Steve & Ted mornings
December 02, 2019 - 8:37 am
Steve and Ted talk water with Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell
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Picture of Wichita city hall and a KNSS vehicle
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Rodney Price
November 19, 2019 - 11:12 am
The Wichita City Council finished their weekly meeting in less than an hour Tuesday. The Council approved $40 million in industrial revenue bonds to Spirit AeroSystems, which will help fund bay upgrades, chillers, cranes, road improvements and more. The third quarter financial report for the city...
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Rodney Price
November 19, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Wichita City Council approved $40 million in industrial revenue bonds to Spirit AeroSystems. The IRBs for the city's biggest employer will help fund bay upgrades, chillers, cranes, cooling towers, lighting upgrades, chemical mill improvements, industrial waste line, road improvements and more...
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A view of Wichita City Hall
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KNSS News
November 12, 2019 - 1:03 pm
It was a jam-packed Wichita City Council meeting Tuesday. In the Public agenda portion of the meeting, Lisa Finch spoke about the horror of losing her son nearly 2 years ago. He was shot and killed by a Wichita Police officer in December 2017, after responding to what was believed to be a homicide...
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