State of the City http://kmuw.org en Mayor Brewer: Wichita's Infrastructure Needs Costly Repairs http://kmuw.org/post/mayor-brewer-wichitas-infrastructure-needs-costly-repairs <p>Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday to a crowd at City Hall.</p><p>Brewer said the majority of the city's water and sewer systems will need to be repaired or replaced in the next 30 years and the work will cost more than $2 billion.</p><p>He also said nearly half of Wichita's streets are below national standards and almost a third of its bridges need repair or maintenance.</p><p>Brewer said economic development is vital to increasing city revenue.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:00:45 +0000 Milt Radford 11917 at http://kmuw.org Mayor Brewer: Wichita's Infrastructure Needs Costly Repairs Mayor Brewer Sets Sights On Diversification In State Of The City Address http://kmuw.org/post/mayor-brewer-sets-sights-diversification-state-city-address <p>In his State of the City Address Tuesday night, Mayor Carl Brewer said despite being challenged by dwindling revenues and continuing obligations, Wichita is healthy, focused and moving forward.</p><p>Mayor Brewer addressed a full house downtown at City Hall. He said Wichita continues to stabilize through a new way of thinking - a thinking that demands the &ldquo;right&rdquo; solutions rather than the easy ones.</p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 1688 at http://kmuw.org Mayor Brewer Sets Sights On Diversification In State Of The City Address