Sedgwick County Commission http://kmuw.org en County Approves $30M For Sedgwick County Zoo http://kmuw.org/post/county-approves-30m-sedgwick-county-zoo <p>The Sedgwick County Commission voted Wednesday to spend $30 million at the Sedgwick County Zoo during the next five years, with nearly all the money going to staff and maintenance costs.<br><br>The financial support will allow the zoological society to begin raising $10 million to-$12 million for an expanded elephant exhibit.<br><br>The zoo has two elephants and needs at least one more to meet new requirements for accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.<br> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 12:28:18 +0000 Associated Press 23320 at http://kmuw.org Citizens Gather To Oppose Cuts To Senior Centers, Zoo http://kmuw.org/post/citizens-gather-oppose-cuts-senior-centers-zoo <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 11.818181991577148px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 14.545454025268555px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); ">Sedgwick county residents Thursday had a second chance to publicly voice concerns about the recommended 2013 budget.</p> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 11:46:24 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 3814 at http://kmuw.org Citizens Gather To Oppose Cuts To Senior Centers, Zoo County Commissioners Hear Concerns About 2013 Budget http://kmuw.org/post/county-commissioners-hear-concerns-about-2013-budget <p>Sedgwick county residents Wednesday voiced concerns to the county commissioners about recommended cuts in the proposed 2013 budget.</p><p>The public hearing on the budget was the first of three feedback sessions scheduled before the commissioners are expected to adopt a budget on August 15.</p><p>County residents expressed concern over cuts to senior centers, Exploration Place, and the County Extention Center, and the closure of Judge Riddle Boys Ranch.</p><p>Under the recommended budget senior centers would be cut $66,300.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 10:55:02 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 3034 at http://kmuw.org Proposed Sedgwick County Budget Includes Broad Cuts, Layoffs http://kmuw.org/post/proposed-sedgwick-county-budget-includes-broad-cuts-layoffs <p>The Sedgwick County Manager Wednesday presented his 2013 recommended budget to the commissioners. It proposes layoffs, cuts to services and closing the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch.</p><p>County Manager Bill Buchanan said he had to do &ldquo;less with less&rdquo; to reach the goal of eliminating the county&rsquo;s $9.3 million deficit by the end of 2013.</p><p>Buchanan said in their analysis the budget team focused on the core missions of programs and looked for duplications of services.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:23:00 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2619 at http://kmuw.org Proposed Sedgwick County Budget Includes Broad Cuts, Layoffs Richard Crowson: A Brave Man In Sedgwick County http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-brave-man-sedgwick-county <p></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1712 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: A Brave Man In Sedgwick County