city council http://kmuw.org en How Should Wichita Respond To Drought? http://kmuw.org/post/how-should-wichita-respond-drought <p>The city of Wichita has scheduled six public meetings to get input from residents on how to respond to prolonged drought conditions. Officials want to gather information about how people are being affected by the drought and to generate ideas for extending the water supply.<br><br>“We’re looking for water utility customers, both residential and business, to weigh in on the issue,” said Ben Nelson, strategic services manager for Wichita's Public Works and Utilities.<br> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:21:51 +0000 Carla Eckels 15061 at http://kmuw.org Hyatt Revenue Factored Into Wichita City Budget http://kmuw.org/post/hyatt-revenue-factored-wichita-city-budget <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; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 14.545454025268555px; ">The City of Wichita anticipates a quarter million dollars in projected hotel cash flow from the city-owned downtown Hyatt as part of the proposed 2013-14 budget.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:42:42 +0000 Carla Eckels 3677 at http://kmuw.org Wichita City Council Approves Rate Increases, New Model For Century II http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-city-council-approves-rate-increases-new-model-century-ii <p>The City council Tuesday voted to approve a new rate model and rental increases at Century II.</p><p>Rental rates have not changed at Century II since 2000.</p><p>Under the proposal changes, the performing arts and events center will go from a period rental model to a day rate model.</p><p>A 2 percent rate increase will go into effect in January of 2015.</p><p>Currently Century II rents for 6 hour periods in the concert hall and on a day rate for the expo halls.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 13:27:45 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2175 at http://kmuw.org Wichita City Council Approves Rate Increases, New Model For Century II Wichita To Eliminate Jobs, Increase Fees To Balance Budget http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-eliminate-jobs-increase-fees-balance-budget <p>An update of the proposed 2013-2014 budget was presented to Wichita City council members Tuesday.&nbsp; The plan includes eliminating 37 positions to help balance the budget.</p><p>The 37 jobs slated to be cut include 19 vacant positions in the Office of Central Inspection, and 10 in engineering.&nbsp; Also, eight police positions will be eliminated including seven grant-funded police officers plus another police position, a civilian working in parking enforcement.</p><p>City Manager Robert Layton says the plan is to move these workers into other positions.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 2045 at http://kmuw.org Wichita To Eliminate Jobs, Increase Fees To Balance Budget