Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer gave his final State of the City address on Tuesday night. He reached his term limit after eight years at the helm. He thanked his many colleagues, and credited public and private partnerships for helping Wichita through tough economic times.
Brewer said he’s most proud of the revitalization of downtown Wichita.
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer will give his eighth and final state of the city address on Tuesday night. Brewer is term-limited and will be replaced after municipal elections this spring. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur sat down with Brewer to discuss last year's state of the city address and what's happened since.
In last year’s state of the city address you mentioned infrastructure. With the failed sales tax in November, what can the city do?
Voters in Wichita have made their decision on a proposed one-cent sales tax. The referendum was defeated soundly, with “no” votes over 60 percent. KMUW 's Sean Sandefur has been following this story since it was first discussed by city council members and has this report . . .
On Tuesday night, election results roll across TV screens at the Hyatt in downtown Wichita--votes against the city's proposed one-cent sales tax grow and grow. At about 9:30 pm, Jon Rolph of Yes Wichita makes his remarks.
An upcoming trade mission to China led by Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer has been rescheduled for November.
The mission was originally scheduled to cover six cities over a 12-day period in August. Feedback from interested businesses who might accompany the mission, as well as from Chinese trade partners, suggested a November schedule would be more effective.
The itinerary has now been changed to visit five cities over nine days, from November 8 - 16.
Mayor Brewer says, "China represents a tremendous new market opportunity."