State of the City

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Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer delivered his annual State of the City address Tuesday to a crowd at City Hall.

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.

He also said nearly half of Wichita's streets are below national standards and almost a third of its bridges need repair or maintenance.

Brewer said economic development is vital to increasing city revenue.

City of Wichita

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.

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 “right” solutions rather than the easy ones.