Wichita City Council

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City Council members on Tuesday approved a new design for Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.

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The Wichita City Council on Tuesday postponed indefinitely a decision on changes to the city’s fireworks laws.

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Outdoor community events related to next month’s NCAA basketball tournament in Wichita won’t have to shut down before midnight.

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The City Council gave initial approval to an ordinance allowing outdoor drinking areas ahead of this spring’s NCAA basketball games in Wichita.

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Wichita City Council members are holding off for now on making any changes to the city's fireworks ordinance. The council agreed Tuesday to study the issue more.

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The Wichita City Council will vote Tuesday on a multimillion dollar plan to develop the 600 block of East Douglas, near Naftzger Park.

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Wichita City Council members passed two ordinances Tuesday aimed at curbing panhandling.

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City Council will hold a public hearing next month over a tax district meant to support a combination entertainment venue-restaurant in east Wichita.

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More than 60 percent of Kansas women vote—but only about a quarter of state elected offices are held by women. A Kansas City-based nonprofit is expanding its efforts to change that, starting at the local level.

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Wichita residents will pay higher water and sewer rates starting next year after City Council members voted to move forward with planned infrastructure improvements.

The overall utility rate will go up just over 6 percent: For residential customers, that means $2.69 to $6.72 more on their monthly water and sewer bills. 

It's slightly higher than last year's rate increase, and higher than the base increase anticipated this year. The additional revenue will go toward funding Phase II of the city's infrastructure maintenance and improvement project.

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