Wichita to consider budget cuts

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WICHITA, Kansas – The City of Wichita will be considering a $3.8 million cut from its budget.

The discussion ideas include getting rid of the police helicopter unit, the mounted unit and closing the Orchard library.

Wednesday,  Wichita officials invited  residents to attend a 2014-15 budget meeting in the first floor board room at City Hall.

The meeting  included District Advisory Boards and Wichita Independent Neighborhoods officials.

City officials will host two social media town hall meetings regarding the budget.

The social media town hall meetings are scheduled from 1:30-3 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 and from 6-7:30 p.m on Wednesday, July 17.

Mayor Carl Brewer will attend Thursday’s town hall meeting, which will be held in Training Room II on the 9th floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main.

Residents may also ask questions on the City of Wichita Facebook page or through Twitter at #ictbudget.

Residents can also provide budget feedback by visiting Activate Wichita at www.activate-wichita.org, a virtual town hall where individuals can submit ideas on various community topics including the annual budget, air quality, water usage, and resources at the Wichita Public Library.

For the latest budget information, please visit http://tinyurl.com/l8eo26l.

The city will vote on the final budget August 13.


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