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Another exciting quality of life ribbon cutting today at the K-96 Bike Path. Vice Mayor Lavonta Williams getting things started.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday to celebrate a new artificial turf baseball field at historic McAdams Park, 1329 E. 16th St. Visit www.wichita.gov to learn more about the community partnerships that produced the field and the League 42 organization that is teaching baseball and life skills to more youth.
Great news today for public safety and law enforcement. Wichita and Sedgwick County leaders agreed to build a Law Enforcement Training Center, which will be located on the Innovation Campus at Wichita State University. The existing training center rests in a deteriorating former elementary school.
Wichita City Council members and Sedgwick County Commissioners are meeting at City Hall this morning to discuss shared public safety services, such as fire and police. The City Council is scheduled to hold its weekly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. today at City Hall, 455 N. Main. You can watch the meetings here: http://www.wichita.gov/Government/Council/Pages/default.aspx .
The 2016 Riverfest is underway. Wichita's annual, nine-day community party offers parades, music, concerts, food, events, and many other activities for the young and young at heart. Find a listing of today's activities here: http://wichitariverfest.com/fun.php?page=day_calendar-event_schedule#day06-03-2016
Help your children succeed in school by keeping them reading and learning throughout the summer. The Library can help keep them engaged in reading and learning activities with our Summer Reading Program. http://ow.ly/KUb5300nE0w
An update on the city's walk and bike paths: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article80776192.html
Old Town will soon see increased security measures throughout the area. Improvements include enhanced lighting and identification scanners at nightclubs.
With a second round of severe weather in today's forecast, stormwater crews are clearing drains of debris to improve drainage. City of Wichita - Serving You, In Many Ways, Everyday.
Ready for the three-day weekend? Planning to spend some time in Old Town, the city's most popular entertainment district. Read here about the ID scanning devices, greater lighting and other security measures being implemented to make the district even safer for patrons. Also, you can watch the companion news conference here soon. http://www.wichita.gov/Government/News/Pages/2016-05-26a.aspx
Citing the quality of our workers and community values, Cargill officails on Tuesday said their protein business headquarters will remain in Wichita. They explored relocating to cities in Texas and Colorado. Officials said they plan to relocate from 151 N. Main to a new office building, which will be built at a yet-to-be-determined site within city limits. #ILoveWichita.
Cargill will stay and grow in Wichita. #ilovewichita
Gov. Sam Brownback, Mayor Longwell and Greater Wichita Partnership Co-Chairman Charlie Chandler will make a significant regional economic development announcement at a news conference 12:15 p.m. today at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, 350 West Douglas.
Mayor Jeff Longwell and the City Council will hold a Council Workshop meeting at 9:30 a.m. today. You can conveniently watch the meeting here: http://www.wichita.gov/Government/Council/Pages/default.aspx. Topics include a plan to improve Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces (PROS Plan), the City's legislative agenda, and the 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for big projects.
City and County public safety departments are partnering with the Workforce Center to hold their first joint job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wichita Workforce Center, 2021 N. Amidon, suite 1100. For more details, watch this news conference.
City and County public safety departments are partnering with the Workforce Center to hold their first joint job fair from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday at the Wichita Workforce Center, 2021 N. Amidon, suite 1100. For more details, watch the news conference here at 10 a.m. today.
Standing Guard: Today is Law Enforcement Memorial Day, a way to honor officers who died in the line of duty.
May is bike month. Ride your bike to work Friday and enjoy lunch downtown in Old Town Square. The health benefits of regular cycling include: Increased cardiovascular fitness Increased muscle strength and flexibility Improved joint mobility Decreased stress levels Improved posture and coordination Strengthened bones Decreased body fat levels Prevention or management of disease Reduced anxiety and depression.
New baseball field at historic McAdams Park, thanks to League 42 volunteers and City of Wichita officials. More kids - 500 plus signed up so far this summer - are playing baseball and learning life skills.
Batter Up: New Baseball Field at historic McAdams Park
Wichita Transit has enhanced service, expanded routes and new customers, like Wichitan Beth Golay who, in this short video, shares her excitement about new service near her east-side neighborhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1y2jwKYiW0 City of Wichita - Serving You, In Many Ways, Every Day.
Mayor Jeff Longwell’s regular news briefing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street North. The topic is the renovated bike trail and quality of life improvements.
Have you see the new type of traffic signals in west Wichita? Check out the video below to learn how to use them while walking or driving!
Join Vice Mayor Lavonta Williams for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Redbud Trail at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 at the southwest corner of 17th and Oliver.
Ever wonder when your street has been or will be swept? At a media briefing this morning, Mayor Jeff Longwell announced the launch of a new map that tracks street sweepers and estimates when they will be in your neighborhood next. The map can be found by visiting wichita.gov and clicking on streets.
Calling all parents! The Wichita Public Library challenges you to read 1,000 books to your child before kindergarten. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program was one of the topics at Mayor Jeff Longwell's media briefing this morning. View more at: https://youtu.be/AL1ASqsk2bc
Take on Wichita's new reading challenge to grow your child’s early literacy skills. Studies show that reading regularly with your young child stimulates brain development and strengthens a parent’s relationship with their child. Learn more here: http://www.wichitalibrary.org/1000books
City government has a residential street sweeping map that provides real time location of street sweepers within the City of Wichita. In addition, it provides an estimated next date of sweeping and the last date a road was swept when queried. Visit here: http://www.wichita.gov/Government/Departments/PWU/Pages/Streets.aspx
Mayor Jeff Longwell’s regular briefing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. today in the Board Room on the first floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main. Topics include streets and literacy. You can watch the briefing on Cox channel 7 and find an abbreviated version here at the City of Wichita Facebook page.
Please proceed with caution on East Kellogg. There are no left-turns allowed at Kellogg and Webb. Lane changes likely. Improve your commute by staying informed. Follow updates here and on Twitter, #e54ict. Also, find more info here: http://eastkelloggimprovements.com
Wichita gets its mojo back: http://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2016/12/30/cover-story-2016-the-year-wichita-got-its-mojo.html
The City Council meets 9 a.m. today, Jan. 3 in the first floor Council chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main. Tune in at Cox Channel 7 or watch streaming video at www.wichita.gov.
Let's have a great 2017, Wichita!
An example of community policing and seeing an officer "beyond the badge."
We're proud of the continued great work of the men and women of the Wichita Police Department! Officer Robinson is a wonderful example of how they make a difference every day!
There are significant projects happening across Wichita, causing excitement for 2017 and beyond.
We're proud of the partnerships formed by the community and the Wichita Police Department! We're glad to see the efforts related to the First Steps Community Cookout, are being recognized! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Today the City of Wichita honored Jesse Janzen, the Firefighter of the Year; and M.S. "Mitch" Mitchell, the designer of the Big Ditch flood control project. We have some great people who dedicate their lives to the safety of our residents.
The Keeper of the Plains fire pots lighting is canceled today (Dec. 19) due to snow-packed, slick conditions on the bridges and surrounding areas.
City of Wichita crews have been treating roads since Tuesday in advance of this weekend's winter storm. If you have to drive this weekend remember to allow more time for travel, slow down, and increase your following distance.
Wichitan Britten Kuckelman on living in Wichita, the "Opportunity Capital."
The Wichita City Council on Tuesday will vote on how to spend the proceeds from the sale of the Hyatt hotel. $10 million of it is being proposed to improve aging neighborhood streets. Watch Mayor Longwell's media briefing in its entirety here: https://youtu.be/J9NbEC29bgo.
As the temperatures outside continue to drop, the Wichita Fire Department would like to pass on a few fire safety tips.
Pictured here is WFD staffer Korey Andersen and the star of today's Mayor's briefing, Sporty. Sporty is a retired accelerant detection K-9. For five years, she assisted the Fire Investigation Unit at more than 180 fire scenes and contributed to 30 arrests. Sporty also attended many schools and daycare centers across the city for public and fire safety events. She is helping raise awareness about fire safety during the holidays.
Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly briefing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. today in the first floor Board Room at City Hall, 455 N. Main. Topics include fire safety and a blood drive. The briefing is available on replay at Cox channel City 7, the City of Wichita YouTube channel and www.wichita.gov. An abbreviated version is posted here on the City’s Facebook page.
Congratulations to our Finance Department for winning several national awards!
We are sending out Wichita View Masters to site selectors to help uniquely and creatively tell the amazing story of what Wichita has to offer. View Mayor Jeff Longwell's media briefing in its entirety by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/JjOgt0Jau7o
Are you headed to Century II to see Santa tonight?
Mayor Jeff Longwell’s weekly briefing is scheduled for 10:45 a.m. today at the Greater Wichita Partnership Innovation Center, 501 E. Douglas. The topic is related to economic development. The briefing is available on replay at Cox channel City 7, the City of Wichita YouTube channel and www.wichita.gov. An abbreviated version is posted on the City’s Facebook page.