Who decides on Century II?
The Wichita voters by ballot should decide how much to spend and what to do with Century II. The citizens of Wichita will be the ones footing the bill not a select committee.
We elected the Council and Mayor, to represent us when dealing with the City Manager and daily issues. I did not issue a blank check to them.
It’s overwhelming to hear $76-$81 million to rebuild a baseball stadium, millions to address Century II, and a half a billion for a new water treatment plant, while driving down streets dodging pot holes. The sale of the Hyatt, plus star bonds cannot possibly put a dent in all this cost. Higher taxes and water bills that have ongoing rate hikes – and now an additional 7% are looming.
Due to lack of maintenance and not lack of money, $3 million to repair the roof of Century II was diverted to save a condemned parking garage connecting two empty buildings. The Art Museum’s roof was left in disrepair until it leaked into the basement.
It is irresponsible for our city leaders to expect the tax payers to lift these immense expenses when the individual has no voice.
Mary Kay Ricke, Wichita
Social Security is not radically overhauled for those of us who have come to depend on it.
Pam Rosenberry, Wichita