County Commisioner Dave Unruh
Posted: Wednesday, 30 January 2013 2:03PM
Officials Seek Public Input on City and County Priorities
WICHITA, Kan. - City and County leaders are lookig to get community input to help in making future decisions that will directly affect the quality of life in Wichita and Sedgwick County.
At a news briefing Monday morning officials announced the release of a new community survey and other community engagement efforts to help them formulate a new Community Investment Plan. Already online is a website, communityinvestmentsplan.org, with extensive information on the issues. And, over the next few days, 25-thousand surveys will be sent out to randomly selected households in Wichita and Sedgwick County.
The survey will focus on areas including; public transportation; water, sewer and stormwater improvements; cultural, recreation and parks amenities; and economic development.
City and county leaders are asking each recipient to fill out and return the survey, prepared by Wichita State University. They also encourage recipients and non-recipients alike to visit the website to become better informed on the challenges and the efforts so far to meet them.
The results of the survey are expected to be released in late March. Drafting of the new plan, called the "Community Investment Plan; a Framework for the Future" is expected to be completed in 2014.