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Wichita Sales Tax Referendum Pro/Con Forum

September 9, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

On August 5, the Wichita City Council voted to place a Sales Tax Referendum on the ballot in the November general election. If passed, this 1-cent tax increase, with a sunset in 5 years, will fund four community priorities: water, economic development/jobs, transit, and road maintenance.

 

One of the best ways Young Professionals can effect change in Wichita is to be educated about the current, local issues and then vote when the time comes. At this pro/con forum, representatives from the Coalition for a Better Wichita (opposing the sales tax) and Yes Wichita! (supporting the sales tax) will present their views on the issue to YPs, followed by time for audience members to ask questions of both sides.

Join us at the newly renovated Wichita Marriott, where a cash bar will be available, to take the first step in educating yourself on this important issue in our community.

Schedule of Events

5:30 p.m. – Networking

6:00 p.m. – Remarks from Jennifer Baysinger, Coalition for a Better Wichita

6:15 p.m. – Remarks from Moji Fanimokun and Jon Rolph, Yes Wichita!

6:30 p.m. – Q&A from the audience

 

Advanced registration is now closed for the event. Walk-ups are welcome!

 

Resources

Wichita Business Journal article about the passage of the referendum

Wichita City Council minutes reflecting the ballot question as approved

WBJ article about the two sides’ philosophies

Details

Date:
September 9, 2014
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Organizer

Suzy Finn
Phone:
(316) 268-1170
Email:
sfinn@wichitachamber.org

Venue

Wichita Marriott
9100 Corporate Hills Dr.
Wichita, 67206