Wichita Mayor Bob Knight is planing to approach the City Council again for $1 million to help laid-off workers, but this time he is coming with extra support.
On December 17 Knight's plan failed, 4-2, before the City Council. His plan will get another chance when the council takes up the measure again Tuesday.
For the Wichita Labor Federation it's as plain as black and white. They've sent a letter strongly backing Mayor Knight's plan urging council members to support laid-off workers with city money.
City Council members agree local charities need help, but some of them say Knight's proposal is the wrong way.
City Council member Bob Martz says if money is given this time, the City Council would be expected to support all charities. He also believes the city should save these reserve funds for a rainy day, and he says it's simply not the city's place to support charities.
Martz also says that he doesn't think that the vote will change on Tuesday.
Now Mark Love, Labor Federation President, hopes he can convince the council it's their turn to "step up" and take care of the need.
Council Members Phil Lambke, Sharon Fearey, and Bill Gale also voted against the proposal, and at last check they told KAKE News they have not changed their minds.