Water issues top City of Wichita's state legislative agenda

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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WICHITA, Kan.-- The Wichita City Council approved the 2014 state legislative agenda at this morning's council meeting. Among the key categories for the agenda include water, community budget, and policy issues.

The council supports the governor's plan to re-evaluate the state's water resources and create a 50-year water plan. They also want the Equus Beds aquifer to be recognized in the same way as surface water reservoirs, so it can be eligible for state support.

"It's not just an underground water supply. It's similar to the surface water reservoirs like John Redmond," said Dale Goter, government relations manager. "The salt pollution is a threat to that Equus Beds and we need the state to be a partner in that to preserve our water supply."

Another item on the agenda is to restore the $2 million funding cut to the National Center for Aviation Training. The City agrees that vocational education is important for the development of the South Central Kansas workforce.

Kansas legislators will begin the 2014 session on January 13th.

For a complete list of agenda items, click on "Related Documents."

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