Under what circumstances do you think community improvement districts should be used in Wichita? What do you think of the council’s decision requiring a business to post a sign indicating it is taking part in a CID but not revealing how much the extra sales tax is?

Never. How about turning Wichita into tax haven, instead? Forcible “reinvestment” (redististribution) is exactly backwards. Develop tax-free zones where you want to draw commerce into. This idea does the opposite. How about a downtown tax to fill gaps in new state arts funding? We need a lot more debate before we just sign off on these schemes.

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