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?

Why not turn the whole city into a CID, and use the proceeds purely to uniformly lower property taxes?. Ultimately it’s all robbing Peter to pay Paul, but turning taxing authority over to the private sector is a perversion we should not suffer. I could rob my penny jar to make my nickel bank heavier, but what has that accomplished? I’m all for re-inventing taxation, but CID’s are a hideous idea.

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