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Wichita City Council members will have one more public hearing on the city's proposed budget for next year, and then they will vote on the adoption of a final budget. The council will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday for their regular meeting at city hall.
The city's $533 million budget will not have an increase in the city's property tax rate, for the 19th year in a row. The budget will include some fee increases and spending cuts.
One of the more controversial items will be a 5 percent cut in funding for the Old Cowtown Museum. Cowtown supporters told the council last week that this cut would be devastating for the museum, and it would amount to a loss of about $1 million for next year.
The council will also take action on a resolution that will create a combined department for inspections and code enforcement for Wichita and Sedgwick County. The city and county have been talking about consolidating their services into a Metropolitan Community Development Services Organization.
Sedgwick County Manager Bill Buchanan said there are still some details to be worked out, including the choice of a director and a location for the new department. He said the city and county are still talking about those details.