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Public Hearings Begin On Sedgwick County’s Proposed 2017 Budget

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Deborah Shaar
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The Sedgwick Co. Commission

The first of two public hearings on Sedgwick County’s proposed budget for 2017 takes place on Wednesday morning.

The Sedgwick County commissioners have two weeks to finish reviewing the county manager’s recommended 2017 operating budget before taking a vote.

The budget totals about $424 million and includes newly defined priorities for spending increases and reductions.

County Chief Financial Officer Chris Chronis says people can share their opinions in-person or online.

"That online budget hearing allows people to provide written comments and see the written comments that their neighbors have provided. It will be live through August 10, the date at which budget adoption is scheduled."

You can reach the online hearing through the county’s new mobile app or website.

The next in-person public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Courthouse in downtown Wichita.

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