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City Of Wichita Introduces Wichita Flag License Plates

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Kansas drivers could soon sport the Wichita flag on their license plates. The city of Wichita is trying to build support in the state Legislature to approve a line of Wichita flag plates.

City leaders unveiled a design at the mayor's briefing Thursday.

Council member Bryan Frye said in order to get the plates made, the city needs to demonstrate to lawmakers the public's interest.

"This only works if we get the demand from the public for these plates," he said.

The city needs at least 500 commitments by the end of December 2018 in order to support a bill to authorize the plates.

To cover the $20,000 startup cost, Wichita is redirecting funds from the sale of the Hyatt Hotel that were originally going toward development of the Pracht Wetlands Park.

A $50 annual royalty fee for each plate will go back to the Wichita Parks Foundation.

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