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									    11/11/2011                                                                       VISIONEERING WICHITA
                                                                                          Comments Input

         Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                        Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
1      2 10/12/2004    A. Support                                                                             Luis Bernal, Wichita
2      9 10/12/2004    A. Support   The average age of this group was about 55. They listened very            Dan Blasi; Indian Hills/River Bend
                                    respectfully, but they asked very few questions. I don't recall them      Neighborhood Association
                                    asking a question about a specific issue. They did ask questions about
                                    the time table of the Wichita Visioneering Process. Only one person did
                                    not take a yellow sheet.
3     10 10/13/2004    A. Support   One said the Convention Center should be bigger. They were all very     Don Blasi; Kansas Air National
                                    interested in getting the Downtown Convention Center and how this       Guard Senior Staff
                                    Center would improve the arts, culture & recreation in Wichita. Several
                                    expressed the great need for Wichita to invest in all phases/ways to
                                    expand & to improve Wichita. They mentioned several ways the Kansas
                                    Air National Guard already does some of the strategies listed in the
                                    Vision Document. They all took a yellow sheet.

4     11 10/13/2004    A. Support   They were too much in awe to speak after my presentation.              Clay Bastian; Fidelity Bank Branch
                                                                                                           Managers
5     12 10/14/2004    A. Support   Wayne Wallace of Raytheon concurred with the urgency of the Case for Clay Bastian; Salvation Army
                                    Change.                                                                Advisory Board.
6     13 10/15/2004    A. Support   Very excited about plan. They are willing to have us return for more   Suzie Ahlstrand; Cargill Meat
                                    presentations to staff.                                                Solutions.
7     14 10/19/2004    A. Support   They were curious about the 20% migration of Wichita H.S. graduates; Clay Bastian; North YMCA Men's
                                    current state of downtown; what affect the DT Arena would have; how Club
                                    the implementation will work; whether change will happen once the
                                    plan is finalized. They were very receptive and appreciative, but they
                                    didn't offer suggestions for the draft. One member served on the Task
                                    Force.
8     21 10/19/2004    A. Support   Very positive comments about the document. Very eager to understand Suzie Ahlstrand; Chamber Executive
                                    strategies and become involved.                                          Committee
9     22 10/19/2004    A. Support   75 years of age was the youngest in attendance. Interested in statistics Suzie Ahlstrand; Highland House
                                    but joked about dreaming for a 20 year vision.


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                                                                                            Comments Input

          Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
10     23 10/19/2004    A. Support   Enthusiastic, interested and accepting. An individual stated they            Suzie Ahlstrand; Tips Contact Club
                                     believed the faith community should play a large role. Received 2
                                     business cards from individuals willing to be involved in some way.
11     24 10/19/2004    A. Support   The presentation took 1 1/2 hours. They were very excited about the          Suzie Ahlstrand; City of Wichita
                                     document & discussed at length the need for change. They wanted to           Housing Advisory Board
                                     definitely become a vision partner.
12     25 10/19/2004    A. Support   They were awestruck by the Case for Change and the statistics                Suzie Ahlstrand; Wichita Collegiate
                                     presented. Due to the short time allotted for the presentation, there were   School Board
                                     few comments or questions.
13     26 10/18/2004    A. Support   Infrastructure: who is paying for it…good that private investors will be     Beverly Domitrovic; Mead
                                     partnering with local government. Not much input as they are no              Neighborhood Association
                                     focused on the Arena issue. All seemed receptive but, of course, wanted
                                     to review the document in more detail before making specific comments.

14     27 10/21/2004    A. Support   See Input #27 blue sheet for detail.                                         Suzie Ahlstrand; Metropolitan
                                                                                                                  Planning Commission
15     28 10/18/2004    A. Support   They recognized the great need for the Downtown Arena. I estimate 13         Don Blasi; K-State's Alpha Delta Pi
                                     will vote yes. One lady mentioned some art galleries on Commerce St.         Alumnae Sorority.
                                     near the railroad tracks. She hoped the Arena did not destroy them.

16     29 10/21/2004    A. Support   Stressed benchmarks, and the three big needs of Wichita 1) Downtown Don Blasi; Blessed Sacrament Men's
                                     (Convention Hall) Development 2) Diversity in employment, recreation, Club
                                     arts & culture 3) WSU growth & need to bring back football. Group
                                     was positive about all three.
17     30 10/21/2004    A. Support   Thank you for having the vision to put this plan together.            Dena Graham, Marsha Mendenhall;
                                                                                                           SALT Group - Hillside Christian Club

18     30 10/21/2004    A. Support   Wichita should look forward not backward.                                    Dena Graham, Marsha Mendenhall;
                                                                                                                  SALT Group - Hillside Christian Club



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                                                                                             Comments Input

            Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
19     31               A. Support                                                                            Ken Lermax, Wichita
20     32               A. Support                                                                            Patti McDonough, Wichita
21     33               A. Support                                                                            Lynn Loveland, Wichita
22     35 10/20/2004    A. Support   They all expressed interest in and appreciation of the Vision effort.    Novelene Ross; Wichita/Sedgwick
                                                                                                              County Historical Museum Board
23     37               A. Support   It sounds like Visioneering Wichita is focusing on a lot of important    Nancy Bivens, Wichita
                                     issues. Mr. Summers is a very good speaker. I think its wonderful
                                     people will take the time to help the future for Wichita. Thank you very
                                     much!
24     43 10/26/2004    A. Support   Accepting of the report, conservative comments. Council members          Suzie Ahlstrand; Derby City Council
                                     wanted to review the document & consider their participation.
25     44 10/26/2004    A. Support   Very positive. Very interested in leadership issues & citizenry          Suzie Ahlstrand; Kansas Health
                                     engagement.                                                              Foundation
26     48               A. Support                                                                            Leslie Bornowsky, Wichita
27     49 10/24/2004    A. Support   Case for change pp 3-8 statistics; economic development pp 15-15;        Nona Ponder; First Unitarian
                                     education pp 16-18; quality of life pp 20-21. Encouraged group to study Universalist Church
                                     full Draft and to send their comments to Chamber of Commerce as well
                                     as to attend public meetings.
28     51               A. Support   Excellent presentation! I have been in Wichita for 7 years. Part of my   Vicki Chittum, Wichita
                                     frustrations with Wichitans is not wanting to change and this obsession
                                     with wanting ideals and things like they were in the 50's. Diversity
                                     intolerance and racial prejudices have been very upsetting to me also.

29     52 10/27/2004    A. Support   If there is a way, please make certain that the Visioneering Wichita       Christy Calvert; Greenway Alliance
                                     draft document insert in the 11/7 Eagle is such that it is not overlooked.
                                     The '89 plan was inserted in the Comics section of the paper & many
                                     people overlooked it all together.
30     54 10/26/2004    A. Support   Very good information. Good report. Agreement that natives have            Dena Graham; East Wichita Business
                                     worse opinion of Wichita than transplants.                                 Association



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                                                                                             Comments Input

          Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
31     56 10/28/2004    A. Support   Someone sure put a lot to time into writing this report.                   Clay Bastian; Country Overlook
                                                                                                                Neighborhood
32     58 10/25/2004    A. Support   This meeting was crowded with other agenda items. The President told       Novelene Ross; South Sedgwick
                                     me that I could have a greater amount of time at the next monthly          County Democratic Club
                                     meeting Nov. 29.
33     60               A. Support                                                                              Frank Van Ryn, Wichita
34     61 10/27/2004    A. Support   Some good Q & A after the presentation, but no significant input or        Tim Link & Mike Loveland; East
                                     suggestions for change.                                                    Wichita Rotary
35     64 10/26/2004    A. Support   Community needs to change.                                                 Suzie Ahlstrand; Business Industry
                                                                                                                Group
36     64 10/26/2004    A. Support   Very positive about the downtown arena.                                    Suzie Ahlstrand; Business Industry
                                                                                                                Group
37     65               A. Support                                                                              Jenifer Yuza, Wichita
38     77 11/2/2004     A. Support   Very positive feedback.                                                    Suzie Ahlstrand; Chamber
                                                                                                                Ambassadors Committee
39     78 11/2/2004     A. Support   Positive comments - remarks regarding youth leadership & possible          Suzie Ahlstrand; Junior League of
                                     partnership with Junior League priorities.                                 Wichita
40     80 11/2/2004     A. Support   A pretty quiet, though interested group. I am confident they will read     Barbara Chamberlin; Junior League
                                     through the vision document draft. They did ask how the league might       small group meeting
                                     become involved so we discussed the aspect of Vision Partners. With
                                     my experience with the league I suggested they look particularly at
                                     education initiatives and/or family stability.
41     85               A. Support                                                                              Mary Anderson, Wichita
42     87               A. Support   Good presentation.                                                         Janet Amerine, Conway Springs
43     88               A. Support   The document should be professionally formatted.                           David Traster, Wichita
44     89 11/4/2004     A. Support   Early morning breakfast presentation - very little feedback.               Suzie Ahlstrand; Derby Chamber of
                                                                                                                Commerce
45     90 11/4/2004     A. Support   Very interested in becoming a Vision Partner - not sure where they fit it. Suzie Ahlstrand; KU Medical School
                                                                                                                Staff



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                                                                                            Comments Input

            Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
46     91 11/4/2004     A. Support   Very astute group, understand statistics about job growth & implication Suzie Ahlstrand, Harvey Sorensen;
                                     of declining per capita income. Very interested in private sector         Young Presidents Organization
                                     leadership taking lead role.
47     92               A. Support   Except for oversight mentioned (see III.A.1 #92), fabulous effort & plan. Cathy Dulin, Wichita

48     93               A. Support                                                                             Michon Trent, Wichita
49     94               A. Support   This is great.                                                            Kathy Sexton; Junior League of
                                                                                                               Wichita
50     95               A. Support                                                                             Carrie Herman, Wichita
51     96 11/4/2004     A. Support   6-8 had been to meetings & had very positive experiences. Good            Vicki Bergkamp; Communities in
                                     discussion on concepts rather than specifics. Positive energy/good        School Board
                                     motivation.
52    102 10/15/2004    A. Support   Interest especially in Healthcare & Education issues. Members will        Juanita Tate, Linda Black; Health
                                     complete input forms after reviewing draft.                               Careers Coalition
53    104 11/2/2004     A. Support   Overall generally supportive of the vision goal, but questions about      Eric Sexton, Linda Black;
                                     who's responsible.                                                        Unclassified Professional Senate -
                                                                                                               WSU
54    106 10/25/2004    A. Support   Group was very quiet and very attentive. They did not ask many            Don Blasi; Haysville City Council
                                     questions after the presentation. Mayor asked that some yellow sheets     Meeting
                                     be given to the secretary.
55    107 10/27/2004    A. Support   Group was very attentive. They understand well the value of a dynamic     Don Blasi; Vulcan Chemicals
                                     downtown & the need for the downtown convention center. See Input         Salaried Workers
                                     #107 for details.
56    108 10/28/2004    A. Support   Group paid attention. Despite their age there were only four people who   Don Blasi; Catholic Charities Foster
                                     acted somewhat negative. See Input #108 for details.                      Grandparent Program
57    109 10/27/2004    A. Support   Group was very interested & attentive. Asked many questions about the     Don Blasi; Newman University
                                     reasons why the downtown convention center should be built. They          Social Work Class
                                     were interested in the relationship between the downtown convention
                                     center and improving airline passenger service.




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                                                                                            Comments Input

          Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
58    110 11/4/2004     A. Support   Group was quiet and attentive. Very interested in the divorce figures      Don Blasi; Blessed Sacrament Alter
                                     and family stability foundations. Also curious about the damage WSU        Society
                                     and Wichita have endured from no WSU football.
59    111 10/21/2004    A. Support   Very interested in becoming a Vision Partner. This is a group of           Christina Weber; Fisch Haus Studios
                                     architects/artists who live & work at their studio & want to develop
                                     Commerce St. Art District. Desire to give input on arena design etc.

60    112 11/4/2004     A. Support   Very impressed with document & process. Had lots of ideas & will be        Christina Weber; Friends University
                                     submitting lots of forms for feedback. Very interested in being a vision   Marriage & Family Therapy Program
                                     partner.
61    113 10/28/2004    A. Support   Considering being a Vision Partner in the area of Family Stability if it   Christina Weber; Wichita Family
                                     does not require a lot of excessive time. Good input on other              Systems Institute
                                     agencies/institutes we should consider to tap into for funds.
62    115 10/21/2004    A. Support   They were all thrilled about the project & challenged each other to do     Amy Shaw, Jan Hiebert; Greater
                                     their part to contribute to the cause.                                     Wichita CVB Board
63    116 10/22/2004    A. Support   He wanted a preliminary meeting before he spoke with the board             Autumn Heithaus; Director All
                                     members and his staff. See Input #116 for details.                         American Indian Center
64    118 10/23/2004    A. Support   Father Kuykendall is very involved in the Lord's Diner, the homeless;      Autumn Heithaus, Father Andy
                                     and in general, the poor community in Wichita and the surrounding          Kuykendall
                                     towns. See Input #118 for details.
65    119 10/26/2004    A. Support   100% supportive. All 60 will be at the meetings on Nov 22/23rd.            Autumn Heithaus, Senior Services
                                                                                                                Downtown
66    126 10/26/2004    A. Support   Article in News Brief. (School newspaper)                                  Autumn Heithaus, Wichita Paralegal
                                                                                                                Association




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                                                                                             Comments Input

          Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
67    128 11/7/2004     A. Support   Wichita without a doubt is the magnet of the center of the hub of            Bob Courtney, Sumner Co.
                                     economic activity in South Central Kansas. Cities within the region
                                     have been working on strategies to capitalize on what happens in
                                     Wichita for a long time. Wichita businesses are beginning to understand
                                     the value of communities outside of Wichita. The Visioneering process
                                     will be the tool to help us all define our region and how it will function
                                     as a united front. As the vision becomes clear I am sure REAP will play
                                     a large role in accomplishing the strategies set out in the form of plans.


68    134 11/2/2004     A. Support   In general, lots of support & interest.                                      Shari Male; Junior League of Wichita

69    136 10/28/2004    A. Support   Desire to be a Visioneering partner (form attached).                         Shari Male; Butler County Economic
                                                                                                                  Development Board of Directors

70    141 10/18/2004    A. Support   The attendees were very supportive of the overall goals and direction of     Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton, Suzie
                                     the Vision draft. The attendees felt WSU could both contribute to and        Ahlstrand; WSU president, university
                                     benefit from the Visioneering Wichita efforts and are ready to energize      vice presidents and leadership of the
                                     the university however necessary to meet goals set by the citizens.          faculty, unclassified professional
                                                                                                                  staff, classified star and student
                                                                                                                  government.

71    142 10/27/2004    A. Support   The attendees were very supportive of the overall goals and direction of Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton; WSU
                                     the Vision draft. The attendees felt WSU could both contribute to and    President Student Government
                                     benefit from the Visioneering Wichita efforts and are ready to energize Association
                                     the university however necessary to meet goals set by the citizens.




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                                                                                              Comments Input

            Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
72    143 10/26/2004    A. Support   The attendees were very supportive of the overall goals and direction of Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton; WSU
                                     the Vision draft. The attendees felt WSU could both contribute to and    Council of Deans
                                     benefit from the Visioneering Wichita efforts and are ready to energize
                                     the university however necessary to meet goals set by the citizens. No
                                     questions were raised regarding specific key benchmarks or strategies
                                     during the presentation.
73    144 10/19/2004    A. Support   The presentation was well accepted. The general consensus was that          Faith Tucker; Benton Elementary
                                     Visioneering was the right strategy and they were glad work was             School Site Council
                                     underway.
74    148 11/8/2004     A. Support   I had 20 minutes, so it was hard to cover - lots of questions.              Chuck Chipman; Civitan
75    153 11/4/2004     A. Support   They have agreed to become a partner of Visioneering Wichita. Marce         Kathy Ballew, Tour Butler
                                     Brewer, President of Tour Butler, took the form to complete and will be
                                     sending this in to you.
76    158 11/1/2004     A. Support   There was not time for discussion. However the board president Melvin       Novelene Ross; Kauffmann Museum
                                     Epp expressed great interest in the museum becoming active in the           Board
                                     Visioneering strategies.
77    159 11/9/2004     A. Support   Had no questions! Had several people tell me thanks for coming.             Gary Curmode; MAFB personnel
78    172               A. Support   Thank you for coming to the Returning Offender Support Coalition.           Judy Schaben, Wichita
79    175               A. Support                                                                               Sarah Wamsley, Wichita
80    178               A. Support   I didn't attend but I read the proposal. Overall it was good, but I had a   Julie Cornett, Wichita
                                     few suggestions.
81    185               A. Support                                                                               Marty Weeks, Wichita
82    186               A. Support                                                                               Lois & Bill Atkison, Wichita
83    187               A. Support   Congratulations on a great project and plan!                                George Heinrich
84    189 11/6/2004     A. Support   Many persons were positive & complementary.                                 Denise Sherman; Carl Brewer - City
                                                                                                                 Councilman - District 1 Monthly
                                                                                                                 Meeting
85    190 11/9/2004     A. Support   Several comments that this provided a much better understanding that        Dave Unruh, Morris Dunlap; WIBA
                                     we all can be involved.
86    191               A. Support                                                                               Candace Bevan, Wichita


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                                                                                         Comments Input

             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
 87    194              A. Support                                                                           Ron Lee, Wichita
 88    195              A. Support                                                                           Pete Schaysforman, Wichita
 89    196              A. Support                                                                           Gary E. Fair, Bentley
 90    197              A. Support                                                                           Chris Bennett, Wichita
 91    198              A. Support                                                                           Katie Sparks
 92    199              A. Support                                                                           John Weber, Wichita
 93    200              A. Support                                                                           Floyd Walpole, Wichita
 94    201              A. Support                                                                           Phil Brumbaugh, Wichita
 95    202              A. Support                                                                           Melissa ?, Wichita
 96    203              A. Support                                                                           Charlie Moon, Wichita
 97    204              A. Support                                                                           Frank Cyr, Wichita
 98    206 11/9/2004    A. Support   The group was very receptive to the presentation, although most had not Curtis Richardson; Boeing Ed Wells
                                     read the draft thoroughly at the time of the presentations.             Initiative (Engineers at Large)

 99    207 11/8/2004    A. Support   The men were very receptive to the presentation, although most had not Curtis Richardson; Sigma Phi Epsilon
                                     read the draft thoroughly at the time of the presentation.             Fraternity at WSU
100    213 11/8/2004    A. Support   Plan to attend Nov. 22 meeting as a group.                             Shelbye Wagner; Wichita Promise
                                                                                                            Youth Council
101    218              A. Support                                                                          Dr. & Mrs. Ernest W. Crow, Wichita

102    221              A. Support                                                                                Jill Pot, Wichita
103    224              A. Support   We would like to commend you for the extensive planning that has gone Dave and Sharon Hewitt, Goddard
                                     into this project and the accessibility to the public that you have offered.

104    228              A. Support   Encouraging to hear these senior citizens ask how they can support the Denny Bender; Larksfield Place
                                     objectives of Visioneering Wichita. The group held a resident's meeting
                                     following my presentation to discuss next steps.




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                                                                                             Comments Input

           Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
105    235 11/15/2004    A. Support   Very positive response. The board voted to "explore" the possibility of     Novelene Ross; Friends of the
                                      becoming a Visioneering Partner in conjunction with members of the          Wichita Art Museum Board
                                      WAM Trustee Board and WAM Staff. They do want to participate but
                                      want more time to read the draft & discuss it.
106    236 11/5/2004     A. Support   Thought the plan was very comprehensive.                                    Suzie Ahlstrand; Sullivan Higdon &
                                                                                                                  Sink
107    237 11/9/2004     A. Support   Very positive feedback. Many attendees had heard a presentation.            Suzie Ahlstrand, Eric Engstrom;
                                      Several indicated the bar association or their individual firms should or   Wichita Bar Association
                                      will become vision partners.
108    238 11/11/2004    A. Support   Early morning 7:00 a.m. presentation - most were very accepting of the      Suzie Ahlstrand; Sunrise Rotary West
                                      plan. No questions. Indicated they would sign on as a vision partner.

109    239 11/11/2004    A. Support   Very excited that the community finally has a plan.                       Suzie Ahlstrand, John Jenkins,
                                                                                                                Boeing EXPO program
110    242               A. Support                                                                             Dr. Thomas Millham, Wichita
111    243 11/2/2004     A. Support   Kudos for the regional approach. Is this really going to be the way it is Jacki Vietti; Butler Community
                                      or will Wichita and Sedgwick County carry the weight of all decisions? College Faculty and Staff - El Dorado
                                      (Multiple comments)                                                       Campus
112    244 11/3/2004     A. Support   The trends are a call to action.                                          Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                                                                                                College Faculty and Staff - Andover
                                                                                                                Campus
113    245 11/9/2004     A. Support   The trends call us to action and the key benchmarks are aggressive but Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                      reasonable.                                                               College Board of Trustees
114    246 11/3/2004     A. Support   It's sound to take a regional approach. The demographics and trends       Leann Ellis; El Dorado Rotary Club
                                      issue a call to action.
115    249 11/17/2004    A. Support   Harvey provided update on Phase I. Chamber board made a motion to         Harvey Sorensen; Suzie Ahlstrand;
                                      have the Chamber provide the 2005 management & administrative             Wichita Chamber Board
                                      support for Phase II - collaborative implementation of Visioneering
                                      Wichita.




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                                                                                             Comments Input

             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
116    252 11/16/2004    A. Support   Examples of other communities that have realized these benefits were     Susan Smith, David Warren; Wichita
                                      requested.                                                               Child Guidance Center
117    260               A. Support   I don't think your committee has an easy task but I'm sure most people   Michael Loop, Wichita
                                      support your desire to make our city better.
118    265               A. Support                                                                             Kent A. Meyerhoff, Wichita
119    267               A. Support   Thank you for all your long hours of service --- yes, we want to keep the C.J. Stout, Wichita
                                      young adults here.
120    269               A. Support                                                                             Barbara A. Works, Sedgwick
121    282               A. Support                                                                             David Roberts, Mulvane
122    332               A. Support                                                                             Michael Ramsey, student
123    337               A. Support   I think if Wichita had more non-manufacturing jobs, more recreation,      Amanda Wills, Mulvane, student
                                      arts and culture, a more lively downtown, increased racial harmony,
                                      opportunity and diversity, and a reason and proof for young adults to
                                      say, they would. Then every one would be happier, there would be more
                                      jobs and employees. We would have better, healthier lives and a better
                                      future.
124    344               A. Support                                                                            Trevor Bradfield, Mulvane, student
125    363               A. Support                                                                            Felisha Melton, student
126    369               A. Support                                                                            Ruthann Ralstin, Mulvane, student
127    370               A. Support                                                                            Kristina Nulik, Mulvane, student
128    371               A. Support                                                                            Wyatt Johnson, Mulvane, student
129    373               A. Support                                                                            Emma Keeton, student
130    374               A. Support                                                                            Andrew Titter, student
131    384               A. Support   Thank you for your hard work!                                            Dan Stockemer, Colwich
132    400               A. Support   I enjoyed the presentation and I learned from it. Good luck in your      Jean Hedstrom, Mulvane
                                      activity.
133    402               A. Support   I think the task force has done an admirable (and ambitious) job in      Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      putting this together.
134    408               A. Support   Thank you - I'm glad I understand this vision now.                       Mitzie Hall, Andover
135    409               A. Support                                                                            Nancy Rasmussen, Wichita


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                                                                                            Comments Input

             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                            Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                       Committee
136    502           A. Support                                                                                    Dave Anderson, Wichita
137    503           A. Support                                                                                    Terri Anderson, Wichita
138    509           A. Support                                                                                    Larry G. White, Wichita
139    510           A. Support   Just make sure public meetings continue to be held.                              K.A. Dittmen, Wichita
140    511           A. Support                                                                                    Alex Johnston, Wichita
141    512           A. Support                                                                                    Helen F. Johnston, Wichita
142    422           A. Support   I am going to college in Wichita and want to live here because of my             Jakie Betzen, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  family. I am supportive of any development of Wichita that will help it          student
                                  grow.
143    423           A. Support   I think the plan as a whole sounds really good. I have grown up here and         Stephanie Love, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  I want to come back after college. The Visioneering Wichita would just           student
                                  make life here even better.
144    429           A. Support   If Visioneering Wichita can go through with all that it plans, I think 10        Allison Coser, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  years down the road Wichita would be a nice place to live, carry out my          student
                                  career and raise a family.
145    431           A. Support   Wichita is a fun town only because it isn't as busy or popular as most           Greg Jameson, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  big cities. I would like to stay and live here and improving it would be         student
                                  an excellent idea.
146    432           A. Support   I think it is a good idea but right now that is all it is. I think there needs   Josh Raper, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  to be more specifics. There needs to be come specific organizations              student
                                  working to make this possible. We need financial backing.

147    433           A. Support   Visioneering Wichita is a great idea & hopefully there will be great             Lauren Williams, Kapaun Mt.
                                  progress in the next 20 years.                                                   Carmel; student
148    434           A. Support   I like the visions and strategies on economic development, education,            Diane Nguyen, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  the quality of life, government, infrastructure, and private sector              student
                                  leadership. Since I am a teenager, I think the ideas of developing
                                  downtown amenities and creating thriving neighborhoods that are
                                  ethnically diverse are very good.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
149    442           A. Support   I would like to see Wichita grow.                                          Mandy Kaster; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                             student
150    444           A. Support                                                                              Jennifer Cuevas; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                             student
151    445           A. Support                                                                              Daniel J. O'Donnell; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                             Carmel; student
152    447           A. Support                                                                              Nolan Sobba, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                             student
153    449           A. Support   Wichita is an ok place to live. I do agree that some improvements are      Julie Cook, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  necessary. Also I believe Education is the most important because          student
                                  without education, jobs will not be filled. And without jobs income will
                                  remain low so it will remain impossible to fund entertainment projects
                                  and restaurants.
154    450           A. Support                                                                              Alex Welborn, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                             student
155    457           A. Support                                                                              Ben Reinert, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                             student
156    471           A. Support                                                                              Diana Storm, Wichita
157    472           A. Support                                                                              Jack Storm, Wichita
158    482           A. Support   I am a native Wichita man and my salary does not keep up with              Leo R. Helsel, Jr. Wichita
                                  inflation. I have not been able to take an active part in Visioneering
                                  Wichita because of current commitments. The draft is a good start but
                                  we need to be flexible to meet the needs of the community as well as
                                  growing a vibrant city of desirable living.
159    483           A. Support   Recommendation to session (governing body) to become a Vision              Beth Garrison, Bill Buchanan, Tom
                                  Partner.                                                                   Church; 1st Presbyterian Church
160    486           A. Support   The Chamber role of volunteering, advocacy, and cheerleading, for the      Michael Georges Hagger, Wichita
                                  causes affecting the larger community of four counties in south central
                                  Kansas is sn unprecedented tall order. You are to be commended.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
161    488               A. Support                                                                               Clyve Bailey, Wichita
162    492               A. Support   As director of K-State Research & Extension Sg County, I wanted you         Bev Dunning, Wichita
                                      to know that we could contribute help with present programs in
                                      Education - "Skills & life-long learning", Quality of Life "health care",
                                      "families & youth", "Elderly"; Infrastructure, "Environment & Natural
                                      Resources", "Beautification & Attractiveness". Your draft sounds great!

163    494               A. Support   Don't start over on everything - a lot of this is already being done!       Beth Drescher, Wichita
                                      Identify who is doing it, encourage collaboration, and support what's
                                      already in place.
164    519               A. Support                                                                               Ray Darlington, Wichita
165    521               A. Support   Good work to all participants - thank you!                                  Barbara Malonee, Wichita
166    524               A. Support   General comments; glad the community is doing this.                         Suzie Ahlstrand; Ritchie Management

167    526               A. Support                                                                               Lori Payne, Wichita
168    547 11/22/2004    A. Support   I don't think Visioneering should be a "liberal or conservative"            John Stevens, Wichita
                                      Republican or Democrat paper, but a vision of areas we can all agree on
                                      for the next 20 plus years. Visioneering is important because our MSA
                                      Wichita is too big for a few citizens of vision and needs to include the
                                      majority to agree on issues that affect us the most. If we want our
                                      leaders to push for concepts, then it needs to contain basics we all
                                      consider vital.
169    552               A. Support   Limit the scope of this project. A lot of focus on 4-5 things may be a     Cris Ehselman, Wichita
                                      more effective action plan than a little bit of focus on hundreds of items
                                      listed in your draft plan. By the way, I am glad to see that fluoridating
                                      the water was mentioned.
170    553               A. Support   Thank you for what you are doing.                                          Antoine E. Wakim DDS, Wichita
171    559               A. Support                                                                              Norma J. Smith, Wichita
172    560               A. Support                                                                              Heather Worringten, Augusta, student



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             Date   Foundation:   Input                            Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                        Committee
173    561           A. Support                                    Sarah Dowding, Augusta, student
174    562           A. Support                                    Jori Nold, Augusta, student
175    563           A. Support                                    Amber Spencer, Augusta, student
176    564           A. Support                                    Lucas Conrad, Augusta, student
177    565           A. Support                                    Gabriel Pittman, Augusta, student
178    566           A. Support                                    Lyndsey Martin, Augusta, student
179    567           A. Support                                    Monica Martin, Augusta, student
180    568           A. Support                                    Thomas Boger, Augusta, student
181    569           A. Support                                    Aubrey A. Hess, Augusta, student
182    570           A. Support                                    Erica Meyer, Augusta, student
183    571           A. Support                                    Allison Smith, Augusta, student
184    572           A. Support                                    Ben Myers, Augusta, student
185    573           A. Support   Good job!                        Charles Keefer, Augusta, student
186    574           A. Support                                    Tish Harrington, Augusta, student
187    575           A. Support                                    Toni Resa, Augusta, student
188    576           A. Support                                    Richard L. Brown, Augusta, student

189    577           A. Support                                    Ryan Harris, Augusta, student
190    578           A. Support                                    Kevin Bork, Augusta, student
191    579           A. Support                                    Ruben Siebert, Augusta, student
192    580           A. Support                                    Senee Wollery, Augusta, student
193    581           A. Support                                    Megren Carter, Augusta, student
194    582           A. Support                                    Jamee Farmer, Augusta, student
195    583           A. Support                                    Kelsi Haworth, Augusta, student
196    584           A. Support                                    Alysia Ledgerwood, Augusta, student

197    585           A. Support                                    Dave ?, Augusta, student
198    586           A. Support                                    Daniel Willieruy, Augusta, student
199    587           A. Support                                    Jeff Frazier, Augusta, student
200    588           A. Support                                    Natalie Parrish, Augusta, student


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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
201    589           A. Support                                                                                Vanessa Hamilton, Augusta, student

202    590           A. Support                                                                                Laura Vest, Augusta, student
203    591           A. Support                                                                                A.Z. ?, Augusta, student
204    592           A. Support                                                                                Gretchen Wolf, Augusta, student
205    593           A. Support                                                                                Krystal Wright, Augusta, student
206    594           A. Support                                                                                Andrea Conger, Augusta, student
207    595           A. Support                                                                                Nicole Burk, Augusta, student
208    596           A. Support                                                                                Lucas Shaver, Augusta, student
209    597           A. Support                                                                                Katie Conrady, Augusta, student
210    598           A. Support                                                                                Sarah Fulks, Augusta, student
211    599           A. Support                                                                                Hunter Rowland, Augusta, student
212    600           A. Support                                                                                Brian Boily, Augusta, student
213    601           A. Support                                                                                Abby Nordman, Augusta, student
214    602           A. Support                                                                                Linzee Sparks, Augusta, student
215    603           A. Support                                                                                Ashley Fletcher, Augusta, student
216    604           A. Support                                                                                Brent James, Augusta, student
217    605           A. Support                                                                                Josh Todd, Augusta, student
218    608           A. Support   It's a good idea to inform people about all these things but it's a lot to   Addie Lambing, Augusta, student
                                  take in at once. Maybe it should be done section by sections or another
                                  way to get more people to read it. Most teenagers are not going to read
                                  it just for the information if that who you are tyring to attract and have
                                  stay locally.
219    610           A. Support   I approve & support Visioneering Wichita, but this newspaper needs a         Sarah Young, Augusta, student
                                  little spunk. For high school students, it's hard to get into and stay
                                  focused through it. I had to concentrate extremely hard. Make bold,
                                  valid points that don't need digging into. Spice it up so it's not so dull
                                  and boring. But the plan itself is excellent. Show us teens how it will
                                  affect us point-blank.




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             Date       Foundation:     Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
220    611               A. Support     I think you should add more pictures. Also maybe better captions.            Karen Schauf, Augusta, student
                                        Otherwise it was great!
221    626                A. Support    I don't have any changes, but just a compliment. If I actually had time to   Kristi Oestmann, Augusta, student
                                        read it I would. It look very well put together. Important tables, charts,
                                        and pictures caught my eye.
222    629                A. Support    Sounds good to me ladies and gentlemen. Good job!                            Mike P. Lentz, Augusta, student
223    630                A. Support    I like the ideas, I think they will be good for Wichita and the              Amanda Weems, Augusta, student
                                        surrounding area.
224    631                A. Support    Wichita is ok.                                                           Natalie Cox, Augusta, student
225    632                A. Support    Wichita is ok with me!                                                   Matt Wetzel, Augusta, student
226    633                A. Support    You guys presented this well and are very conscientious.                 Colby Simon, Augusta, student
227    635                A. Support                                                                             Kyle Earhart, Augusta, student
228     69 10/28/2004   B. Non-support Do not come to our group anymore & try to brain wash us.                  no name given, Foster Grandparent
                                                                                                                 Program
229     70 10/28/2004   B. Non-support I suggest you keep your politics to a more appropriate place. As a senior no name given, Foster Grandparent
                                       I would like to have been told what this stupid arena would do for me!! Program

230     71 10/28/2004   B. Non-support Comments on schools, politicians, arena, and more. See Input #71 for    Peter Nolasco, Wichita
                                       details.
231     72 10/28/2004   B. Non-support Skip it - Boeing is up for re-sale and unemployment is in jeopardy. The Airy Smith, Wichita
                                       general population is aging & have no money for extravagancies. If you
                                       build this, we will never even be able to buy one ticket because of the
                                       exorbitant cost.
232     73 10/28/2004   B. Non-support Inappropriate presentation for this group!                              M. Mohr

233     77 11/2/2004    B. Non-support Questioned value of placing insert in Wichita Eagle - too many won't          Suzie Ahlstrand; Chamber
                                       read.                                                                         Ambassadors Committee
234    162 11/8/2004    B. Non-support Felt some ideas we were advancing were old ideas that city/county had         Elena Ingle; Meadowlark
                                       rejected. (Arkansas freight usage, trash, flooding).                          Neighborhood Assn.



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             Date      Foundation: Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
235    177             B. Non-support Focus on improving living standards & quality of life for average       Harold Schlechtweg, Wichita
                                      citizens. E.G. "Economic Development, Business Climate" is the
                                      Chamber of Commerce's selfish program to first cut wages (transfer
                                      wealth from low/middle income to wealthy groups on far east & west
                                      sides). Second cut taxes on higher income & business to again transfer
                                      income from low/middle income to wealthy on far east & west side.
                                      Third get subsidies from government - "public-private" initiatives to
                                      again transfer income from low/middle to wealthy. Fourth eliminate job
                                      safety, environmental regulation to destroy quality of life for working
                                      people. I will do what I can to oppose this. Your plan will further
                                      impoverish this community. Under this plan Kansas = Mississippi


236    181 11/8/2004   B. Non-support One person had very negative comments about entire process. I was told Kim Henning; United Teachers of
                                      she is a state legislator.                                                 Wichita
237    182 11/2/2004   B. Non-support It seems extremely negative.                                               Kim Henning; Junior League of
                                                                                                                 Wichita
238    189 11/6/2004   B. Non-support Some felt that the Visioneering plan lacked true vision. They felt that it Denise Sherman; Carl Brewer - City
                                      is a document with strategies & action steps, but no real/true vision.     Councilman - District 1 Monthly
                                                                                                                 Meeting
239    209             B. Non-support I just read your section in the Wichita Eagle. I have a couple of          Gary Simpson
                                      comments and concerns. First, although, you never come out and say it,
                                      I suspect you wish to use taxpayer dollars in some way to further your
                                      agenda. It is a common ploy of elitists to have meetings to involve some
                                      "common folk" and then pretend that your agenda is democratically
                                      supported. I am sickened by the increasing socialism I see in Wichita...
                                      See Input #209 for details.
240    211             B. Non-support Don't change Wichita - doesn’t need it - just build on our strengths &   Joe Stout, Wichita
                                      enhance Wichita! Ask "why" before we "jump" on some new band
                                      wagon. Bigger is not always better - better is better!




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             Date       Foundation: Input                                                                          Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
241    216              B. Non-support Wichita, after the arena, should have a full scale replica of India's Taj   Adolph Winterskit, Garden City
                                       Mahal and Paris' Eiffel Tower, downtown. It also wouldn't hurt to have
                                       a dozen horse stables downtown, complete with horse manure in the
                                       streets.
242    223 11/10/2004   B. Non-support We are not Okla City, Dallas, nor Kansas City. We are Wichita; we are       Autumn Heithaus, SHRM
                                       not broke so there is nothing to fix! Wichita doesn't need to change; we
                                       just need to enhance! "Tell Mr. Luke that Wichita doesn't want to
                                       change. We like who we are. We just need to enhance."

243    234 11/13/2004   B. Non-support Skepticism expressed about the community's ability to fix things like       Ed Wolverton; American Association
                                       marriage dissolutions.                                                      of University Women
244    259              B. Non-support You pay your city manager & chief of police twice as much as they are       Bill Matzek, Sedgwick, KS
                                       worth. You have drive by shootings. I never intend to live in Wichita
                                       and do not understand why anyone would. You waste more money on
                                       worthless things, like water walk project. With your trigger happy
                                       Wichita thug patrol (police department) I fear for my life when I enter
                                       Wichita city limits. Who would want to live in Wichita?

245    275              B. Non-support Get support form surrounding communities before claiming a stake in         Melanie Miller Garrett, Newton
                                       them - it feels a bit insulting to be usurped without consent (or
                                       agreement).
246    480              B. Non-support Churches declined to have speakers of draft because it did not speak to     Rhea Sloan, Dexter
                                       family values/individual rights etc.




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             Date   Foundation: Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                       Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
247    607          B. Non-support We must use a plan not visions or dreams for the future, especially the Greg Dye, Wichita
                                   elected representatives at the local level of government. The reason can
                                   be made clear by reading the Webster's Dictionary quotes on dreams
                                   and visions. Planning should be used; not visions and dreams or even
                                   speculation gambling with tax payer's money. Because of globalization
                                   manufacturing jobs are leaving the United States. Visions and dreams
                                   will not create jobs that are needed after the students graduate from
                                   college. High-tech jobs are already in the country of India with low pay
                                   to the workers. High paying non-factory jobs that are being proposed,
                                   the question should be because of a right to work state in the weakening
                                   unions. How will we insure that the jobs will pay a living wage, and
                                   who will create these jobs without subsidies and without lowering the
                                   taxes? We must keep in mind that we should remain Nationalists not
                                   Globalists. Nationalism is one of the reasons why people want to come
                                   to America. Visions and dreams will not solve this problem. We should
                                   ask our city council and county commission to think again with a
                                   different mind-set.




248    612          B. Non-support Not quite sure what the who point to this is. Are you just providing facts Matt Hirschfeld, Augusta, student
                                   or do you want people to get involved? All I saw were numbers & facts,
                                   get people's opinions about Wichita in general.
249    614          B. Non-support Hard to understand & read. Boring, good overview of everything but         Leigh Fishet, Augusta, student
                                   would need something to read that won't put me to sleep. Can't just start
                                   reading because it feels like would be jumping into it.
250    615          B. Non-support This is a boring presentation. It looks boring. No one will want to read Margaret Foster, Augusta, student
                                   something that looks boring. Add more pictures and color. No high
                                   school senior wants to read something that loos and reads like a text
                                   book.



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             Date      Foundation: Input                                                                             Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
251    619             B. Non-support It doesn't really matter to me what changes in Wichita because I am            Ashley Welsh, Augusta, student
                                      moving to California.
252    624             B. Non-support I like Wichita as it is. And this newspaper is rather boring and gray. If it   Lisa K. Hoffman, Augusta, student
                                      was colorful, I might be a little more interested.
253    206 11/9/2004    C. Case for Most questions centered around the source of the statistics from the             Curtis Richardson; Boeing Ed Wells
                           Change     Case for Change and how they were derived.                                     Initiative (Engineers at Large)

254    105              C. Case for     We need to change Wichita to some other name for our city.                   Suzie Ahlstrand; KU Medical School
                         Change 1                                                                                    Staff
255    140 11/7/2004    C. Case for     Susie, I read the information in the Eagle today with much interest. I       Patricia Wedel, Wichita
                         Change 1       have four daughters. Three have graduated from WSU with degrees in
                                        Information Systems, (with a job working for AOL in Tucson); English,
                                        (with a Public Relations position in Alexandria, Virginia); and a
                                        Masters of Social Work, (with an HMO Insurance position in New
                                        York). They all left Wichita for more job opportunities and better pay.
                                        My fourth daughter is currently a Freshman at WSU and I would be
                                        very happy to see her stay in Wichita. However, building a downtown
                                        arena won't keep her here. Better job opportunities, seeing
                                        women holding a larger number of the top professional positions, and
                                        better pay may encourage her to stay. We seem to have a good ole boys'
                                        Republican network very much alive and well here! I think anyone who
                                        is on the task force and steering committee should be required to live in
                                        Wichita, or, at least, Sedgwick County. I know for a fact that Kay
                                        Pearson resides in Newton and she owns a home there. I would feel
                                        better if those who are campaigning so publicly for sales tax increases
                                        in our city would be just as effected as I. Thank you for your time.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
256    161               C. Case for   Final draft should replace the Wichita name where ever possible with       Larry Powell, El Dorado
                          Change 1     the word Regional. If you want to use this report to export to the MSA.

257     30 10/21/2004   C. Case for    We are not training young people for current jobs.                         Dena Graham, Marsha Mendenhall;
                         Change 2                                                                                 SALT Group - Hillside Christian Club

258     34              C. Case for    How or why did the MSA get defined? How will the implementation            Clay Bastian; Boeing Wichita Credit
                         Change 2      work? Will there be ongoing meetings after this year? Where else has       Union
                                       Henry Luke worked? What are his success stories? How does DT arena
                                       fit into the Visioneering Process? How have other sites used strategic
                                       planning? The larger MSA population # will really make others notice
                                       Wichita.
259     47 10/27/2004   C. Case for    A theory: if the 80% of young adults that do not leave the community      Clay Bastian; Downtown Lions Club
                         Change 2      have a 50% marriage rate and have 1 or 2 offspring - that will maintain
                                       the net population levels.
260    207 11/8/2004    C. Case for    There was some discussion as to whether their opinions and proposals      Curtis Richardson; Sigma Phi Epsilon
                         Change 2      would be valued because of their age and stature (or lack thereof) in the Fraternity at WSU
                                       community. I assured them that all input is valued and that it appeared
                                       that the Visioneering teams are focused on retaining young people in
                                       Wichita. So in that regard their input would be especially valued.

261    214 11/11/2004   C. Case for    Get more student input (talk to young adults).                             Terry Behrendt, Darren Muci; AAPA
                         Change 2
262    411              C. Case for    How many people, like me, have moved to the area? How much of the          Cameron Carlson, Wichita
                         Change 2      youth migration, is natural? This doesn't seem to be addressed in the
                                       document. See Input #411 for details.
263    420              C. Case for    I plan to leave Wichita for San Diego in order to further my career as a   Becea Fleming, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                         Change 2      marine biologist or oceanographer. Wichita couldn't do anything or         student
                                       change anything to entice me to stay.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
264    421               C. Case for   I don't plan to go to school in Wichita or to come back and work in      Morgan Burns, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                          Change 2     Wichita because it is not big enough for me and I am not willing to wait student
                                       20 years for it to grow and expand.
265    425              C. Case for    I do not plan on living in Wichita because my future job plans involve   Allie Santiago, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                         Change 2      the media and mass communication. Wichita does not offer much in this student
                                       line of work compared to Kansas City, etc. I think many youth do not
                                       see a job opportunity here in Wichita. This is why I believe a stronger
                                       focus needs to be put on job growth.
266    427              C. Case for    The reason why I don't want to live in Wichita is because other cities    Tracey Schaut, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                         Change 2      are more interesting with more things to do - amusement parks, hiking     student
                                       or something to do outside, restaurants, shopping. I'd have a better
                                       chance of getting a higher paying job.
267    433              C. Case for    The reason I am not planning to stay here is because I plan to start a    Lauren Williams, Kapaun Mt.
                         Change 2      business of some sort & I'm not sure how well it would do in Wichita.     Carmel; student

268    461              C. Case for    Try to target to the younger people for they are the future of Wichita.    Maggie Howell, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                         Change 2                                                                                 student
269    464              C. Case for    I think parts of Visioneering Wichita should be aimed at showing young Sarah Freisen, Newton
                         Change 2      people the real benefits of staying in Wichita (jobs, friendly people,
                                       affordable housing, great education, education opportunities, etc.). See
                                       Input #465 for details.
270    484              C. Case for    If you are interested in retaining young people, consider also the social Angela Claney, Wichita
                         Change 2      values they are leaving behind. Do they feel like no one else here is
                                       "like" them or that they don't "fit in" with our "conservative" white-male
                                       dominated community. See Input #484 for details.
271    537 11/23/2004   C. Case for    Point #2 - utilize skills of those unemployed, don't focus just on non-    Community Meeting East High
                         Change 2      manufacturing - need to emphasize manufacturing. Training programs -
                                       needs to be coordinated & organized. Jobs needed now & future skills
                                       needed in 2 years.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
272     76 10/12/2004    C. Case for   One comment that the per capita income chart likely tied to the cost per Ed Wolverton; Building Owners and
                          Change 3     barrel of oil - i.e. a relationship between the production of oil and gas in Managers Association
                                       Kansas to region's overall economic performance.
273    103              C. Case for    If manufacturing jobs are the focus, manufacturing training should be        Frieda Weis, Salina
                         Change 3      measured & a part of the plan - don't bury it in education.
274    206 11/9/2004    C. Case for    There was also some concern as to why there were no statistics given as Curtis Richardson; Boeing Ed Wells
                         Change 3      a comparison for tax structure between Wichita and its peer                  Initiative (Engineers at Large)
                                       communities, as that might heavily influence business opportunities and
                                       quality of life.
275    255 11/16/2004   C. Case for    It seems that Wichita can only attract jobs that pay below the national      Kee Claar; MR & D Manufacturing
                         Change 3      average. It is difficult to get excited about bringing jobs to the area that Support
                                       pay below averages. Also, what company would bring jobs to Wichita
                                       and pay above the national average? This appears to be a dilemma.

276    357              C. Case for    Wichita needs more non-commercial jobs so that people with other         Brandon Songster, Mulvane, student
                         Change 3      skills have a chance at helping out in their community.
277    360              C. Case for    I think that we should have more jobs that allow younger people to       James Jacobs, Mulvane, student
                         Change 3      work there so we have more opportunities to help our community.
278    361              C. Case for    To attract more people to Wichita, I think Wichita needs more jobs.      Michael Brown, Mulvane, student
                         Change 3
279    362              C. Case for    We need more jobs for people so they can work to support their           Alisha Lyons, Mulvane, student
                         Change 3      families. We need more doctors to work in the hospitals.
280    364              C. Case for    We should have higher paying jobs and bigger job companies that pay      Tanner Mead, Mulvane, student
                         Change 3      more money.
281    365              C. Case for    We have a bad history of keeping businesses already, and with a 1 cent   Devon Miller, Derby, student
                         Change 3      sales tax being added, some stores might have more trouble getting
                                       customers. We need to create even more non-manufacturing jobs.

282    368              C. Case for    We should pay more for jobs.                                             Emily Chace, Mulvane, student
                         Change 3


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             Date   Foundation:    Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
283    375           C. Case for   Make more jobs, so families don't have to work double shift.              Corey Aldershef, Mulvane, student
                      Change 3
284    376           C. Case for   Wichita needs jobs that pay more than 8 to 10 dollars an hour.            Josh Schulke, Mulvane, student
                      Change 3
285    377           C. Case for   Get more higher paying jobs.                                              Erin Rogers, Mulvane, student
                      Change 3
286    399           C. Case for   They thought the figures on job growth and income was discerning.           Margarita LaFarelle Hunt, Eldercare
                      Change 3                                                                                 Connections
287    416           C. Case for   Wichita does not offer as many job opportunities as other major cities. John Huttrup; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                      Change 3                                                                                 student
288    535           C. Case for   "Case for Change" makes a strong point that manufacturing jobs will be Allen Bell, Kansas Systems Builders
                      Change 3     a lesser factor in our future, but any of the solutions seem to be centered Association
                                   around generating higher paying jobs.
289    616          C. Case for    We need to promote annual income for area families as the cost-of-          Colby Sparrow, Augusta, student
                     Change 3      living rises.
290    618          C. Case for    I think some money is spent on too much stuff that doesn't need it. They Stacey Marbut, Augusta, student
                     Change 3      do need more jobs but make them where we need major improvement
                                   not just something like a pretty water walk.
291    277          C. Case for    It is unlikely that we will ever keep up with the per capita income level Wes Britson, Wichita
                     Change 4      as the nation. What is more important is making it more effective for
                                   people to live here than other locations. This can come in many ways
                                   such as the cost of homes, cost of goods, tax burden, etc. See Input #277
                                   for details.
292    346          C. Case for    I would like to change how much money specific jobs get.                  Kelsey Seymore, Mulvane, student
                     Change 4
293    349          C. Case for    More job growth. Plus higher standards for the employment of higher       Steven Schefle, Derby, student
                     Change 4      paying jobs.
294    351          C. Case for    Pay more money for jobs.                                                  Kody Scott, Mulvane, student
                     Change 4



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               Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                            Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
295       27 10/21/2004    C. Case for   Member challenged data on USD 259 percent on economically                  Suzie Ahlstrand; Metropolitan
                            Change 5     disadvantaged.                                                             Planning Commission
296       30 10/21/2004    C. Case for   How is this going to improve the present school system? Stop blaming       Dena Graham, Marsha Mendenhall;
                            Change 5     the school system and have more parental involvement.                      SALT Group - Hillside Christian Club

297       45              C. Case for    Highlight this!                                                            Charlotte Foster, Wichita
                           Change 5
298 103                   C. Case for    Where is your vocational training for the students that stay?              Frieda Weis, Salina
                           Change 5
299    168 11/9/2004      C. Case for    The comparison data for USD 259 and other districts was a concern forTerry Behrendt, Darren Muci;
                           Change 5      some instead of just all school data.                                Wichita Public Schools Executive
                                                                                                              Council
300    219 11/9/2004      C. Case for    Why is Wichita Public Schools segregated from the rest? Why don't we Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                           Change 5      compare our K-12 data to State of Kansas data?                       Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                              Public Schools Board
301    317                C. Case for    Better schools.                                                      Andrea Cotton, Mulvane, student
                           Change 5
302    349                C. Case for    I think that there should be better school education.                      Steven Schefle, Derby, student
                           Change 5
303    487                C. Case for    I can see a basic fault in Visioneering Wichita. No foundation was         Toby Elster, Wichita
                           Change 5      given serious consideration to insure its succes. The weakness is
                                         education .VW founders are taking education for granted that is not so
                                         anymore. People can only see it as a social failure after the fact. The
                                         problem comes from a philosophical mental concept that America is
                                         being educated into. Without going into reasons or causes why it is so,
                                         but what K-12ers are being taught today will determine VW's failure or
                                         success. Consider the reality (factual, it is very true) of the enclosed
                                         article on the NEA and I'll explan the consequences for VW. See Input
                                         #487 for details.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
304    525               C. Case for   The graduation rate of minorities in public schools - referred to website   Denise Sherman; Mil-Aire
                          Change 5     & Chamber for additional info.                                              Neighborhood Association
305     27 10/21/2004    C. Case for   Planning commission member wanted more in depth information on              Suzie Ahlstrand; Metropolitan
                          Change 6     divorce/dissolution chart and statistics/research used to develop           Planning Commission
                                       information.
306     45              C. Case for    Highlight this! Preserve our park land! Only for people purposes, not       Charlotte Foster, Wichita
                         Change 6      cell towers, sewage plants, etc. or schools, or police stations.
307    112 11/4/2004    C. Case for    Felt family stability area needed to address more issues & will submit.     Christina Weber; Friends University
                         Change 6                                                                                  Marriage & Family Therapy Program

308    144 10/19/2004   C. Case for    There was also a lot of surprise over the divorce and out of wedlock        Faith Tucker; Benton Elementary
                         Change 6      birth information. There was a lot of conversation about the value of       School Site Council
                                       arena (mostly supportive).
309    211              C. Case for    No wonder the young leave, no reason to say with their family broken -      Joe Stout, Wichita
                         Change 6      up - family stability is #1 issue.
310    375              C. Case for    Keep the security technology better.                                        Corey Aldershef, Mulvane, student
                         Change 6
311    390              C. Case for    Comment "Wichita divorce rates are because most families have both          Kenneth Peoples, John Jenkins,
                         Change 6      spouses working". Question: do we look at other cities and what they        Delano Business Association
                                       are doing?
312    537 11/23/2004   C. Case for    Family Stability - divorce rates not right.                                 Community Meeting East High
                         Change 6
313    539 11/23/2004   C. Case for    Data is flawed, % of divorce/marriage has no meaning and is totally         Harry Gregory, Wichita
                         Change 6      misleading.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
314    276               C. Case for   There are tables and statistics relating to "downtown" but no definition     Jim Martinson, Wichita
                          Change 7     of what boundaries were used in the analysis. Since Delano is proximate
                                       to downtown Wichita, we believe that we have a tremendous impact on
                                       efforts to improve the downtown area. There is a certain amount of
                                       synergy that is generated by revitalization efforts in Old Town, Delano
                                       and Midtown that will eventually help to bring downtown back to life.
                                       Usually people in downtown consider that it stops at the river, or that it
                                       only encompasses the 67202 area code. Delano tends to be left out
                                       except when it will boost downtown's numbers (such as number of
                                       active businesses, tax base, etc.) So I was wondering if the statistics
                                       included part of or all of Delano, or if Delano is an asset to downtown
                                       development that is unmentioned in the report.


315    404              C. Case for    The definition of downtown should be included in your report if you are      Jim
                         Change 7      using statistics about it.
316    410              C. Case for    Not only downtown - all of Wichita needs to be fixed and cleaned for         Tina Phuong Nguyen, Wichita
                         Change 7      the environment.
317    537 11/23/2004   C. Case for    Stop contractors in zoning wars - need to develop downtown - need to         Community Meeting East High
                         Change 7      get others on board.
318    617              C. Case for    The first graph on topic seven shows what Wichita has downtown but           Robert Leo, Augusta, student
                         Change 7      doesn't show what the rest of the city has to offer. I think we need to do
                                       more to keep people in Wichita area.
319     44 10/26/2004   C. Case for    Wanted information on Arts Culture & Recreation charts - what are the        Suzie Ahlstrand; Kansas Health
                         Change 8      indices.                                                                     Foundation
320    100 11/3/2004    C. Case for    What goes into the Places Rated Almanac scores?                              Clay Bastian; Case New Holland
                         Change 8                                                                                   Manager's Group




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                      Committee
321    206 11/9/2004     C. Case for   There was concern about the inputs for scoring of the Places Rated            Curtis Richardson; Boeing Ed Wells
                          Change 8     Almanac for Arts, Culture & Recreation. Many felt that scoring should         Initiative (Engineers at Large)
                                       be based more on offerings rather than attendance and also that many of
                                       the activities listed are not what people in the area tend to be interested
                                       in. They felt other factors, such as sporting events, amusement parks,
                                       etc., should also be included.
322    210 11/8/2004    C. Case for    How was the Arts/Culture/Recreation score obtained and based on what? John Stevens, Marsha Mendenhall;
                         Change 8                                                                              Schweiter - East
323    233              C. Case for    For more accurate figures about the ranking of Wichita as compared to John D'Angelo
                         Change 8      other cities in the Midwest the committee should reference the Urban
                                       Arts Federation's figures of the top 50 cities in the United States, in
                                       which Wichita is included. What does the ranking score of 52.13%
                                       mean? See Input #233 for details.
324    411              C. Case for    The most problematic piece of the document is the treatment of                Cameron Carlson, Wichita
                         Change 8      Arts/Culture and Recreation as one entity. See Input #411 for details.

325    537 11/23/2004   C. Case for    Arts, Culture, Recreation - lots of arts here - objective look at source.     Community Meeting East High
                         Change 8
326     35 10/20/2004   C. Case for    One board member was surprised that minorities in Wichita had such a          Novelene Ross; Wichita/Sedgwick
                         Change 9      negative perception of the status & treatment of minorities.                  County Historical Museum Board
327    188 10/21/2004   C. Case for    There were questions about how this plan will fit into African American       Denise Sherman; Sigma Pi Phi
                         Change 9      community. Concerns about diversity and leadership in Wichita.                Fraternity

328    240 10/13/2004   C. Case for    Lots of discussion on racial harmony & opportunity. City wants to             Henry Luke, Suzie Ahlstrand; City of
                         Change 9      change their diversity policies & the draft document gives direction for      Wichita Management Team
                                       their changes. Also, provided comments about what was not included -
                                       i.e. fire department. They were encouraged to provide feedback.

329    316              C. Case for    I would like to see people from minorities be put into higher ranking         Jamie Trapp, student
                         Change 9      jobs.


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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
330    405               C. Case for   As a Native American female I concur with comments under Racial           Sheryl Haynes, Wichita
                          Change 9     Harmony, Opp & Div. I see this for myself and my community.

331    525               C. Case for   Diversity & Leadership - would like more info & I directed them to        Denise Sherman; Mil-Aire
                          Change 9     website.                                                                  Neighborhood Association
332    537 11/23/2004    C. Case for   Racial Harmony/Trends scenario/family preservation/employment             Community Meeting East High
                          Change 9     discrimination/enforce laws/+ spirit of laws/enforcement agencies -
                                       SRS - needs to be overhauled.
333    613               C. Case for   I feel that we are trying too hard to make minorities feel equal. They    Cody Nelson, Augusta, student
                          Change 9     have equal rights from the law and are rarely discriminated against. We
                                       do not need to reach out more for racial harmony. Everyone has the
                                       same opportunities, so why reach out to one group.

334    634               C. Case for   Explain the plan for leadership in greater detail.                        Mark Henry, Augusta, student
                         Change 10
335    164              C. Mid-Term    Page 12 change Strategies to Foundations on line 2. Page 13 add           Don Blasi, Wichita
                            Vision     Foundation on line 1. Page 16 add Foundation on line 1. Page 19 add
                                       Foundation on line 1. Page 22 add Foundation on line 1. Page 23 add
                                       Foundation on line 1. Page 26 add Foundation on line 1.
336     79              D. Core Values "Faith in God" - do not know what that means or has to do with            Connie Dietz
                                       community core values - suggest we eliminate this as a core value.
337    104 11/2/2004    D. Core Values There were concerns about the religious/moral statement in the            Eric Sexton, Linda Black;
                                       document.                                                                 Unclassified Professional Senate -
                                                                                                                 WSU




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             Date       Foundation: Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
338    165              D. Core Values I am concerned about the core value of Faith in God. While this may be Lisa Bommer, Derby
                                       a most appropriate value for an individual business or other faith based
                                       institution, I am not convinced that it is appropriate for a city that is
                                       proposing to become a more diverse community that appreciates and
                                       celebrates all individuals who make Wichita their home... The
                                       leadership will need to put aside their personal beliefs and make
                                       decisions that are in alignment with these core values should the
                                       Wichita community adopt them. See Input #165 for details.


339    246 11/3/2004    D. Core Values If it is a regional vision, there appears to be a weighted balance towards    Leann Ellis; El Dorado Rotary Club
                                       the city of Wichita.
340    307              D. Core Values I would like to see some changes in your core values. I agree with all of     Deyana Frey, Peck, student
                                       them but one: the Faith in God one. I believe in God but many of my
                                       friends don't. I think that since this is a community project, faith should
                                       be left out since much debate is given over it.
341    398              D. Core Values Concern that "diversity" was not high in the list of priorities. Who was      Margarita LaFarelle Hunt,
                                       involved in these community meetings?                                         Multiculture Celebration &
                                                                                                                     Education Assoc.
342    484              D. Core Values "Faith in God", "Family Values". True diversity includes race, but also       Angela Claney, Wichita
                                       other factors like religion. Not everyone in our community is a
                                       "Christian". How will you have harmony if you alienate them in your
                                       core values? Are those really "Christian" values? Will they alienate or
                                       denigrate liberal Christians, single mother, or non-traditional families?

343    189 11/6/2004       E. Key        Another person felt that the order of importance of the benchmarks &   Denise Sherman; Carl Brewer - City
                          Benchmark      strategies were incorrect.                                             Councilman - District 1 Monthly
                                                                                                                Meeting
344    248 11/17/2004      E. Key        Comment - it seems like the benchmarks are too much to do all at once; Suzie Ahlstrand; Westar management
                         Benchmarks      it would be better to do one well & then move to the next one.



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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                  Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
345     62                 E. Key     #1 doesn't have a date and it needs one.                               no name given, at a presentation
                        Benchmark 1                                                                          given by Suzie & Harvey.
346     64 10/26/2004      E. Key     Job growth - what are we going to do immediately for job growth?       Suzie Ahlstrand; Business Industry
                        Benchmark 1   There are jobs available right now that are going unfilled.            Group
347    136 10/28/2004      E. Key     Job growth goals need to have specific # of jobs if possible.          Shari Male; Butler County Economic
                        Benchmark 1                                                                          Development Board of Directors

348    275                E. Key    Make sure job need & education opportunities match up.                    Melanie Miller Garrett, Newton
                        Benchmark 1
349    273                E. Key    The benchmark "per capita income" is the leader to resolving many of      Jarrett Sanders, Wichita
                        Benchmark 2 these other issues: job growth, retaining young adults, family stability,
                                    private leadership. Wichita, as a whole, is below pay standards for
                                    equivalent positions in other Midwest cities. Hence, people are going to
                                    migrate to those opportunities/jobs and build their lives and support
                                    those communities. Until non-manufacturing companies step up and be
                                    competitive with similar companies from other states, we, as a town,
                                    will continue to lose those educated young adults, investments, and
                                    donor community... a rejuvenation of "middle-class" to decrease the gap
                                    between "lower" and "middle-class". Competitive wages in Wichita are
                                    not maintaining pace with world wages an advancement.


350    435                E. Key      $144 million annually into downtown is too much money.                 Stephanie Patyk, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                        Benchmark 2                                                                          student
351    467                E. Key      Per Capita Income -the decline must continue if we achieve the job     Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                        Benchmark 2   growth of #1.
352     79                E. Key      Education;PreK-12 - all school districts meet AYP each year. This is   Connie Dietz
                        Benchmark 3   mathematically impossible. No school and/or district will be able to
                                      obtain AYP at some point. Cannot be done. Suggest we don't use this as
                                      the benchmark for PreK-12.




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             Date       Foundation: Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
353     79                 E. Key   Education; Higher Ed - Doesn't make sense; ultimately impossible to        Connie Dietz
                        Benchmark 3 increase 3% each year; you will eventually run out of students - think
                                    about it.
354     83                 E. Key   Education Benchmark - program and degree completion might be an            Jim Means, Wichita
                        Benchmark 3 important statistic to track for technical education and to supplement the
                                    measures of job growth and income. Need to strengthen the
                                    understanding that technical education programs are good building
                                    blocks for 4-year degrees.
355    104 11/2/2004      E. Key    High education key benchmark - slight concerns about reality of growth. Eric Sexton, Linda Black;
                        Benchmark 3                                                                           Unclassified Professional Senate -
                                                                                                              WSU
356    138                E. Key    Emphasis seems to be on 4 year colleges and should be expanded to         Bruce Harris, El Dorado
                        Benchmark 3 include technical and 2 year degrees.
357    141 10/18/2004     E. Key    There was some concern about the appropriateness of the key               Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton, Suzie
                        Benchmark 3 benchmark concerning increased student enrollment at WSU and other Ahlstrand; WSU president, university
                                    metro-area secondary education institutions. The concern was that the vice presidents and leadership of the
                                    benchmark is an internal comparison requiring increased performance       faculty, unclassified professional
                                    based on a previous performance level. All other benchmarks measure staff, classified star and student
                                    performance relative to results in other (peer) communities. In addition, government.
                                    there was concern regarding the magnitude of increased student
                                    enrollment (specifically 3%). No data currently available supports that
                                    this is feasible and a question was posed as to how this figure was
                                    derived. Questions also arose as to what exactly 3% increased
                                    enrollment meant in specific terms: 3% increase in total credit hours,
                                    3% increase in students enrolled, 3% increase in full-time student
                                    enrollment, and also if there was any implication regarding traditional
                                    aged students versus returning students.




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             Date       Foundation: Input                                                                 Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                          Committee
358    166 11/3/2004       E. Key   For purposes of consistency the key benchmarks for higher education   Don Beggs, Wichita
                        Benchmark 3 should be measured against similar external objectives, rather than
                                    against itself. (1) The Wichita MSA will exceed the annual enrollment
                                    growth of college and university students as compared to the MSA's of
                                    Omaha, Tulsa, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City. (2) The Wichita MSA
                                    will exceed the annual growth of federal research dollars as compared
                                    to the MSA's of Omaha, Tulsa, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City.

359    219 11/9/2004      E. Key    Ensure that all schools and districts meet the Kansas Adequate Yearly     Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                        Benchmark 3 Progress Plan each year. Impossible to achieve, need to find some other   Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                    measurement.                                                              Public Schools Board
360    243 11/2/2004      E. Key    Technical education should be more strongly emphasized under the          Jacki Vietti; Butler Community
                        Benchmark 3 Education section. It is misleading to separate it out as if it doesn't   College Faculty and Staff - El Dorado
                                    belong in higher education.                                               Campus
361    245 11/9/2004      E. Key    To reference technical education and higher education separately is       Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                        Benchmark 3 short-sighted, particularly when we know that most skill jobs require     College Board of Trustees
                                    some level of technical education at the postsecondary level. It is
                                    misleading to imply that higher education does not include a technical
                                    education facet.
362    247 11/3/2004      E. Key      Why is technical education not more strongly referenced at the          Jackie Vietti; Promote Andover, Inc.
                        Benchmark 3   postsecondary level?
363    275                E. Key      I believe growth will be a problem as long as schools do not improve.   Melanie Miller Garrett, Newton
                        Benchmark 3
364    467                E. Key    Family Stability - the largest urban MSA will by definition have poor  Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                        Benchmark 4 family stability. This benchmark must be changed to show improvement
                                    from current Wichita number - not Kansas numbers.
365      8 10/12/2004     E. Key    Page 11 - is there really a broad based desire to invest (and pay for) Clay Bastian & Tom Roulston;
                        Benchmark 5 $144mm in Downtown?                                                    Wichita Area Builders Association




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             Date       Foundation: Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
366     62                 E. Key   Says increase $144m per year. Does that mean we spend $144m the first       no name given, at a presentation
                        Benchmark 5 year, $288m the second year, $432 the third year? That's the way it         given by Suzie & Harvey.
                                    reads. Or do we mean invest $144m per year?
367    274                 E. Key   The report should quantify the benefits of strong downtown in terms of      John Roper, Wichita
                        Benchmark 5 importing and exporting jobs.
368    499                 E. Key   $144 mil add'l annual investment downtown is unreasonably high.             Mike Burrus, Wichita
                        Benchmark 5
369    467                 E. Key   Downtown development must be changed to core development. Define            Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                        Benchmark 5 the area as Meridian on the west, Harry on the south, Hydraulic on the
                                    east, and 13th on the north. The $144 million annually is a dumb & self
                                    defeating bench mark.
370     27 10/21/2004      E. Key   Expressed desire to rename Key Benchmark on Recreation/Arts/Culture         Suzie Ahlstrand; Metropolitan
                        Benchmark 6 to Quality of Life. Individual felt it would be more easily understood by   Planning Commission
                                    general public.
371    467                 E. Key   Arts etc. - unfortunately you can have a fine city like we already have,    Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                        Benchmark 6 but it will always be boring Kansas.
372     62                 E. Key   Is there a way to measure actual changes in opportunity & advancement       no name given, at a presentation
                        Benchmark 7 rather than just "attitudes" about those things? Benchmark read that the    given by Suzie & Harvey.
                                    measurement instrument is only an "attitude survey".

373    148 11/8/2004      E. Key    The idea of "diversity" hit one person as being wrong - He said we need     Chuck Chipman; Civitan
                        Benchmark 7 to stress "unity" - nothing but English. (It sounded to me like "nothing
                                    but white English").
374    243 11/2/2004      E. Key    Much greater emphasis should be placed on how we can work with the          Jacki Vietti; Butler Community
                        Benchmark 7 rising minority populations to ensure their participation in higher         College Faculty and Staff - El Dorado
                                    education opportunities.                                                    Campus
375    244 11/3/2004      E. Key    The key benchmarks make sense, but there should not be a dichotomy          Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                        Benchmark 7 between technical education and higher education.                           College Faculty and Staff - Andover
                                                                                                                Campus




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
376    274                 E. Key     Inclusiveness needs to be addressed in terms of evangelical movements     John Roper, Wichita
                        Benchmark 7   that separates the lambs from the goats.
377    275                 E. Key     Ensure "minority" involvement is sought & maximized to increase           Melanie Miller Garrett, Newton
                        Benchmark 7   diverse buy-in to the plan.
378    467                 E. Key     This is your best work.                                                   Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                        Benchmark 7
379    467                 E. Key     Leadership should be measured by the degree to which we have              Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                        Benchmark 8   consolidated city/county government & eliminated waste.
380    244 11/3/2004       E. Key     We are working with the NCCJ to help our students and employees           Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                        Benchmark 9   have the tools they need to reach out to the Hispanic and Black           College Faculty and Staff - Andover
                                      populations, so this definitely should be an area of emphasis given the   Campus
                                      demographics for South Central Kansas.
381     57 10/28/2004      I.A.1      How will this help Augusta's economy? Will it bring more business to      Don Checots; Augusta Soroptimist
                                      Augusta?                                                                  Club
382      6 10/12/2004      I.A.1      Compensation in alignment with education.                                 Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                                Business Leadership Committee
383      6 10/12/2004      I.A.1      Jobs here for graduates.                                                  Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                                Business Leadership Committee
384     55 10/27/2004      I.A.1      How does the GWEDC fit into Visioneering Wichita?                         Clay Bastian; Fidelity Bank
                                                                                                                Department Heads
385    146                 I.A.1      I would like to see more part-time jobs for adults between the ages of 35 Janice Lewis, Wichita
                                      to 65 who would like to work and are on disability. And I have a
                                      teenager I am supporting on disability and need to find part-time work
                                      to make ends meet. Where are and who will hire us to work?

386    226                 I.A.1      I think some gambling would bring more money to Wichita.                 Ryan Hansen, Wichita
387    260                 I.A.1      When I drive thru the downtown I'm impressed by the skyline of the city. Michael Loop, Wichita

388    271                 I.A.1      We need a large factory to build other products that will employee        Greg Dye, Wichita
                                      6,000 people.


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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
389    305              I.A.1     More jobs for the community. The government to get more people off          Elexs Schmidt, Mulvane, student
                                  the street then use the money on education & stuff like that.
390    313             I.A.1      We also need more jobs and hopefully Boeing won't sell. If it does then     Devan Redington, student
                                  a lot of jobs could be lost.
391    314             I.A.1      That they get some big businesses.                                          Chase ?, student
392    323             I.A.1      More business which in turn creates more jobs.                              Tas Allen, Mulvane, student
393    322             I.A.1      We need to create more jobs and have higher pay to make people want         Abraham White, Mulvane, student
                                  to work in Kansas.
394    329             I.A.1      They should also increase the amount of jobs as well as pay.                Kyle Walls, Mulvane, student
395    331             I.A.1      I would like to have a lot better jobs than we have now. And a lot better   Aaron Elark, Mulvane, student
                                  city to please help us.
396    356             I.A.1      I think that it is needed for Wichita to grow because the jobs that we      Chris Wall, Mulvane, student
                                  have can't support a big family.
397    358             I.A.1      More jobs for people and better ones.                                       Jessica Coffey, Mulvane, student
398    359             I.A.1      More job opportunities                                                      Amanda Burrell, Mulvane, student
399    366             I.A.1      I suggest that for the jobs, to make more of them. Start new businesses     Aleighnna Gamblin, Mulvane, student
                                  & quit laying off people.
400    367             I.A.1      Create more jobs for people without high degrees.                           Brenten Higgins, Mulvane, student
401    315             I.A.1      More jobs for everyone.                                                     Lauren Johnston, Mulvane, student
402    306             I.A.1      Create more interesting jobs.                                               Crystal Simmons, student
403    328             I.A.1      Have more jobs available for lower class citizens and middle class          Lindsay Mills, Derby, student
                                  citizens.
404    505             I.A.1      Let's make sure existing business don't run potential businesses out of     Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
                                  town due to resource issues like aircraft companies did to Saturn.

405    517             I.A.1      There is no strategy on retaining jobs that are being outsourced.           Community Meeting North High
406    517             I.A.1      We should attract those companies that are located in natural disater       Community Meeting North High
                                  zones; i.e. hurricanes.
407    455             I.A.1      Bring other large companies only seen in bigger cities.                     Megan Sladky, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                              student


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
408    473                  I.A.1     Designer checks for business & downtown as well as city landmarks.          Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                      Income generated from sell of checks could bring revenue. Designer
                                      lunch sacks - with city slogan, logo - again revenue. Make a Wichita
                                      monopoly game. Broadview - ticker type tape on top of building (like
                                      NBC - Madison Sq. Garden) with news of the day or who's been in
                                      Wichita this week.
409    482                 I.A.1      I would like to see Wichita get diversified manufacturing. We chased        Leo R. Helsel, Jr. Wichita
                                      off the Chrysler Assy plant, we voted down Coal Gasification plant.

410    439                 I.A.1      I would focus on jobs, the more you can bring in & the better high          Katie Siedhoff; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      paying they are the more the economy is bettered.                           student
411     18                 I.A.2      El Dorado has a refinery - seems feasible to bring it back on line.         Thomas Wilhite, Derby
                                      Augusta has issues that need cleaned up with the old Texaco refinery.
                                      Butler Co. still has a lot of oil and with proper incentives could have a
                                      bright future. Rock quarry - Butler Co. has a lot of limestone. See
                                      Input #18 for more details.
412     36 10/26/2004      I.A.2      Concerned with number of employees retiring and need to replace them. Randy Summers; Mid-America
                                                                                                                Credit Union
413    187                 I.A.2      One very important resource that I believe would greatly help your        George Heinrich
                                      project is the contribution that professional societies can provide-
                                      particularly through certification programs (education A and B plus
                                      economic development A 1 and 3). See Input #187 for details.
414    225                 I.A.2      Try to keep Boeing here but if that is not possible then we need to       Luke Kidwell, Wichita
                                      improve what we have. Example Cessna, Koch, Coleman will provide
                                      more business.
415    239 11/11/2004      I.A.2      Interested in retaining manufacturing jobs and utilization of engineering Suzie Ahlstrand, John Jenkins,
                                      societies & their expertise.                                              Boeing EXPO program
416    324                 I.A.2      There should be more people working.                                      Alicia Baxter, Haysville, student
417    326                 I.A.2      I think they should not move the jobs out of town.                        Brandie Mabie, Mulvane, student



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             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
418    501                 I.A.2     Why are we losing Delta Dental, a Wichita based dental insurance          Jerry Winkelman, Wichita
                                     company, to the suburbs?
419    505                I.A.2      Expand Sheplers to be like Bass Pro.                                        Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
420    505                I.A.2      Keep jobs in Kansas. What can we do to keep work here?                      Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
421    473                I.A.2      Plan strategies before businesses have to close in Wichita. Let them        Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                     know how much we want them to stay. The competition is so
                                     competitive. It's hard for them to stay if they are not making a profit. If
                                     other businesses saw how much we cared and did something about their
                                     future.
422    534                I.A.2      As a business owner, I am concerned that the benchmarks as set forth by Roger Scholfield, Wichita
                                     this draft seem to go directly against another Chamber report listing the
                                     top factors businesses use in choosing a site. See Input #534 for list. (1)
                                     Wichita needs to develop a large industrial park and offer free land and
                                     tax incentives to prospective businesses. (2) Wichita needs to look at
                                     the current time-frame for the completion of Kellogg and other projects.
                                     This project is taking way too long and the perception to any new
                                     business coming to town would be one of it is difficult to navigate
                                     around Wichita. (3) The automotive industry should be looked at more
                                     heavily. Honda, Toyota and other import manufacturers are all building
                                     plants or completed plants in places like Alabama, Kentucky and
                                     Tennessee. With our labor force, we could be a key attraction.




423    100 11/3/2004      I.A.3      When recruiting professionals, they like the position and employer,      Clay Bastian; Case New Holland
                                     when they hear it's Wichita the enthusiasm goes away. People in the rest Manager's Group
                                     of the country don't have any image of Wichita; they don't have any idea
                                     how livable it is, how easy it is to get around.




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             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
424    130 11/7/2004       I.A.3     I'm 33 years old and NO ONE that I know in Wichita my age and                 Michael Nolan, Wichita
                                     younger has any desire to stay in the area. Running our taxes through
                                     the roof to build a lake, arena, football team, transportation system, etc,
                                     isn't going to do anything but run us off more quickly. How are we
                                     going to market Wichita to others? I've lived here all my life and I'm not
                                     sold.
425    243                I.A.3      Wichita is a great city for us who live here as are hundreds of other        Sue Betel, Derby
                                     cities in the U.S., but, it is NOT a destination city nor will it be without
                                     something unique to draw people. Wichita - Air Capital of the World is
                                     a huge one-of-a-kind draw that could have a much larger impact & draw
                                     of people from across the globe if this city would focus on doing some
                                     type of museum, hands-on-type of activities, exciting things to capture
                                     people's attention. See Input #243 for details.


426    260                I.A.3      We have to sell the sizzle of this town not just the town.             Michael Loop, Wichita
427    548                I.A.3      An apporpriate logo would include the Keeper of the Plains, which is   Ken Short
                                     perhaps the most unique indigenous symbol ever created in/for Wichita.

428    504                I.A.3      Marketing Wichita to outsiders - why don't we capitalize on the world         Othal D. vrana, Wichita
                                     known name "Wizard of Oz"?
429    505                I.A.3      Kansas has more golf courses than most states. Let's use these to draw        Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
                                     people to Kansas.
430    473                I.A.3      Image & Marketing slogan - "It's a Beautiful City. Come See Why".             Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                     Show the land marks - who visited Wichita - entrepreneurs that were
                                     birthed in this town. "Yes I can - you can too". Love this town. A city
                                     that cares and loves its people. See Input #473 for details.

431    486                I.A.3      Community marketing at the local/national/global level and government Michael Georges Hagger, Wichita
                                     relations are major key issues that have been and are worked hard in all
                                     100 metropolitan areas across our country.


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
432    521                  I.A.3     So much to offer to visitors & residents of Wichita is in place - we need Barbara Malonee, Wichita
                                      a super talented marketing person to change the language we use to
                                      describe our city with fresh phrases that will appeal to our youth - no
                                      more "quality of life" repetition - it sounds stuffy after a while.

433    537 11/23/2004      I.A.3      Logo - utilize Keeper of the Plains.                                         Community Meeting East High
434     41                 I.A.4      The only suggestions that I have at this time is to keep looking.            Shirlene Jocobs-Burleson, Augusta
                                      Although we have had businesses move out of our communities, we
                                      have also had businesses move in. Those businesses look at location,
                                      cost, ease of travel, education statistics. They have evaluated that being
                                      centrally located and yet still traveling reduces some cost consumption.
                                      The State of Kansas is gradually becoming the outlet to other states.
                                      Kansas has a more appealing living environment and yet can produce a
                                      centralized location for ease of travel to California, New York Texas,
                                      Florida, etc.

435    100 11/3/2004       I.A.4      Visioneering shouldn't emphasize trying to get new manufacturing to          Clay Bastian; Case New Holland
                                      come to Wichita. We're stuck in a rut, having to compete with aircraft       Manager's Group
                                      wages that aren't realistic for our industry.
436    129 11/7/2004       I.A.4      I believe that the Visioneering Wichita Economic Development Vision          Casey Larsen, Wichita
                                      should include the development of new and existing electronics
                                      industries. This would bring new dollars to Wichita and diversify our
                                      economy.
437    136 10/28/2004      I.A.4      Add health care to job group (industry list) page 14 #4.                     Shari Male; Butler County Economic
                                                                                                                   Development Board of Directors

438    137                 I.A.4      Add health care as a cluster to create and sustain high demand, high         Jackie Vietti, El Dorado
                                      wage jobs.
439    138                 I.A.4      Add health care to strategies I-4.                                           Bruce Harris, El Dorado
440    139                 I.A.4      Space travel vehicles.                                                       Gary Hamilton, Wichita



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             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
441    139                 I.A.4     Health services.                                                         Gary Hamilton, Wichita
442    154 11/8/2004       I.A.4     He doesn't see anything in health field about looking for more jobs. Via Max Eball, phone call
                                     Christi has a book of activities completed last year. They are trying to
                                     be the #1 health provider in the U.S. This needs to be supported.


443    161                I.A.4      Add bio science to the diversification matrix as the state is planning to Larry Powell, El Dorado
                                     spend millions over the next 15 years in this area. Also more on tourism.

444    233                I.A.4      They should not overlook the impact of the creative industry. With          John D'Angelo
                                     nearly 33 million people working for arts business across the country -
                                     arts education is a critical tool in fueling the creative industries with
                                     arts-trained workers as well as new arts consumers. See Input #233 for
                                     details.
445    243 11/2/2004      I.A.4      The economic clusters should be expanded to include health care and         Jacki Vietti; Butler Community
                                     information technology.                                                     College Faculty and Staff - El Dorado
                                                                                                                 Campus
446    244 11/3/2004      I.A.4      We should develop our training programs based upon the economic             Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                     clusters. Why isn't health care included?                                   College Faculty and Staff - Andover
                                                                                                                 Campus
447    245 11/9/2004      I.A.4      Agriculture needs to be included in the economic clusters, particularly     Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                     when you consider the eastern part of our service area. Also, Health        College Board of Trustees
                                     Care and Information Technology are two clusters that have the
                                     potential to become expanded and sustained economic bases for our
                                     region.
448    247 11/3/2004      I.A.4      Heath care should definitely be included in the potential economic          Jackie Vietti; Promote Andover, Inc.
                                     clusters.
449    284                I.A.4      Jobs are not paying enough for people to support their families. If you     Lindsey Ring, student
                                     get laid off, then it would be hard to find a job that paid just as much.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
450    303              I.A.4     Be truthful when talking to people about jobs. Try making jobs people        Krissy Holzer, Mulvane, student
                                  will enjoy.
451    312             I.A.4      I want to see more jobs to be created but jobs people want.                  Katherine Welch, student
452    411             I.A.4      The table on page 14 section 4 appears as though the clusters                Cameron Carlson, Wichita
                                  underneath relate to the clusters above it. I think it has something to do
                                  with the gap created by the first box.
453    549             I.A.4      Add the manufacturing of recyclables. This would tie in to Section V,        no name, mailed in from newspaper
                                  E, #3 a recycling plan. If we had a manufacturing plant that could
                                  process our recyclable waste, this would help the community's trash
                                  problem. And it helps the U.S. reduce energy consumption and hence
                                  our dependence on foreign oil. This can also tie in to Secion III, B
                                  because we could use recycled products in our parks and buildings. For
                                  example, "plastic wood" could be used for park benches, trash cans,
                                  walkways at the zoo. Our amusement/theme park could be futuristic
                                  using primarily recycled products.


454    517             I.A.5      We have lots of soybeans/corn here; should do more with ethanol              Community Meeting North High
                                  production.
455    289             I.A.11     I think we should have more sporting events and another mall.                Emily Rocha, Mulvane, student
456                    I.A.11     We need more sporting events & a southeast mall. (We need a mall that        Megan Bryant, Derby, student
                                  Mulvane, Derby, etc. can get to faster).
457    292             I.A.11     I want to see more sports in Wichita. I want to see prices go down so        Eric Hall, Mulvane, student
                                  things aren't so expensive.
458                    I.A.11      I also think that there should be more strip malls.                         Adam Latham, student
459    294             I.A.11     I think Wichita should have more places to shop. There needs to be           Kendra Beusser, Mulvane, student
                                  more free events like celebrity concerts. I think the mall should be
                                  bigger. We need more restaurants in Wichita. Also, the arena should
                                  have a lot of things since we have spent so much money on it.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                 Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                            Committee
460    295             I.A.11     I think that Wichita should build a mall like Town East and Town West Grace Schwemmer, Peck, student
                                  nearer to the smaller towns, I think this mall should have the same
                                  stores as Towne East and West and should also have a theatre. I think
                                  that both of these things should be cheaper than other places.

461    299             I.A.11     I would like to have more sport events.                                   Josh Simonis, Mulvane, student
462    300             I.A.11     I would like to see more malls. I would like bigger malls/taller malls.   Jess Reynolds, Mulvane, student
463    301             I.A.11     More sporting events and concerts.                                        Morgan LeClair, Mulvane, student
464    302             I.A.11     More restaurants, all different types with all different types of food.   Taylor Bell, Mulvane, student
465    303             I.A.11     Make theatres for more entertainment. Build malls for more                Krissy Holzer, Mulvane, student
                                  entertainment and money.
466    308             I.A.11     Another mall.                                                             Chris Stans, student
467    310             I.A.11     I would like a place for people to be able to do stuff and have fun.      Rachael Ott, Mulvane, student
468    313             I.A.11     Things that I would want to see in Wichita is more teenage clothing       Devan Redington, student
                                  stores in the mall.
469    321             I.A.11     Build more shops, clothes stores, more restaurants, swimming pools.       Clint Bosley, Mulvane, student

470    322             I.A.11     Places for people to have fun. We need to think more professional         Abraham White, Mulvane, student
                                  sports teams.
471    330             I.A.11     New restaurants, a bigger & better automotive stores, get a bigger Wal-   Travis Fleming, Mulvane, student
                                  Mart.
472    333             I.A.11     We should have more malls.                                                Fred Stetler, Mulvane, student
473    334             I.A.11     I think there should be a bigger, safer mall.                             Kylie Duncan, Mulvane, student
474    340             I.A.11     Needs to have more sports shops in Wichita.                               Tyler Gilbert, Peck, student
475    341             I.A.11     And there should be a bigger mall with more choices so it will draw       Kyla Ball, Peck, student
                                  people to shop.
476    342             I.A.11     More sport events.                                                        Nichole Hamilton, Mulvane, student
477    343             I.A.11     Our own professional basketball team.                                     Chelsea Reynolds, Mulvane, student

478    349             I.A.11     More entertainment for Wichita.                                           Steven Schefle, Derby, student


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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
479    350             I.A.11     More recreational activities like football games, basketball, and baseball. Tyler Springer, Mulvane, student

480    354             I.A.11     A bigger sporting goods store.                                             Brandon Christian, Mulvane, student

481    357             I.A.11     Wichita needs more attractions. For example remodel the malls and put      Brandon Songster, Mulvane, student
                                  more attractions in them.
482    359             I.A.11     More entertainment                                                         Amanda Burrell, Mulvane, student
483    359             I.A.11     More sport places.                                                         Amanda Burrell, Mulvane, student
484    361             I.A.11     Wichita needs a professional sports team.                                  Michael Brown, Mulvane, student
485    367             I.A.11     We needs more things to do in Wichita. More sporting events.               Brenten Higgins, Mulvane, student
486    375             I.A.11     Make more fun activities so people have more places and it will create     Corey Aldershef, Mulvane, student
                                  more jobs.
487    376             I.A.11     Another recreational thing you could have is a NASA Space Center           Josh Schulke, Mulvane, student
                                  Museum, think big or be quiet.
488    377             I.A.11     We should put a skate park & bigger water park. We need more bowling       Erin Rogers, Mulvane, student
                                  and movies. Friendly people hanging out together.
489    315             I.A.11     Better stores for teens in the mall.                                       Lauren Johnston, Mulvane, student
490    306             I.A.11     Build another mall to attract visitors and people who already live here.   Crystal Simmons, student

491    328             I.A.11     Bring more concerts and theatre productions to Wichita.                Lindsay Mills, Derby, student
492    382             I.A.11     We need somewhere to go - like the plaza. I'm aware you know this, but Joe McGreevy, Wichita
                                  I don't see anything that's going to compare to KCs plaza.

493    383             I.A.11     I think we should bring in a casino.                                       Olivia Forsse, Wichita
494    418             I.A.11     Bring a professional NFL team & NBD team.                                  Eric Stenberger, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                             student
495    424             I.A.11     I would like to see some more places for entertainment, like downtown      Emma Gilkeson, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  but I like this plan and I hope it works out.                              student




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
496    430             I.A.11     Cheesecake factory and other well-known "big city" restaurants.          Marisa Lies, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                           student
497    435             I.A.11     The idea of bringing back WSU football, is a good idea in order to raise Stephanie Patyk, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  money.                                                                   student
498    437             I.A.11     Reestablish the WSU football team to stimulate economy.                  Mark Bastak; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                           student
499    438             I.A.11     Bring back WSU football.                                                 Erin Floyd; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                           student
500    441             I.A.11     A Cheesecake Factory.                                                    Shannon Rogers; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                           Carmel; student
501    442             I.A.11     Cheesecake Factory (like the one in K.C.)                                Mandy Kaster; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                           student
502    446             I.A.11     I would like to see NCAA games at the arena. People will travel          Joe Krsnich; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  hundreds of miles to go to the NCAA tournament game or NIT               student
                                  tournament game.
503    446             I.A.11     I like the new restaurants and hope more come.                            Joe Krsnich; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                            student
504    452             I.A.11     Referring to the Recreation & Arts/Cultural section. I think that a major Jessica Browning, Kapaun Mt.
                                  sports franchise or college program would be tremendously helpful. I      Carmel; student
                                  believe we need an upgrade from the Wranglers, Stealth, and Thunder,
                                  and possibly could bring back football at Wichita State.

505    455             I.A.11     A casino isn't the best idea - that would bring more crime.               Megan Sladky, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                            student
506    456             I.A.11     The idea of a casino is awesome and will bring much attention to          Ryan Bulger, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  Wichita.                                                                  student
507    458             I.A.11     I think if we had more places like the Waterfront. It's nice looking,     Michelle Colbeck, Kapaun Mt.
                                  wisely located, and a fun place to be. I also think a new mall located    Carmel; student
                                  more north would do well. Lots of new food places.



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             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
508    460                I.A.11     We need to continue to attempt to keep up with larger cities. We need       Shawn Kaiser, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                     more upscale restaurants that are known across the U.S.                     student
509    489                I.A.11     I am extremely concerned about the push to put in casino(s) in the Park     Cathleen Smothers, Clearwater
                                     City area. I am so shocked and disappointed that Bob Knight and
                                     Governor support this. How much are they getting from the gambling
                                     lobbyists to do this? We do not need this sort of detriment to our area!!
                                     Look at Kansas City!
510    520                I.A.11     I don't want to see casinos in this area or any place in the state of Irma Darlington, Wichita
                                     Kansas.
511    302                I.A.11     I would like more concerts in Wichita. Maybe even more shopping       Taylor Bell, Mulvane, student
                                     malls.
512    381                I.A.11     I don't think that a casino would be good for Wichita. It might bring Emily Turman, Kechi
                                     more people but probably not because not many people would come for
                                     one casino when they can go to Topeka where there's more casinos.

513    183                 I.B.      I would not necessarily include early care under "education". Child care Anne Maack, Wichita
                                     is indeed a work-force issue. Perhaps it belongs under I. Economic
                                     Development B. Retention where it states"…because of the intense
                                     competition for workforce among communities over the next 30 years
                                     and the shortage of highly skilled workers." We could add "Wichita will
                                     have sufficient infrastructure to allow parents to go to work through
                                     affordable, accessible, high-quality child care. Wichita will be
                                     competitive as an excellent community in which to raise a child."


514    190 11/9/2004       I.B.      Economic development - tied to emphasis on helping local business           Dave Unruh, Morris Dunlap; WIBA
                                     start & grow.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
515    243                  I.B.      After hearing the news for the past week, I am beginning to wonder        Sue Betel, Derby
                                      about the city plan. Why are taxes being used to promote private
                                      enterprise - where only owners will become wealthy - Warren theatre,
                                      restaurants, etc. What concerns me are the taxes the poor & elderly are
                                      paying yet they are not obtaining necessities they require. See Input
                                      #243 for details.
516    517                  I.B.      Second bullet point should be separated, page 14                         Community Meeting North High
517    466                  I.B.      You list "advocate for tort reform". I question what you know and if you Jack Focat, Wichita
                                      know what you are talking about. See Input #466 for details.

518    537 11/23/2004       I.B.      Point #4 - manufacturing align with union officials, city leaders         Community Meeting East High
                                      intervening with unions - can't discipline union employees - 15%
                                      absenteeism at Raytheon.
519    537 11/23/2004       I.B.      Boeing - our productivity is our bonus, some unions are not like that.    Community Meeting East High

520    537 11/23/2004       I.B.      Point #2 - let's not give away the farm - if they receive incentives they Community Meeting East High
                                      need to stay.
521    537 11/23/2004       I.B.      Advocate for Tort Reform - decreasing cost of doing business. Is it a     Community Meeting East High
                                      state issue or federal issue?
522    548                  I.B.      Rather than spend $8 million to bring a bankrupt company to town, put Ken Short
                                      more empahsis on locally grown companies such as the Coleman outlet
                                      store and Sheplers, both world known and unique…and OURS! Build a
                                      downtown facility which can house both.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
523    152 11/7/2007        I.C.1     What steps are being taken to ensure that Wichita is THE EASIEST             Terry Dickey
                                      place in the country to start and grow a business to at least the $500
                                      million level? It is the one thing we probably could do that is unique,
                                      and where we have been successful in the past. Is there a one-stop
                                      office for entrepreneurs that will grease the skids for local bureaucracy?
                                      What kind of private venture capital "enabling" processes could be set
                                      up? How can local tax policy be modified to specifically encourage
                                      entrepreneurship? What besides lip service can we give to growing local
                                      business? You already have a group of local millionaires who have been
                                      successful creating and growing local businesses. Where are their voice
                                      in this process? See Input #152 for additional details.


524    192                 I.C.1      The KSBDC and other programs already provide programs and service            Marcia Stevens, Wichita
                                      that address many of these issues. Please consider working with and
                                      strengthening existing agencies and organizations rather than starting
                                      over.
525    627                 I.C.1      Need more ideas about small business to stay in town.                        Brice Simon, Augusta, student
526    628                 I.C.1      Need more ideas to keep small business in Wichita.                           Nick Huelskamp, Augusta, student
527      6 10/12/2004      I.D.1      Need more variety in tourism & recreation.                                   Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                                   Business Leadership Committee
528    233                 I.D.1      Do not leave out the major impact that the arts and cultural attractions     John D'Angelo
                                      have on tourism. This should be included.
529    517                 I.D.1      Need more sport fields and facilities - could impact family stability        Community Meeting North High
                                      issues.
530    517                 I.D.1      Need more tourism to bring in tax dollars.                                   Community Meeting North High
531    271                 I.D.1      Conventions will not become more prominent because we do not have            Greg Dye, Wichita
                                      what the competition has gambling and free entertainment activities.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
532    468              I.D.1     I think Wichita should look back to see what they learned, and missed,       Dean Warren, Wichita
                                  from the Women's Bowling Tournament. The tourist trade in Wichita
                                  should be expanded by creating Timeshare Apartments (weekly
                                  ownership) in the Old Town area. Museums on the River, Seasonal
                                  Activities. A city bus tour of our highlights with a historian escort. See
                                  Input #468 for details.
533    523             I.D.1      The Nation's best kept secret is Cowtown. Cowtown is a living history        Catherine Leslie, Wichita
                                  experience. See Cowtown as an attraction destination - quit hiding it!

534    534             I.D.1      I feel an extremely important piece of Wichita has been left out of the    Roger Scholfield, Wichita
                                  Visioneering draft. Wichita should embrace our western heritage, not
                                  ignore it or be ashamed of it (i.e. Dodge City). Although Wichita has
                                  many attractions & cultural activities that are as nice as any, that which
                                  is truly unique and world class to Wichita is the potential of Cowtown
                                  and promoting our western heritage. Some ideas: (1) A "Prairie Rose
                                  Supper Club" style program of cowboy musical entertainment and
                                  dining at Cowtown. (2) A "Mosley Street Melodrama" style family
                                  program at Cowtown. (3) Build an indoor arena capable of seating 500-
                                  1500 people for a year long "Wild Wild West Show". (4) Have a world
                                  class Western Art Museum at Cowtown. (5) Somehow incorporate
                                  Cowtown and the Indian Center into one entity.


535    534             I.D.1      My suggestions would include turning the 21st corridor west of        Roger Scholfield, Wichita
                                  Broadway into a "Little Mexico" and along N. Broadway to 21st turning
                                  that stretch into an "Asian Town" area.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
536    534                  I.D.1      For the river downtown, I suggest an evening "lighting of the river." In     Roger Scholfield, Wichita
                                       the middle of the river, running throughout downtown, place a series of
                                       fountains. They would be lighted with various colored lights. They
                                       would come on at a certain time each night and stay on through
                                       midnight. A water and music show, much like the fountains at the
                                       Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas could be constructed. Every hour or every
                                       half hour music would be piped out along the river from specially built
                                       speakers and the fountains would perform a choreographed "show."


537    513                  I.D.2      Wichita has more golf courses per capita than most cities. Investigate       Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                       golf vacations, golf schools, etc. Involve the private as well as public
                                       courses.
538    513                  I.D.2      Entertainment such as the Prairie Rose. Trail rides, wagon trips, dude       Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                       ranches, improved “Old Cowtown” and Mid-American All-Indian
                                       Center. Work with small town museums, and national museums such as
                                       the Smithsonian. The role of Wichita in the oil boom is largely
                                       unknown.
539    513                  I.D.2      The Air Museum should be supported any way possible. Wichita has             Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                       unique niche. People across the nation think airplanes when they hear
                                       Wichita. Take advantage.
540    513                  I.D.2      Kansas has 1st class hunting for prairie chicken, pheasant, quail, turkey,   Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                       and deer. Wichita should support these activities.
541    215 11/12/2004    II.A.Vision   Have an educational system that puts the needs of every child first, that    Joan Heffington, Derby
                                       relaxes the rules so that school is fun to attend.
542    537 11/23/2004    II.A.Vision   change                                                                       Community Meeting East High
543    542 11/23/2004    II.A.Vision   Add: work with legislators to provide levels of funding necessary for        Darren Muci, Wichita
                                       above average education opportunities and ensure that our community is
                                       adequately funded to ensure that our diverse population of students is
                                       served so that they can be successful.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
544     47 10/27/2004       II.A      Wichita/Sedgwick County needs to consolidate all vocational/technical       Clay Bastian; Downtown Lions Club
                                      education in downtown and on the bus route.
545     50                  II.A      Increase opportunities to learn languages primarily English & Spanish -     Carolyn Benitez, Wichita
                                      language center.
546     98                  II.A      Demand a return of money from the state to fund our technical college.      Lyle Brown, Wichita
                                      See Input #98 for details.
547    100 11/3/2004        II.A      Wichita needs to get its act together on technical training - and to get    Clay Bastian; Case New Holland
                                      the State to financially support technical training.                        Manager's Group
548    137                  II.A      Be sure to include postsecondary technical program completers and           Jackie Vietti, El Dorado
                                      associate in applied science graduates in definition of higher education.

549      5 10/11/2004      II.A.      Help drop-outs to obtain a high school diploma or GED and encourage        Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                      their attending technical college.                                         by Catholic Church
550      6 10/12/2004      II.A.      Need technical education system.                                           Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                                 Business Leadership Committee
551      7 10/12/2004      II.A.      Getting very illiterate adults to a point of eligibility for new knowledge Henry Luke & Suzie Ahlstrand;
                                      jobs is a real need.                                                       Wichita Not-for-Profit Chamber of
                                                                                                                 Service
552     67 10/28/2004      II.A.      College needs to be downtown. See Input #67 for details.                   Darrel Thorp, Wichita
553    233                 II.A.      Stress the importance of arts education. This should be interjected in the John D'Angelo
                                      Skills Training and Life Long Learning section. The learning
                                      opportunities provided by arts education provide multiple "skill sets"
                                      that are key elements in jobs requiring creative problem solving.

554    261                 II.A.      I would like to see Arts and Culture (Quality of Life) moved and            Carol Skaggs, Wichita
                                      included in Education as part of life-long learning.
555    324                 II.A.      There should be more schools.                                               Alicia Baxter, Haysville, student
556    513                 II.A.      Leisure time digital training for older adults, in their communities and    Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                      neighborhoods



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             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
557    149 11/8/2004       II.B      I would like to see larger university options for Wichita. For example,       Jeanne Phillips, Wichita
                                     Oklahoma State University is in Stillwater, OK, but it has satellite
                                     campuses in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. I think it would give more
                                     degree options. I really wanted to continue my education and get an
                                     architecture degree, but it would be a 2 or 2 1/2 drive to any accredited
                                     school. If K-State or OSU, gave a local presence, I would do it in a
                                     heartbeat!!
558     84                II.B.1     Get better/more graduate degree programs. Better variety of undergrad.        Christina Cumley, Wichita
                                     See K-State & KSU.
559     99                II.B.1     Encourage the University of Kansas to invest more in Wichita. Include         Brenda Gray, Wichita
                                     KUSM-W in the planning process to address recruitment and retention.
                                     See Input #99 for details.
560    229                II.B.1     Much greater emphasis on technical education.                                 Norman Pullmam, MD, Wichita
561    270                II.B.1     The Wichita Area Technical College's freedom from USD 259 looks               John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                     like a failure. The school, or another for the same purpose, needs to be a
                                     success. It needs serious money and a convincing track record. When I
                                     was involved with the school's attempt to gain Community College
                                     accreditation, the administrative staff was clueless how to proceed, but
                                     didn't know it.
562    272                II.B.1     I believe that it is of the utmost importance for our local universities to   Beth Happen, Wichita
                                     evolve beyond the standard "traditional" degrees. In order to be
                                     competitive in today's industry, we must provide the education needed.
                                     Additionally, it is extremely important to educate our young children
                                     regarding the upcoming job markets. This will help enable them to
                                     begin planning their careers accordingly.




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             Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                            Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
563    277                   II.B.1     We as a community want to expand manufacturing in Wichita since this Wes Britson, Wichita
                                        is where the higher paying jobs are. We can not compete with other
                                        countries on pay scale, so we can only beat them with technology and
                                        be more productive with advanced manufacturing techniques. We have
                                        a University that is on the cutting edge on the aviation front. However,
                                        we have no programs for advanced manufacturing technologies. It
                                        would make more sense for Wichita to invest in creating an advanced
                                        manufacturing program at WSU that would provide industries which
                                        basic research in robotic and automated manufacturing. See Input #277
                                        for details.
564    322                   II.B.1     More major colleges.                                                       Abraham White, Mulvane, student
565    347                   II.B.1     I think that they should build a new college so that in 10 or 20 or even   Courtney R.Murray, Derby, student
                                        30 years from now I, my children, and my children's children have a
                                        nice and decent college to go to.
566    306                   II.B.1     Focus on having young adults stay by providing more, better colleges.      Crystal Simmons, student

567    439                   II.B.1     The more we offer in the means of the Univserity (classes, courses,       Katie Siedhoff; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                        football, etc.) more diversity the better off we are.                     student
568    537 11/23/2004        II.B.1     Wants football back because they can get scholarships. Do a feasibility Community Meeting East High
                                        study on restarting football but don't take money from other departments.

569    537   11/23/2004      II.B.1     Nursing education - decline in numbers.                                    Community Meeting East High
570    537   11/23/2004     II.B.11     School funding is a huge problem.                                          Community Meeting East High
571    517   11/22/2004      II.B.2     Need to encourage college students to stay here.                           Community Meeting North High
572    542   11/23/2004      II.B.2     Add: a) develop strategies to increase the number of intercollegiate       Darren Muci, Wichita
                                        athletic teams that will boost enrollment and foster greater support of
                                        Wichita State University.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
573    515                 II.B.4     Add: universities, including work-study & services-learning programs,    Carla Lee, Wichita
                                      credit-for-life experiences & other non-traditional credit-awarding or
                                      testing for credit options. See Input #515 for details.


574    346                 II.B.5     College less expensive because some people can't afford college.          Kelsey Seymore, Mulvane, student
575    156 11/9/2004        II.C      Add - Increase parental awareness of their rights under Section 504 of    Joan Heffington, Derby
                                      the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to request that ADHD students/students
                                      with disabilities be given additional educational assistance they need to
                                      become successful citizens.
576    183                  II.C      Your table of contents lists: Education Foundation, C PreK-12, D Birth- Anne Maack, Wichita
                                      K. But in the body of the draft "C' is K-12 & "D" is Pre-K. The
                                      discrepancy omits infant and toddler care. While the preschool age
                                      group is vitally important and I am very pleased to see access and
                                      teacher qualifications listed, the infant and toddler age group requires
                                      mention as well.
577    508                 II.C.1     Teach more government civic classes in public schools.                   Rosalie Bradley, Wichita
578    537 11/23/2004      II.C.1     Special ed as far as No Child Left Behind - can that be mentioned?       Community Meeting East High
                                      Transitional planning to help get back into community.
579    270                 II.C.1     Magnet schools may have released USD 259 from adequately funding         John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                      instruction for the "Gifted, Talented and Creative." But the lack of
                                      sound programs for them will deter recruitment of some key personnel
                                      to Wichita, because of concern for their children. The International
                                      Baccalaureate program needs to be expanded and duplicated in all area
                                      high schools to suit a wider public of potential migrants.

580      5 10/11/2004      II.C.1     Improve the graduation rate of Hispanic youth.                           Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                               by Catholic Church




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
581    135 10/21/2004      II.C.1     There were several questions about whether or not research had been      Shari Male; Augusta Chamber of
                                      done about our low graduation rate…how can we implement the              Commerce Board of Directors
                                      strategies to reverse this if no real research has been done to pinpoint
                                      the cause.
582    257 11/17/2004      II.C.1     Integrate technical learning and education into the high schools so that Tim Link; Executive Women
                                      high school students who are not bound for college see tech ed as a        International
                                      viable path for them.
583    257 11/17/2004      II.C.1     Encourage continued collaboration between regional tech ed institutions. Tim Link; Executive Women
                                                                                                                 International
584    329                 II.C.1     I purpose that Wichita really press their students to do good in their     Kyle Walls, Mulvane, student
                                      work. But also check to make sure that the teachers are teaching the
                                      students what they will need to know to do well in other grades and
                                      especially on things like NWEa's and SAT.
585    333                 II.C.1     I suggest that schools should get bigger so more students can be           Fred Stetler, Mulvane, student
                                      enrolled for education.
586    348                 II.C.1     One thing that should be changed in Wichita is the schools. I used to go Ashlea Turner, Peck, student
                                      to school there and we learned easy stuff and it was easy. Know I'm
                                      learning way different stuff, and it's hard for me. Also the schools there
                                      have too much violence in them.
587    349                 II.C.1     Higher educational standards.                                              Steven Schefle, Derby, student
588    351                 II.C.1     Let school get out earlier.                                                Kody Scott, Mulvane, student
589    328                 II.C.1     More money put forth to rural schools. Try to prevent high school          Lindsay Mills, Derby, student
                                      dropouts.
590    392                 II.C.1     Jeanine Phillips would like to see more emphasis on ensuring that          Jan Davis, Gayle Malone,
                                      everyone learns to read to ensure more opportunities for a successful      FUNdamental Learning Center
                                      life.
591    407                 II.C.1     Promote math & science skills as we have done with literacy.               Janice Guice, Wichita
592    541 11/23/2004      II.C.1     Give students better access to physical activity & nutritious food         J.Byrnes-Bennett, Wichita
                                      choices in schools to promote the lifelong skill of health self-care.



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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
593    555                 II.C.1     I am frankly very concerned that a statement or strategy related to          Jeanine Phillips, Wichita
                                      reading is not included within the Visioneering Wichita Statement
                                      Draft. As reading is the cornerstone skill to academic success, it
                                      tremendously affects the success of the campaigns for job growth,
                                      income growth, education, family stability, racial harmony, opportunity
                                      and diversity, as well as leadership listed in the Visioneering Draft. See
                                      Input #555 for details.
594    394                 II.C.2     Streamline the screening/security process for mentors in USD 259 so      Rita S. Linnens, Wichita
                                      that it can happen in a more timely manner.
595    544 11/23/2004      II.C.2     More attention needs to be paid to Special Education (funding, excellent Michele Griffith, Wichita
                                      staff, faculty, paras, equipment, transition planning, community based
                                      training) as a separate category. (i.e.: K-12, Higher Ed).

596    112 11/4/2004       II.C.2     Desired to have a more collaborative & less adversarial tone on the          Christina Weber; Friends University
                                      parts discussing school & parent involvement.                                Marriage & Family Therapy Program

597    180                 II.C.2     How will you develop parent participation & accountability?             Carol Fankhausen, Wichita
598    210 11/8/2004       II.C.2     Get parents involved in education.                                      John Stevens, Marsha Mendenhall;
                                                                                                              Schweiter - East
599    517                 II.C.2     Most important point is eduation foundation.                            Community Meeting North High
600    517 11/22/2004      II.C.2     We are lacking role models for our young people, students need mentors. Community Meeting North High

601    179                 II.C.3     To reward teachers for student success - then do we teachers get to pick Debbie Ehrut, Wichita
                                      our students? Other professions can reject an inferior raw material. As
                                      teachers we instruct all students even those that are not up to par with
                                      others. Why penalize teachers who do not get grade A students?




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
602    180                 II.C.3     Teacher pay is among the lowest in the Midwest - how does this,           Carol Fankhausen, Wichita
                                      document or not, recruit qualified teachers? Healthcare benefits for
                                      USD 259 have decreased. Which teachers does the district wish to
                                      attract or retain?
603    411                 II.C.3     "Hold teachers and administrators accountable" "accountable" to or for Cameron Carlson, Wichita
                                      what? In this statement, it seems condescending toward educators and
                                      sticks out among two otherwise strongly positive thoughts. In many
                                      ways, this may also speak to the fact that the adults who have accepted
                                      the direct responsibility for forming our youth may not have had a lot of
                                      input in the development of this document.

604    513                 II.C.3     The current pay of teachers ensures a poor education of our children in   Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                      the future.
605    181 11/8/2004       II.C.3     How will teachers & administrators be held accountable?                   Kim Henning; United Teachers of
                                                                                                                Wichita
606      4 10/12/2004      II.C.4     Increase Vocational Technical school programs through partnerships        Dan Dalpini
                                      with private industry.
607    219 11/9/2004       II.C.4     "This will assist in meeting No Child Left Behind..". Not so! Everyone    Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                      wants this but it won't work. AYP - there is not enough money for this.   Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                Public Schools Board
608    376                 II.C.4     Children need to see what it is like to do what they want when they       Josh Schulke, Mulvane, student
                                      grow up, more field trips to big businesses.
609    517 11/22/2004      II.C.4     We should have more internships; business partnerships with schools.      Community Meeting North High

610    537 11/23/2004      II.C.4     Good idea.                                                                Community Meeting East High
611    303                 II.C.5     Try making learning fun and educational.                                  Krissy Holzer, Mulvane, student
612    506                 II.C.5     Add a sub-heading a. that says "Promote & support community based         Andy Solter, Wichita
                                      organizations that provide basic character education and discipline
                                      skills development to all elementary school students."




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                  Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                             Committee
613    257 11/17/2004      II.C.7     Concern was expressed over the fact that the current K-12 busing model Tim Link; Executive Women
                                      will get in the way of amplifying the neighborhood focus of schools.   International

614     40                 II.C.7     Unless the city returns to neighborhood public schools, the continued   Damian Jensen, Wichita
                                      relocation of families from Wichita to surrounding communities will
                                      not stop! If Wichita does not address this issue first, the remaining
                                      initiatives focused on urban development will have a very low chance of
                                      success - the neighborhood school must be the foundation of the cities
                                      development plan.
615    168 11/9/2004       II.C.7     Return to neighborhood schools (could be changed to read:                 Terry Behrendt, Darren Muci;
                                      neighborhood schools or choice schools).                                  Wichita Public Schools Executive
                                                                                                                Council
616    219 11/9/2004       II.C.7     Neighborhood schools - what is the data behind this statement? We         Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                      have neighborhood schools, why is this statement included?                Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                Public Schools Board
617    241                 II.C.7     Provide a strong core curriculum at neighborhood elementary schools,      Doris Uhlig, Wichita
                                      with no specialization at the elementary level.
618    211                 II.C.7     Stop school bus program - what a waste of time and $ for all - students   Joe Stout, Wichita
                                      & parents of city.
619    517 11/22/2004     II.C.10     Fine arts in schools, be sure to include it in element schools p. 18      Community Meeting North High
620    517 11/22/2004     II.C.11     Be sure there is adequate funding for schools.                            Community Meeting North High
621    537 11/23/2004     II.C.11     Add "be sure dollars reach the classroom level".                          Community Meeting East High
622    616                II.C.11     As a student I am satisified with schools today but we need an increase   Colby Sparrow, Augusta, student
                                      in public education spending.
623    405                II.C.12     Refer to USD 259 Title VII Indian Education Program.                      Sheryl Haynes, Wichita
624    168 11/9/2004      II.C.13     Reduce amount of documentation (With NCLB and Special Education           Terry Behrendt, Darren Muci;
                                      requirements this may be an item outside of local control).               Wichita Public Schools Executive
                                                                                                                Council
625    411                II.C.13     Does not read correctly.                                                  Cameron Carlson, Wichita



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             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
626    621                II.C.14    College preps is a really good idea. There's not very many out there.      Rachele Cazziano, Augusta, student

627    389               II.C.16     USD 259 schools must improve their image to parents of potential           Don Ablah, Wichita
                                     students on the "school house level". When parents visit Andover,
                                     Goddard, Maize, Collegiate or Independent - to see where their kids
                                     might attend, the principal, etc. roll out the royal carpet - USD 259
                                     schools do little or nothing to encourage potential students to attend
                                     their schools. Are they too busy or ???
628    517               II.C.17     We should concentrate on not only teaching the 3 Rs but also subjects      Community Meeting North High
                                     that improve the quality of life of individuals.
629    133 11/8/2004       II.D      Be sure to include infant and toddler care in the body of the draft. The   Cheryl Dunn
                                     last decade of brain research clearly notes the importance of quality
                                     early care and education for lifelong learning.
630    395                II.D.      Not enough in Education about or for children younger than 5.              Kathy Grier Clark, Parents as
                                                                                                                Teachers Parent Educators
631    405                II.D.      Connect with the early childhood comments offered by USD 259               Sheryl Haynes, Wichita
                                     Parents as Teachers. Make sure that Parent Educators are on-board to do
                                     outreach/service for minority families (Native American included).
                                     Increase PAT home visits with more parent educators and do home
                                     visits to age 4 yrs. at the least. Combine the PAT program (Native
                                     American focus) with the Pre-K-12 Title VII Indian Ed Program - a
                                     collaborative 0-12 yrs program for Native American families. What a
                                     win win!
632    406                II.D.      Develop a specific plan that gears to the preK-12 grade curriculum that    Louisa Arellano, Wichita
                                     models with model examples to promote and enhance a vision for these
                                     students to enhance their skills to give back to their community and
                                     become a pilot program for the Visioneering Wichita program. See
                                     Input #406 for details




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
633    410                  II.D.     Pre-K need to be ready to learn at Kindergarten level. Early young       Tina Phuong Nguyen, Wichita
                                      children under 3 years old (home base) need to improve and develop.

634    517 11/22/2004      II.D.      Low income students don't have basic life education skills; Pre-K needs Community Meeting North High
                                      to support "soft skills"; need broad based community support for this.

635    513                 II.E.1     Partner with local industries for increased taxes to support the industrial Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                      needs. Encourage endowments at the high school level. Encourage
                                      mentoring.
636    517 11/22/2004      II.E.1     We should reach out to other state technical programs; need Wichita         Community Meeting North High
                                      community information at those institutions.
637    483 11/7/2004       II.E.1     Wichita draws from outlying districts - focus & build on that.              Beth Garrison, Bill Buchanan, Tom
                                                                                                                  Church; 1st Presbyterian Church
638    501                 II.E.2     Wichita needs a larger library.                                             Jerry Winkelman, Wichita
639    264                 II.E.3     Libraries are absolutely essential to the strength of these areas - must be Lois Crane, Wichita
                                      adequately funded and staffed. This is definitely a quality of life matter,
                                      and levels the playing field for jobs, and impacts family stability.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
640    280                 II.E.3      The reference to "regional library mission" is specific to the Wichita     Cynthi Berner, Wichita
                                       Public Library although there are numerous public libraries that deliver
                                       service within the MSA. I propose rewording this strategy to something
                                       such as: "Develop and support a network of public library locations that
                                       will ensure the most effective use of resources in the future global,
                                       technology and knowledge area while also providing residents with
                                       convenient access to library services. Encourage libraries to find ways
                                       to serve as community and cultural centers for residents of all ages by
                                       being friendly, extending service hours, coordinating programs,
                                       teaching research skills, offering current technology for those without,
                                       providing family resources for reading readiness, and developing
                                       materials collections that meet the interests and needs of the
                                       community."


641    517 11/22/2004      II.E.3      Need larger downtown library.                                              Community Meeting North High
642    208                 II.E.5      As an overall strategy that involves economic development, education,      Jim Lawing, Wichita
                                       infrastructure and government, we should develop DSL electronic
                                       connections as a basic utility for both residences and businesses.

643      5 10/11/2004      II.E.6      English as a second language for all ages that is accessible and           Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                       affordable. Encourage Hispanic people to learn English                     by Catholic Church
644      5 10/11/2004      II.E.6      Increase opportunities for people to learn Spanish                         Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                                  by Catholic Church
645    156 11/9/2004    III.A.Vision   Add - Be a community that follows the Golden Rule, that does not           Joan Heffington, Derby
                                       discriminate due to socio-economic status, and that seeks truth, justice
                                       and righteousness in all situations in order to correct oppression.

646    215 11/12/2004   III.A.Vision   Be a community that cares about and meets the needs of its people first    Joan Heffington, Derby
                                       and foremost, so that every life is enjoyed to the fullest.
647    537 11/23/2004   III.A.Vision   Vision                                                                     Community Meeting East High


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
648    219 11/9/2004       III.A.1    Why isn't there anything about nursing and allied health training           Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                      programs?                                                                   Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                  Public Schools Board
649    131 11/7/2004       III.A.1    Is there any documented evidence that municipal smoke free policies in      Pat MacDonald
                                      other cities are a detriment to growth and/or prosperity?


650    219 11/9/2004       III.A.1    Fluoridation is in two places, should remove both.                          Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                                                                                                  Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                  Public Schools Board
651    257 11/17/2004      III.A.1    Concern was expressed that there is no mention of care for the elderly.     Tim Link; Executive Women
                                      How will we ensure that our senior citizens have the best possible          International
                                      health care, as well as adequate living and nursing residences?

652    257 11/17/2004      III.A.1    Add a focus on the benefits of alternative health care.                     Tim Link; Executive Women
                                                                                                                  International
653    298                 III.A.1    I think you need more sporting areas. You might have a bigger               Joe Marks, Mulvane, student
                                      playground and parks. Some fishing areas to go to.
654    386                 III.A.1    I would like to see the city somehow sponsor and/or encourage               Laura Parks
                                      nonsmoking bars.
655    399                 III.A.1    This group is focused on better access for seniors and their providers to   Margarita LaFarelle Hunt, Eldercare
                                      healthcare resources.                                                       Connections
656    505                 III.A.1    Rural areas need medical doctors & EMS sustained & maintained.              Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
657    516                 III.A.1    Implement a training or service from nurse practitioners where nursing      Carla Lee, Wichita
                                      education costs are paid & loans repaid by providing services to
                                      Wichita & surrounding areas for indigent patients & vulnerable
                                      populations. Rationale: no mention of nursing or nurse practitioners
                                      anywhere in Health Care or Quality of Life.




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             Date         Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                            Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
658    516                   III.A.1    Develop a nursing commission to address the supply & demand of               Carla Lee, Wichita
                                        qualified nursing staff (professional & technician) to properly staff &
                                        general hospital care, long-term care, & community-based delivery
                                        systems.

659    516                   III.A.1    Not sure what 1st class assessment system is. Change to support the          Carla Lee, Wichita
                                        improvement of accessibility to primary health care for all classes of
                                        people, inlcuding availability of qualified primary care providers.

660    516                   III.A.1    Add to promote disease prevention, health promotion for all cultures.        Carla Lee, Wichita

661    517 11/22/2004        III.A.1    Fluoride - no                                                                Community Meeting North High
662    517 11/22/2004        III.A.1    People need to be healthy, wealthy and wise.                                 Community Meeting North High
663    517 11/22/2004        III.A.1    Need to increase the accessibility, affordability, availability of quality   Community Meeting North High
                                        health care.
664    517 11/22/2004        III.A.1    Increasing numbers of uninsured and underinsured; need to include a          Community Meeting North High
                                        strategy.
665    517   11/22/2004      III.A.1    Need to include community based health, licensed nurses.                     Community Meeting North High
666    517   11/22/2004      III.A.1    Promote disease prevention and health promotion for all cultures.            Community Meeting North High
667    517   11/22/2004      III.A.1    Need to target health technology and acute care.                             Community Meeting North High
668    517   11/22/2004      III.A.1    Primary health care - support for improvements.                              Community Meeting North High
669    473                   III.A.1    Put into motion ideas to make Wichita a health city - walking along the      Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                        river, downtown and bike paths. Blanket the city with promotion of
                                        good health. See Input #473 for details.
670    491                   III.A.1    High cost of medical care, particularly for underinsured. Let's develop      Lary L. Brown, Wichita
                                        plan.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
671    493                 III.A.1    Promote Disease Prevention - Education - Sedgwick County Extension           Jan McMahon, Wichita
                                      Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program can save $8-12 per
                                      hour of teaching nutrition of future health care cost - obesity, diabetes
                                      II, hypertension, low birth weight baby, etc. Need Healthy city - life
                                      style - walking paths to stores not just at parks, walking paths to places
                                      not parks for healthy lifestyle.

672    522                 III.A.1    While frequently alluded to, mental health was mentioned only once in Partica Purers, PhD, Wichita
                                      this report. The poverty rate for children, single women and the high
                                      divorce rate alone should be alarming enough to add the focus of
                                      supporting a strong mental health infrastructure in the schools as well as
                                      the community. While me may boast about Prairie View, in reality we
                                      have very little support for the severely mentally ill, or those in crisis
                                      (who never recover), regardless of their age. It will be important to
                                      examine those service providers who don't focus on early
                                      development/mental/educational needs, for early intervention provides
                                      so many returns later on.


673    537 11/23/2004      III.A.1    Against fluoridation.                                                    Community Meeting East High
674    537 11/23/2004      III.A.1    Health care/dramatically increase the use of technology - could increase Community Meeting East High
                                      health costs if small hospitals use it.

675    537 11/23/2004      III.A.1    Good diet - professional care.                                               Community Meeting East High
676    537 11/23/2004      III.A.1    Bullet 2 - remove junk food from schools.                                    Community Meeting East High




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
677    540 11/23/2004      III.A.1    Omit fluoridation as it conflicts with the public will and undercuts the      Dr. R. Hettrick, Wichita
                                      clean water goal. Seek a way to require any chemical to target humans
                                      via the water supply to be approved by the FDA. Use alternative ways
                                      to deliver fluoride (sodium) to the needy, this protects citizens (allergic
                                      & children under 3) and all from overdose and the ecosystem.


678    541 11/23/2004      III.A.1    Bullets 2 & 3 - remove junk food from schools especially soft drinks.         J.Byrnes-Bennett, Wichita

679     82                 III.A.1    Smoke free martini and wine bars.                                             George Gray, Wichita
680    517 11/22/2004      III.A.2    Should add a stem cell research strategy.                                     Community Meeting North High
681    517 11/22/2004      III.A.2    Medical facilities should be more aggressive in getting grants, i.e.          Community Meeting North High
                                      Nation Institute
682    537 11/23/2004       III.B.    Separate recreation and arts & culture                                        Community Meeting East High
683    296                 III.B.1    In Wichita I would like to see more concerts, plays, and fairs.               Skyliar Crawford, Mulvane, student
684    308                 III.B.1    A water park, a bigger zoo.                                                   Chris Stans, student
685    310                 III.B.1    I would like to see more interesting things in Wichita. I would like more     Rachael Ott, Mulvane, student
                                      buildings and restaurants.
686    318                 III.B.1    A public sporting clays range.                                                Brandon Tootle, Mulvane, student
687      5 10/11/2004      III.B.1    Increase sports opportunities that appeal to Hispanic youth to keep them      Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                      out of trouble. This might include soccer, boxing, etc.                       by Catholic Church
688     16                 III.B.1    We need a top notch motor sports facility that handles drag racing,           Thomas Wilhite, Derby
                                      NASCAR wantabees, dirt track racing, tractor pulls, etc. If the arena
                                      happens make the Coliseum the rodeo and horse showing facility. See
                                      Input #16 for details.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
689     81                 III.B.1    I would like to see Wichita become a more bike friendly community.        Wanda Groves, Goddard
                                      More bike routes for those who want to ride bikes to work. Repave the
                                      bike lane along the river. I moved from Wichita to Goddard so I could
                                      have more places to ride my bike. Drivers out here have been very good
                                      about sharing the road. Wichita needs to educate cars about sharing the
                                      road and make sure commuting bike riders have good connecting paths
                                      or roads.
690    127 11/7/2004       III.B.1    I believe Wichita has the knowledge & resources to support a very good Kenneth Kozzie
                                      air museum if the city would help with finances and a better location,
                                      perhaps along the river. After all this is the Air Capital.
691    167                 III.B.1    The recreational bicycle paths are great but need: auxiliary trails to Donald E. Jackson, Wichita
                                      shopping areas to be more useful; promulgation by signs to major
                                      intersections that a bicycle path is present; promulgation in all
                                      convention literature. Not only bicycle paths but all other forms of
                                      recreations: tennis, walking, professional teams, ice rink, etc.

692    231 11/9/2004       III.B.1    Arts improvement.                                                         Randy Summers, West Optimist Club

693    233                 III.B.1    The arts should be defined in a clearer picture in this section and also  John D'Angelo
                                      defining the difference between arts and recreation. These two areas
                                      should not be lumped into one category. There is already a Cultural plan
                                      in place which should be visited by the group to investigate the need for
                                      its updating or further implementation. See Input #233 for details.

694    235 11/15/2004      III.B.1    Their major objection to draft was having the arts linked with recreation Novelene Ross; Friends of the
                                      instead of with education.                                                Wichita Art Museum Board
695    266                 III.B.1    Considering adding bicycle paths or areas on roadways for use by          Thomas J. Lasater, Wichita
                                      bicycles in the recreation area of the report.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
696    283             III.B.1    I think there should be more recreational things to do. Maybe if there     Susan McDaniel, Mulvane, student
                                  were more things to do and more places to go, the kids might get out
                                  and do more. That could possibly lead to less obesity and health
                                  problems.
697    284             III.B.1    I would like to have more recreational things to do. This is because       Lindsey Ring, student
                                  people are getting unhealthy not getting out of the house and burning
                                  off energy.
698    284             III.B.1    Wichita shows no culture in the whole town. Some people like their         Lindsey Ring, student
                                  religion and I think we should show visitors in this town that we care
                                  about art and culture.
699    285             III.B.1    We need a skate park, a huge skate park like the Washington Street         James Barnes, student
                                  skate park.
700    286             III.B.1    More fun stuff around town. So we don't have to drive a long time to do    Jordan Gosel, Mulvane, student
                                  something. More concerts. More places for little kids to play. And vote
                                  to put a pool in Mulvane.
701    287             III.B.1    I would like to see a Farm Center for animals. And a recreational center   Rodney Sands, Mulvane, student
                                  where anyone under 28 can get in for half price. And somewhere for
                                  arts and culture.
702    288             III.B.1    The city of Wichita needs a place where people can interact with           Kyle ?, Mulvane, student
                                  animals and how to treat them. More family places to go to eat, interact
                                  and safer places to go.
703    290             III.B.1    I think more free concerts or just concerts would make Wichita more        Megan Bryant, Derby, student
                                  fun & exciting for the children (youth).
704    293             III.B.1    I think that there should be more concerts and more ATU racing in the      Adam Latham, student
                                  downtown arena.
705    302             III.B.1    The arena will help with some things. Maybe a gym, like the DRC with       Taylor Bell, Mulvane, student
                                  a pool, basketball court, a volleyball court, maybe even softball cages.

706    309             III.B.1    I would like to see more entertaining shows that happen 5 out of 7 days    Laura Rose, Mulvane, student
                                  in the week. Like in Branson.


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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
707    313             III.B.1    There also needs to be more teenage clubs and no curfew.                    Devan Redington, student
708    324             III.B.1    I think there should be more entertainment.                                 Alicia Baxter, Haysville, student
709    327             III.B.1    A new zoo, a place for little kids to play in their neighborhood, less      Troy Demain, student
                                  money on food.
710    330             III.B.1    Get a new pool, skate park, ice skating.                                    Travis Fleming, Mulvane, student
711    334             III.B.1    More professional teams.                                                    Kylie Duncan, Mulvane, student
712    335             III.B.1    Wichita needs a pro football team.                                          Mitch Landis, Derby, student
713    336             III.B.1    Wichita needs pro sports teams.                                             Shelby Sorensen, student
714    338             III.B.1    They need more sports arenas, art places and another mall.                  Michael Gutzmes, Mulvane, student
715    339             III.B.1    Wichita needs professional football, baseball, hockey and basketball. It    Mitchell Simon, Mulvane, student
                                  also needs a big top 10 college that's good at sports. It also needs a
                                  bunch of famous people in it.
716    340             III.B.1    They need a professional sports team in Wichita.                            Tyler Gilbert, Peck, student
717    351             III.B.1    More Wichita activities.                                                    Kody Scott, Mulvane, student
718    352             III.B.1    Wichita should get more places for activity. I want to go into veterinary   Katie Holladay, Mulvane, student
                                  and I would like places to learn about animals & to see them in person.

719    365             III.B.1    I suggest that we add more public museums.                                  Devon Miller, Derby, student
720    366             III.B.1    Wichita should build more playgrounds & parks & fix up all the boring       Aleighnna Gamblin, Mulvane, student
                                  ones.
721    366             III.B.1    For entertainment, make it more lively, more exciting.                      Aleighnna Gamblin, Mulvane, student

722    372             III.B.1    A couple of new rec centers would also help the economy in both             Daniel Love, Mulvane, student
                                  Mulvane and Wichita due to an increase in jobs.
723    376             III.B.1    Wichita needs some more recreational places, a skate park, more car         Josh Schulke, Mulvane, student
                                  shows. Century II needs a bigger parking lot.
724    378             III.B.1    More advanced museums & safer parks. A more developed zoo &                 Katie Brown, Mulvane, student
                                  observatory.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
725    407                 III.B.1    We need a national attraction like an Amusement Park based on the       Janice Guice, Wichita
                                      Wizard of Oz theme! I know getting approval on this trademark but $
                                      talks and opens doors.
726    505                 III.B.1    Expand Air Museum to be an Air Capital drawn to Wichita.               Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
727    246 11/3/2004       III.B.1    El Dorado has some outstanding recreation and cultural arts            Leann Ellis; El Dorado Rotary Club
                                      programs/events to advance the vision. These should not be overlooked.

728    517 11/22/2004      III.B.1    We should promote an out door ethic.                                    Community Meeting North High
729    418                 III.B.1    Put in a downtown skate park.                                           Eric Stenberger, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                              student
730    419                 III.B.1    I think Wichita should have more entertainment for people to have       Tiffany Truong, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      something to stay here for instead of leaving.                          student
731    430                 III.B.1    There is a major need for increased entertainment options for people    Marisa Lies, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      from 14 - 20.                                                           student
732    436                 III.B.1    Expand number of majors in order to keep students in Wichita. Majors    Patrick Hogan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      in computer science, space technologies and other expanding fields.     student
                                      These programs, though they may exist in a limited form, are not well
                                      known. Also, investing in improving sports programs to gain national
                                      name recognition would increase interest in WSU.

733    441                 III.B.1    More nature trails for biking or walking.                                  Shannon Rogers; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                                 Carmel; student
734    453                 III.B.1    A water park, such as Fantasea, would be a great facility for our city for Chelsea Wamsley; Kapaun Mt.
                                      recreation and entertainment. I voted for the downtown arena for the       Carmel; student
                                      same reason. I feel that Fantasea would be beneficial to our city, they
                                      are attractive to the youth…which is our future!




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
735    462                 III.B.1    On your goals for Recreation, Arts & Culture I think you need to be         Joey Scanga, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      more specific on ideas such as list a big attraction for Arts, like a New   student
                                      Broadway theatre like in New York, or a theme park, though we may
                                      not be ready for six flags just yet.
736    482                 III.B.1    WSU used to have a football team; but now people go to KC to see the        Leo R. Helsel, Jr. Wichita
                                      Chiefs. And also to Oklahoma for OSU. Also we have a small turn out
                                      for the Wranglers but lots of people go to KC for the Royals. What are
                                      we not doing or what are we doing wrong?
737    483                 III.B.1    We need to support existing facilities.                                     Beth Garrison, Bill Buchanan, Tom
                                                                                                                  Church; 1st Presbyterian Church
738    518                 III.B.1    Successful bicycle programs in Chicago and Florida. Also, we have           Dave & Sharon Hewitt, Goddard
                                      spent countless hours and $ mentoring at risk kids. Teens need a safe,
                                      fun place to "hang out". See Input #518 for details.
739    537 11/23/2004      III.B.1    Rails to trails.                                                            Community Meeting East High
740    609                 III.B.1    Work on increasing activities & recreation for teenagers in Wichita.        Halee Markos, Augusta, student

741    623                 III.B.1    I believe your plan for increasing recreational/arts and culture is very  Kali Taylor, Augusta, student
                                      good. I believe an increase in river involvement would help Wichita
                                      become a better place.
742    402                 III.B.2    This would include the construction and operations of canals to connect Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      the river to Old Town with appropriate diversions to the new downtown
                                      arena.
743    262                 III.B.2    We need to start planning now for light rail/public trans. All the        Tom Swan, Wichita
                                      downtown amenities will mean very little if we keep expecting streets &
                                      highways to transport people to and from. Take an example from
                                      Boston, Washington DC, most of Europe. Wichita may be small but
                                      those standards but you/we have the perfect opportunity to start with the
                                      BN/SF corridor. Start now! Be the leader in the future. Be the envy of
                                      OKC, Omaha, etc.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
744    453                 III.B.2    There definitely should be a change in the river and downtown area.     Chelsea Wamsley; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                              Carmel; student
745    454                 III.B.2    Downtown should have more restaurants. There should be more family      Betty Hagan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      places downtown (restaurants, museums, etc.). They need to clean        student
                                      downtown up. Make it look more friendly and clean.
746    227                 III.B.3    Stop subsidizing things such as health clubs & downtown hotels, etc.    Julia Welch, Wichita

747     18                 III.B.3    It would seem to me that El Dorado Lake has potential for economic      Thomas Wilhite, Derby
                                      development that hasn't been explored.
748     98                 III.B.3    In regards to recreation - Lobby the state government and demand they   Lyle Brown, Wichita
                                      pass legislation to clean up our lakes & streams. Kansas has the most
                                      polluted lakes & streams in the US. It does little to build a water
                                      recreation lake if it is not safe to get in it!
749    128 11/7/2004       III.B.3    The lake being discussed was ear marked for Cowley County versus        Bob Courtney, Sumner Co.
                                      Sumner County. Water issues undoubtedly will have to be addressed in
                                      an overall strategy.
750    247 11/3/2004       III.B.3    Why is there no reference to the El Dorado Lake as a potential source   Jackie Vietti; Promote Andover, Inc.
                                      for expanding recreational activities?
751    262                 III.B.3    Why does this keep coming up? Only because Tim Austin, Gerald           Tom Swan, Wichita
                                      Holman & cronies keep bringing it up. I've sent letters to the Eagle
                                      which weren't published. I've sent letter to all Co. Commissioners &
                                      City Council members telling them that they should pull support for
                                      this. It's a bad idea. They want another Branson, MO. Let's find
                                      something more unique & more natural than another dam. Let's quit
                                      pretending to be something we're not.

752    517 11/22/2004      III.B.3    Be careful of eminent domain issues.                                    Community Meeting North High
753    428                 III.B.3    I like the lake idea.                                                   Theresa Sommerhauser, Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                              Carmel; student




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
754    435             III.B.3    The idea of a lake near Ark City is a poor idea - there is not enough of a Stephanie Patyk, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  market for another lake so close.                                          student
755    456             III.B.3    I also think the idea of building a new lake is awesome that would         Ryan Bulger, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  definitely attract people considering many families go to Table Rock       student
                                  every summer.
756    459             III.B.3    A lake that would attract people for water skiing and fishing would be     Mark Hagan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  very beneficial.                                                           student
757    478             III.B.3    I am greatly concerned about this proposal for its implications for        Ronald C. Sloan, Dexter
                                  individual and family property rights. It must not be allowed that private
                                  property be taken by eminent domain condemnation and transferred to
                                  other entities for development in the name of "public good". Such abuse
                                  is wrong and contrary to American ideals of freedom. I will fight such
                                  abuse in this proposal and anywhere else it might arise in these or future
                                  plans.

758    479             III.B.3    Wichita needs to leave Cowley County alone. Build your own lake up       Jennifer Green, Dexter
                                  there. We don't want you.
759    480             III.B.3    Recreational/Arts & Culture no. 3 - go somewhere else. If another area   Rhea Sloan, Dexter
                                  wants to sell their land go there!
760    485             III.B.3    Several Cowley County residents were present to discuss recreational     Suzie Ahlstrand, Cowley County
                                  lake. Discussion was limited so others could provide input. Other        Economic Conference
                                  participants made favorable remarks about the process.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
761    558             III.B.3    This is an extremely divisive issue and should not be in a vision plan. It Allison Hamm, Wichita
                                  is all about using eminent domain to make private developers rich
                                  building a playground for the rich. The proponents are concentrating on
                                  a unique natural area (Grouse Creek) in Cowley County, which would
                                  be destroyed forever by this proposed project. They are using every
                                  power angle they have to push this through although the concept has
                                  received extremely strong oposition locally. If we want to further
                                  develop lakes in the region that are already being used for recreational
                                  purposes, I'm all for it. Let's not try to be another Branson - Let's be
                                  proud of what we have on the Prairie and promote it! If this strategy is
                                  adopted, we will create a possibly unbreachable divide among possible
                                  vision partners.


762    262             III.B.4    "Improve recreational use of the Arkansas River". Kansas Dept. of        Tom Swan, Wichita
                                  Wildlife & Parks is actively pursuing a plan to develop an entire
                                  corridor of access from near Gr. Bend to Ok line. This includes Wichita.
                                  We must quit thinking like everyone else (San Antonio etc.) and make
                                  the experience as "natural" and unique as possible. Tie with downtown
                                  amenities - ok but promote the river for its natural recreational
                                  opportunities: canoeing, fishing, Kayaking.


763    309             III.B.4    I would like to see Wichita have an inviting river walk like in           Laura Rose, Mulvane, student
                                  downtown San Antonio.
764    385             III.B.4    The clean water goal of Visioneering might include general protection W. Robert Hetrick, Wichita
                                  of the public water supply and the river from the insertion of any
                                  chemical intended to treat citizens and not the water. See Input #385 for
                                  details.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
765    520             III.B.4    We have Cheney Lake & El Dorado Lake, Afton Lake, Marion Co.                  Irma Darlington, Wichita
                                  Lake, all within a short distance, a need for another one is not necessary.

766     15             III.B.5    Create a large theme part with the western theme, similar to Frontier    Thomas Wilhite, Derby
                                  City but also have a flavor of Branson, Mo. The county could build
                                  theatres with living quarters. In the same area motels and bars would be
                                  built all on the western theme. It would be close to Wichita and also
                                  close to the turnpike. See Input #15 for details.

767    309             III.B.5    I would like to see Wichita have a theme park and/or a water park.            Laura Rose, Mulvane, student
768    312             III.B.5    I want a water park.                                                          Katherine Welch, student
769    314             III.B.5    Get an amusement park.                                                        Chase ?, student
770    333             III.B.5    More theme parks.                                                             Fred Stetler, Mulvane, student
771    336             III.B.5    More amusement parks.                                                         Shelby Sorensen, student
772    342             III.B.5    Big water park.                                                               Nichole Hamilton, Mulvane, student
773    354             III.B.5    I would like Wichita to have an amusement park. Somewhat like the on          Brandon Christian, Mulvane, student
                                  in Branson Missouri.
774    355             III.B.5    Amusement park.                                                               Parker Berg, Peck, student
775    356             III.B.5    I think we need more attractions in Wichita, like an amusement park, etc.     Chris Wall, Mulvane, student

776    361             III.B.5    Wichita needs an amusement park.                                              Michael Brown, Mulvane, student
777    417             III.B.5    City wide skate park, amusement park, recreational lake probably would        Jimmy Miller, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  be beneficial.                                                                student
778    422             III.B.5    I think that Wichita needs an amusement park or something big to              Jakie Betzen, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  attract people.                                                               student
779    426             III.B.5    A huge step would be if there was an amusement park.                          Michael Funke, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                                student
780    428             III.B.5    A theme park would bring a lot of tourists.                                   Theresa Sommerhauser, Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                                Carmel; student



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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
781    435             III.B.5    Support for casino and/or theme park.                                        Stephanie Patyk, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                               student
782    440             III.B.5    We need a waterpark or theme park. It would increase funds and attract       Melina Brazil; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  tourists.                                                                    student
783    441             III.B.5    I would like an amusement park.                                              Shannon Rogers; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                               Carmel; student
784    442             III.B.5    Amusement Park/Water Park.                                                   Mandy Kaster; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                               student
785    443             III.B.5    We definitely need an amusement park.                                        Jennifer Stanton; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                               Carmel; student
786    446             III.B.5    I would think that an amusement park wouldn't work here just because         Joe Krsnich; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                  of the history of our crowd attendance at events.                            student
787    553             III.B.5    Wichita would greatly gain by developing an amusement park of 1st            Antoine E. Wakim DDS, Wichita
                                  class. Like OKC or KC World's of Fun. Every city of major importance
                                  has one. It would behoove the city to look at improving our existing one
                                  on Hillside. Very sad to have lost Fanta Sea. Too late now. All big cities
                                  have attractions land and water. Why do we go to Orlando? Walt
                                  Disney was a Visionary and built kingdoms. We can copy from
                                  geniuses on an apporpriate scale.


788    613             III.B.5    For recreation, we do not need an amusement park. Try to enhance what Cody Nelson, Augusta, student
                                  we currently have: ice rink, Joyland, and downtown.
789    291             III.B.6    I don't understand how you are planning on doing all this stuff because Kylee Goldring, Mulvane, student
                                  half of the stuff cost money and land. But one thing that must be
                                  changed is the treatment of animals and that all of them be taken care of
                                  properly. There also needs to be a dog park.


790    333             III.B.6    We should have more parks.                                                   Fred Stetler, Mulvane, student



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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                  Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
791    383                 III.B.6    I think we should bring better parks and walkways for those who want a Olivia Forsse, Wichita
                                      trail.
792    354                 III.B.7    More parks in Wichita to play.                                         Brandon Christian, Mulvane, student

793    558                 III.B.7    The GreenWay Alliance strongly supports the strategy to establish a         Allison Hamm, Wichita
                                      regional park board exactly as it is written in the draft report and will
                                      join as a vision partner to work toward making this strategy a reality.
                                      This has proven to be highly successful in Johnson County, KS, for
                                      example. If our community is serious about development and
                                      acquisition and management of parks and open space, the regional park
                                      board is the best way to implement these goals.
794      4 10/12/2004      III.C.     Develop new programs to employ prisoners while in prison.             Dan Dalpini
795      7 10/12/2004      III.C.     Decrease family violence.                                             Henry Luke & Suzie Ahlstrand;
                                                                                                            Wichita Not-for-Profit Chamber of
                                                                                                            Service
796    100 11/3/2004       III.C.     Before relocating here, I didn't expect Wichita to have such a gang   Clay Bastian; Case New Holland
                                      problem as it does.                                                   Manager's Group
797    142 10/27/2004      III.C.     One was a comment about the absence of addressing MSA-wide crime Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton; WSU
                                      as an area of significant improvement. A response was given informing President Student Government
                                      the group that FBI statistical data indicating that crime was not a   Association
                                      significant issue for Wichita MSA as compared with peer communities.
                                      A brief explanation was also given as to who was involved in putting
                                      the draft together.


798    156 11/9/2004       III.C.     Ensure that governments are effective, efficient, ethical ..                Joan Heffington, Derby
799    299                 III.C.     Less crime.                                                                 Josh Simonis, Mulvane, student
800    312                 III.C.     I want to feel safer at night in Wichita.                                   Katherine Welch, student
801    326                 III.C.     I don't think that in 2024 it will be a safe community because even then    Brandie Mabie, Mulvane, student
                                      people are going to be killing people and doing all this other stuff that
                                      they do now.


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
802    329                  III.C.    I also purpose that Wichita crack down on crimes by adding more police Kyle Walls, Mulvane, student
                                      to the city.
803    330                 III.C.     New fire station.                                                       Travis Fleming, Mulvane, student
804    334                 III.C.     There should be better security to see who comes in and out of Wichita. Kylie Duncan, Mulvane, student

805    341                 III.C.     A way you could increase protection and give more job opportunities is    Kyla Ball, Peck, student
                                      to hire trainees for a police station so Wichita will be safer and give
                                      Wichitans a better value of life.
806    359                 III.C.     Schools should be safer.                                                  Amanda Burrell, Mulvane, student
807    372                 III.C.     We need to put School Resource Officers in Wichita schools. Wichita       Daniel Love, Mulvane, student
                                      schools just aren't safe. To my knowledge there is no emergency system
                                      for the schools.
808    378                 III.C.     Clean up crime, catch BTK, get gangs off the streets.                     Katie Brown, Mulvane, student
809    402                 III.C.     Add: Be proactive in coordinating security against terrorism with FBI,    Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      CIA and other agencies.
810    517 11/22/2004      III.C.     Need to emphasize fire department.                                        Community Meeting North High
811    517 11/22/2004      III.C.     EMS - need sustainability in more rural areas.                            Community Meeting North High
812    490                 III.C.     A lot of senior citizens would be happy to be involved in homeland        Bill Thompson, per phone message
                                      security type of activities. Add a bullet to encourage citizenry,
                                      particularly seniors who had previous military duty, be actively
                                      involved in homeland security & other public safety.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
813    391             III.C.1    Public Safety: Law Enforcement. (1)Utilizing the latest technology,     Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                  identify the circumstances that contribute to specific crime trends;    recommended strategies from City of
                                  deploy resources and implement special projects/programs that prevent Wichita Departments Environmental
                                  and eradicate identified trends. (2) Advance the Department's           Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                  community policing philosophy to a higher level by focusing on the beat Office of Central Inspections and
                                  team concept, utilizing technology, and employing innovative methods Police.
                                  to engage the community. (3) Significantly impact crime based on
                                  "broken windows" policing that addresses quality of life issues by
                                  enhancing information sharing, cross-training, and joint action among
                                  code enforcement entities including Police, Fire, Public Works, OCI
                                  and Environmental Health.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
814    391             III.C.1    Public Safety: Code Enforcement. (1) Continue City's efforts and        Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                  support for Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Neighborhood Watch, Neighborhood recommended strategies from City of
                                  Patrol Programs and other "community/neighborhood-oriented" code        Wichita Departments Environmental
                                  enforcement strategies as tools to organizing neighborhood action and   Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                  revitalization in older and/or deteriorating areas. (2) Continue City's Office of Central Inspections and
                                  efforts to pursue and implement changes to State and local laws, and/or Police.
                                  to City policies or procedures that will more effectively and quickly
                                  improve blighting, vacant and/or deteriorating properties, including
                                  tools such as code enforcement boards, City lien foreclosure on
                                  abandoned properties, housing receivership programs to transfer
                                  abandoned, deteriorated and more aggressive and routine County tax
                                  foreclosure of tax delinquent and deteriorating/abandoned properties.
                                  (3) Continue neighborhood clean up programs with citizens and
                                  neighborhoods as partners. (4) Consolidate code enforcement
                                  departments/offices in a manner that most efficiently and effectively
                                  addresses and implements a neighborhood based code enforcement
                                  system.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
815    391             III.C.1    Public Safety: Municipal Court and Department of Law. (1)Enhance           Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                  technology to facilitate more efficient Court operations and to provide    recommended strategies from City of
                                  increased accessibility to Court information. (2) Evaluate the need for a Wichita Departments Environmental
                                  Mental Health Court. (3) Implement a Probation Case Management             Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                  System to reduce recidivism. (4) Use legislative means to enhance court Office of Central Inspections and
                                  collection efforts regarding outstanding fines. (5) Increase prosecutorial Police.
                                  staffing to improve management and handling of caseloads. (6)
                                  Continue to pursue technological and process improvements, as well as
                                  innovative programs that facilitate more efficient operations of the
                                  judicial and prosecutorial functions. (7) Review and recommend
                                  legislative changes at the state and local levels to enhance public safety
                                  efforts for the prosecution and disposition of cases. (8) Continue to
                                  pursue technological and process improvements, as well as innovative
                                  programs that facilitate more efficient operations of the judical and
                                  prosecutorial functions.


816                    III.C.1    Public Safety: Fire and Rescue Services. (1)Continue to enhance public         Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                  awareness of fire prevention issues that include inspection, and fire          recommended strategies from City of
                                  investigation. (2) Utilize training staff to provide a higher quality of in-   Wichita Departments Environmental
                                  service training to Fire Department personnel including fire prevention        Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                  staff. (3) Develop a plan to procure Automatic External Defibrillators         Office of Central Inspections and
                                  (AEDs) for use at all City buildings utilized by the general public and at     Police.
                                  other priority City building locations used by City workers. (4)
                                  Continue to pursue active Fire Department participation in the delivery
                                  of Advanced Life Support medical care. (5) Provide for additional
                                  staffing of fire prevention personnel to enhance inspection and public
                                  education needs.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
817    391             III.C.1    Public Safety: Fire and Rescue Services continued. (6) Implement an        Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                  electronic personal accountability system to quickly and accurately        recommended strategies from City of
                                  account for all firefighters on the scene of an emergency, especially      Wichita Departments Environmental
                                  important during a catastrophic event. (7) Provide a technologically       Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                  current information management system for use by field units (mobile       Office of Central Inspections and
                                  computer terminals, automated vehicle locators, computer aided             Police.
                                  dispatch). (8) Purchase an integrated data system to allow Fire staff to
                                  integrate with databases and data structures of other agencies and
                                  disciplines. (9) Implement the Homeland Security Readiness Training
                                  Facility. (10) Continue to relocate and construct fire stations.




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                                                                                    Comments Input

             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
818    391             III.C.1    Public Safety: Environmental Health Protection and Services. (1)         Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                  Maintain and update local environmental health protection standards,     recommended strategies from City of
                                  programs and services including those for unsanitary premise conditions Wichita Departments Environmental
                                  and nuisance abatement, vector control air, water and waste, public food Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                  safety, animal maintenance and control services, swimming pool and       Office of Central Inspections and
                                  recreational water inspections, tobacco sales compliance and childcare Police.
                                  licensing. (2) Develop and implement environmental stewardship
                                  strategies and programs for sustainable communities and ecosystems
                                  including: infill development and sprawl reduction; Brownfield's
                                  (contaminated properties) cleanup, identification and redevelopment;
                                  urban forestation; programs to provide and promote environmental
                                  health education; preservation and creation of open spaces. (3) Continue
                                  development and implementation of regional air quality improvement
                                  plan and activities.




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                                                                                           Comments Input

             Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                         Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
819                       III.C.1    Public Safety: Environmental Health Protection and Services continued.     Norman D. Williams, Wichita,
                                     (4) Develop and implement integrated water programs including those        recommended strategies from City of
                                     for: continuing comprehensive Arkansas River assessment program and        Wichita Departments Environmental
                                     additional cleanup strategies and programs; sensitive groundwater areas,   Health, Fire, Law, Municipal Court,
                                     sensitive habitat, and wetland areas; stormwater pollution, flooding and   Office of Central Inspections and
                                     standing water; connect Wichita areas to public water and sewer in         Police.
                                     areas of inappropriate soils and conditions having failing or inadequate
                                     septic systems, lagoons and contaminated or at-risk private drinking
                                     water wells. (5) Develop and implement integrated programs for solid
                                     waste management.




820    132 11/7/2004      III.D      The family planning clinics should be given strong support to cut the      Marlene
                                     abortion rate for the county.
821    170                III.D      You cannot afford to leave out the influence of Evangelical churches in    Gary Pendergrass (M.R.E.), Wichita
                                     this effort. They can develop strategies by which they can give this
                                     program favor in their constituents, and can develop unique ways they
                                     can participate to the same ends you hope to achieve. They have very
                                     large and energized audiences that naturally share the goals of this
                                     program.


822    527                III.D.     We focused on the Education portion of the draft. Most comments were Vanessa Lohf, Kathy Clark; Sedg Co
                                     expressing disappointment in regard to the minimal focus on Pre-K and Early Childhood Coordinating
                                     the fact that services for children age 0-3 were left out entirely.   Council Steering Committee




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                          Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
823    528              III.D.    The entire area of birth to three was left out of the draft. 0-3 is not Pre-   Glenda Wilcox, Wichita
                                  K and lays the foundation for all later development. There are experts
                                  ready to assist in coordination of services for early childhood in the
                                  county - several agencies have expressed interest in implementing and
                                  moving forward on 0-3 issues.


824    529             III.D.     Education D need more focus on birth - 5 yrs. To make significant              Cayla Wasson, Wichita
                                  changes in our community you need to start with Early Childhood.


825    530             III.D.     The need to address the well being of our youngest citizens, primarily         Karne Kuhn, Wichita
                                  young children (starting at birth). Well being should not only include
                                  support for education but early intervention to include physical health
                                  care & mental health care.

826    531             III.D.     There needs to be more emphasis on children age 0-3 as well as Pre-K.          Chirs Johnston, Wichita
                                  A greater impact would be made if services started at a younger age,
                                  even before entering school.

827    532             III.D.     Why are we not focusing on prevention of problems related to the              Cristin Keimig, Wichita
                                  youngest residents??? There is a tremendous gap & many of the
                                  problems that cause individuals to be poor employees are directly
                                  related to the type of foundation that was laid in the first 3 years of a
                                  child's life! Putting a band-aid on at high school isn't Visioneering! It's a
                                  quick fix to a long term problem that's only going to produce marginal
                                  (at best) results! If we are truly going to move Wichita forward we must
                                   become proactive instead of reactionary, as usual.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
828    163             III.D.1    Your improvements are lacking in the "forgotten" in your plan. I am         Jerry Ayers, Minneapolis
                                  speaking about the children of inmates, inmates returns to society, and
                                  the military families. The H.O.P.E. coalition will make a bigger impact
                                  on homelessness, crime, juvenile offenders, and family social issues of
                                  this organization had access to just a 1/10 of the millions you intend on
                                  spending for those who are not impoverished or hurting.



829    172             III.D.1    Working with families of incarcerated, we see a great need for support      Judy Schaben, Wichita
                                  & resources for this population. We do not want to forget the great
                                  needs for the children of these people.
830    312             III.D.1    I want to see more young people attractions.                                Katherine Welch, student
831    317             III.D.1    More activity places (arts and crafts).                                     Andrea Cotton, Mulvane, student
832    325             III.D.1    I would like to see more interest in kids like us 10-16 year olds.          Bryan Fenwick, student
833    340             III.D.1    Have more places where kids can go and hang out.                            Tyler Gilbert, Peck, student
834    347             III.D.1    I think that they should build another learning center similar to the       Courtney R.Murray, Derby, student
                                  Exploration Place. I have learned so much stuff from the Exploration
                                  Place.
835    350             III.D.1    More things to do for kids.
836    353             III.D.1    I think you should add more activities, theatre, whole families can do      Geraldine Treto, Mulvane, student
                                  together and have fun.
837    358             III.D.1    Wichita should get more places for entertainment. More places for kids      Jessica Coffey, Mulvane, student
                                  to hang out with their friends. More parks.
838    315             III.D.1    More support groups for young teens, more teen night clubs.                 Lauren Johnston, Mulvane, student

839    345             III.D.1    There needs to be more cheap family activities. If a family wants to go     Brook Kendall, Mulvane, student
                                  out and have fun together, they shouldn't have to pay tons of money.
                                  Wichita needs more clubs or sporting activities for kids so they have
                                  more things to do in their spare time than drugs & violence.



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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
840    402                 III.D.1    Add: Encourage civic clubs and other organizations (including non-        Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      profits) to spearhead and provide guidance to your volunteer
                                      organizations.
841    495                 III.D.1    Wichita's Promise Youth Council has taken the initiative to address       Sarah Bengtson, WPYC
                                      various concerns in the Quality of Life strategy. WPYC is currently
                                      pursuing funding to start a "Youth As Resources" program where youth
                                      can participate in community improvement through youth-led service
                                      learning projects. Local support is imperative to pioneering this effort!
                                      Through these projects, youth become bonded to their community
                                      which creates positive momentum in the local youth culture as well as
                                      provides multiple resources to the community through youth energy &
                                      creativity!


842    617                 III.D.1    Add more programs for teens to young adults. There is not much to do      Robert Leo, Augusta, student
                                      with out breaking the bank.
843      5 10/11/2004      III.D.2    Provide Spanish speaking marriage counselors.                             Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                                by Catholic Church
844      5 10/11/2004      III.D.2    Make pornography sales illegal in Wichita.                                Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                                by Catholic Church
845      5 10/11/2004      III.D.2    Reduce abortions in Wichita.                                              Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                                by Catholic Church
846    144 10/19/2004      III.D.2    One of the Site Council members is a minister and specifically asked if   Faith Tucker; Benton Elementary
                                      Visioneering would be reaching out to churches and wanted to know         School Site Council
                                      more about how he could get involved. I directed him to use his
                                      response sheet to indicate his interest.


847    213 11/8/2004       III.D.2    Strategy for addressing suicide prevention.                               Shelbye Wagner; Wichita Promise
                                                                                                                Youth Council




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
848    217                 III.D.2    Marriage Savers and long term treatment for drug abusers will save         William T. Davitt, Wichita
                                      taxpayers millions of dollars. See Input #217 for details.

849    310                 III.D.2    Then need to have more charities and fundraisers.                          Rachael Ott, Mulvane, student
850    402                 III.D.2    Add: Develop initiatives and programs to educate prospective marriage      Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      partners (as well as married couples) on ways to strengthen and endure
                                      the marriage.
851    494                 III.D.2    Environmental education for youth & adults. Support growth and                Beth Drescher, Wichita
                                      participation of youth informal education programs - 4-H, Boy Scouts,
                                      Girl Scouts, etc. and adult life-long learning opportunities - NOT tied to
                                      certification/degrees, etc. but essential to increased quality of life and/or
                                      life skill development.


852    537 11/23/2004      III.D.2    Financial education for families/or the handling of personal financial     Community Meeting East High
                                      management.

853    133 11/8/2004       III.D.4    Child care is also an economic development issue. Parents can't go to    Cheryl Dunn
                                      work without child care.
854     12 10/14/2004      III.D.5    Paul Longhoffer, retired Asst. Superintendent of USD 259. He             Clay Bastian; Salvation Army
                                      questioned why after school activities are not featured more             Advisory Board.
                                      prominently. He quoted a survey of Kansas police chiefs that asked
                                      whether they would rather have more police on the streets or more after-
                                      school programs. Overwhelmingly they said after-school programs will
                                      do more to reduce juvenile crime, teen pregnancy, and youth violence
                                      than more cops on the streets. Paul emailed me the attached report
                                      supporting after school programming and urged Visioneering to give it a
                                      closer look.


855    366                 III.D.5    Come up with more programs for kids to get into & plan more study          Aleighnna Gamblin, Mulvane, student
                                      groups.


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
856    621                 III.D.5    I think after school teen centers is a good idea.                          Rachele Cazziano, Augusta, student
857     30 10/21/2004      III.E.1    Native Wichitans always apologize for Wichita. No pride in Wichita.        Dena Graham, Marsha Mendenhall;
                                                                                                                 SALT Group - Hillside Christian Club

858    184 11/10/2004      III.E.1    Need pride in aircraft industry & manufacturing.                           Deana Graham; Botanica Volunteer
                                                                                                                 Coffee
859    378                 III.E.2    The sense of community is a mesh of ethics and cultures. They must         Katie Brown, Mulvane, student
                                      live together in harmony even in their differences.
860    402                 III.E.5    Add: Schools starting with 4th or 5th grades, should require in their      Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      curriculum community volunteer participation.
861    483                 III.E.5    Consider establishing a "Volunteer Bank".                                  Beth Garrison, Bill Buchanan, Tom
                                                                                                                 Church; 1st Presbyterian Church
862     50                 III.F.1    Diversity - when minorities are in professional positions there are very   Carolyn Benitez, Wichita
                                      few & are pressured to perform above non-minorities & are often
                                      pushed out & move to larger cities such as KC & Denver where there is
                                      less pressure to perform due to race.


863     99                 III.F.1    Reaching and including neighborhoods is the key. See Input #98 for         Brenda Gray, Wichita
                                      details.
864    188 10/21/2004      III.F.1    How will economic development impact small businesses and minority         Denise Sherman; Sigma Pi Phi
                                      businesses?                                                                Fraternity
865    210 11/8/2004       III.F.1    Diversity isn't as much a concern in younger population. Both sides of John Stevens, Marsha Mendenhall;
                                      diversity need to participate.                                         Schweiter - East
866    402                 III.F.1    Add: These objectives should be promoted, organized and implemented Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      by faith organizations and non-profits formed for such purposes.

867    537 11/23/2004      III.F.1    40-50% gap for minorities.                                                 Community Meeting East High




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
868    537 11/23/2004      III.F.1    Racial harmony - equal opportunity one sided program "fewer white           Community Meeting East High
                                      people program". Disagreement with this statement.


869    156 11/9/2004       III.F.3    Treat each other like we would like to be treated, and with a sense of      Joan Heffington, Derby
                                      fairness, respect and creativity while accepting differences. Seek truth,
                                      justice and righteousness in all situations in order to correct
                                      oppression.
870    491                 III.F.4    Efforts to upgrade group education of minority groups in job skills.        Lary L. Brown, Wichita

871     63                 III.F.5    I would suggest within the Education, Diversity and Arts/Culture to         Valerie Denise Black, Park City
                                      make sure all people are included - even if it means reaching out to
                                      them. See Input #63 for details.

872    261                 III.F.5    There have been attempts to include minorities on various boards which Carol Skaggs, Wichita
                                      were not successful. Can there be scheduled opportunities for groups to
                                      learn how to do this? How to ask, how to enable success?

873     50                 III.G      Hispanic Community needs/lacks a community center which can offer           Carolyn Benitez, Wichita
                                      services in way of job training, GED, ESL classes, classes on diversity,
                                      services for immigrants which deal with issue which concern them.
                                      Educational services example diversity training, youth services.




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             Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                      Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
874    192              III.G     The report does not adequately address how we will meet the special         Rose Mary Mohr, Andover
                                  needs of persons with disabilities. With inclusion and support they can
                                  contribute significantly to the quality of life in Wichita. They can also
                                  contribute to the workforce needed in Wichita. We already demonstrate
                                  that commitment thru Rainbows, KETCH, Starkey, the Mental Health
                                  Association, Heartsprings, Goodwill Industries, Center Industries, etc.
                                  We have the foundations of excellence that will need continued
                                  promotion and nurturance.



875    270             III.G      We need hospitals which conform to the Leapfrog group standards, for        John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                  prevention of most simple medical errors. Migrants need assurance we
                                  are ahead of the curve on issues like this.


876    362             III.G      Make homes for the homeless so they have a roof over their head and         Alisha Lyons, Mulvane, student
                                  help them until they get on their feet.
877    393             III.G      Rosemary Mohr, CEO, expressed concerns that the draft document              Jan Davis, Mental Health Association
                                  contains only one line regarding disabilities. She thinks it should be      of South Central Kansas
                                  more prominent in the Diversity section.
878    280             III.G.     Among the list of social services, include a year-round daytime shelter     Cynthi Berner, Wichita
                                  for the homeless. Without such a facility, the Central branch of the
                                  public library becomes the de facto shelter, complicating the delivery of
                                  library service and creating perception of compromised safety for
                                  library customers.


879    334             III.G.     There should be more help for the homeless.                                 Kylie Duncan, Mulvane, student




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
880    496                  III.G.    I would like to see a networking system that offers collaboration &      Sarah Bengtson, WPYC
                                      recognition to community organizations that are currently talking
                                      actions steps to accomplish the Visioneering strategies.

881    505                 III.G.     We need one place people can call or go to find out where they can get Debbie Logsdon, Douglass
                                      help relating to those with disabilities.
882    537 11/23/2004      III.G.     Bullet points 2, 3, 5 - services already available.                      Community Meeting East High
883    544 11/23/2004      III.G.     In addition to: "ensure accessibility & understand issues for disabled": Michele Griffith, Wichita
                                      provide responsiveness to the need in this community. Example: There
                                      is a waiting list for services for mentally retarded and developmentally
                                      disabled in Sedgwick County that is 689 and growing. Action towards
                                      community inclusion. A hallmark of a great society is how well it treats
                                      its most vulnerable citizens.


884    556                 III.G.     My suggestion is that there be instituted a public education program to Donald E. Jackson, Wichita
                                      remind people not to do things that will cause them to go to the
                                      penitentiary. The USA & Wichita & Kansas have a large per capita of
                                      its people in prison! This causes taxes to be paid to build & maintain
                                      prisons & provides eons of human & family drudgery: inmates, spouses,
                                      children, relatives. I think our society depends on churches to teach us
                                      to "be good", but there is that large part of our population that doesn't
                                      go to church. See Input #556 for details.



885    156 11/9/2004       III.H      Encourage diversity in governments in age, sex and race to create more   Joan Heffington, Derby
                                      effective government, regardless of socio-economic status, with
                                      solutions that advance our visions of the future.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
886    156 11/9/2004        III.H     Ensure equity in government interactions with minorities and women.          Joan Heffington, Derby

887    156 11/9/2004       III.H      Engage minorities and women in the decision-making process and               Joan Heffington, Derby
                                      create a welcoming environment for minorities and women, regardless
                                      of socio-economic status.
888    517 11/22/2004      III.H.     Elderly - need more consideration, they have a concern about safety.         Community Meeting North High

889    533                 III.H.     Provide affordable housing options for all citizens in the MSA.              Traci Addington, Wichita

890    537 11/23/2004      III.H.     Elderly - nothing bolded here - something needs to be.                       Community Meeting East High
891    537 11/23/2004      III.H.     Elderly - treat them with fairness & dignity & without discrimination.       Community Meeting East High

892    545 11/22/2004      III.H.     Add: Elderly: Embrace our elderly citizens as a community resource for Cindy Entriken, Wichita
                                      history, education, employment, and all other aspects of community life.


893     92                 III.H.2    Given the "graying" of our society, I'm surprised not to see health care     Cathy Dulin, Wichita
                                      or services for the aging as a focus. Having done lots of city
                                      volunteering, there are lots of needy elderly and with high healthcare
                                      and low benefits, it seems to be an oversight.

894    537 11/23/2004      III.H.2    Elderly - young old 65-76, old 76-96, oldest old alive - new                 Community Meeting East High
                                      classifications are in use.
895    541 11/23/2004      III.H.2    Prioritize health care to those who have better health, better self-care &   J.Byrnes-Bennett, Wichita
                                      lower costs.
896    287                 III.H.3    A senior center for people 80 and up.                                        Rodney Sands, Mulvane, student
897    402                 III.H.5    Add: including faith organizations and non-profits targeting and             Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
                                      encouraging elderly and retired persons to get involved in community
                                      volunteering.




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             Date       Foundation:    Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
898    219 11/9/2004         IV.       We won't be here as elected officials in 2024, why can't we leave in       Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                       some of these difficult issues?                                            Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                  Public Schools Board
899    625                   IV.      Maybe tell why or go inot more depth because it was a little vague.         Lainey Doudna, Augusta, student
900    517 11/22/2004   IV. A. Vision Vision statement is really not a vision: need city-county consolidation,    Community Meeting North High
                                      more regional government cooperation.
901    448              IV. A. Vision I feel that the surrounding cities in the Wichita MSA should be included Lyle A. Ruggles, Kapaun Mt.
                                      in the plan, and their needs should be met along with Wichita.           Carmel; student

902    156 11/9/2004    IV.A.Vision    Have effective, efficient, ethical , inclusion…                            Joan Heffington, Derby
903    215 11/12/2004   IV.A.Vision    Have a government that uses common sense and relaxes the laws so that      Joan Heffington, Derby
                                       people can enjoy life to the fullest.
904    537 11/23/2004   IV.A.Vision    Add ethical to vision.                                                     Community Meeting East High
905    212                 IV.A        The total number of Kansas state legislators is 165 (125 representatives   Glenn Thompson
                                       and 40 senators), not 145.
906    243 11/2/2004        IV.A       We should work together to build a common legislative agenda for         Jacki Vietti; Butler Community
                                       South Central Kansas.                                                    College Faculty and Staff - El Dorado
                                                                                                                Campus
907     55 10/27/2004      IV.A.       Has anyone graded the Wichita legislative delegation on how they         Clay Bastian; Fidelity Bank
                                       support the V.W. benchmarks?                                             Department Heads
908     66 10/29/2004      IV.A.       How would the legislative delegation ever come to agreement on issues Clay Bastian; Wichita Water &
                                       like annexation?                                                         Sewer Managers
909     66 10/29/2004      IV.A.       It's a great idea                                                        Clay Bastian; Wichita Water &
                                                                                                                Sewer Managers
910     98                 IV.A.       I feel Wichita is a wonderful place to live and work. We need a voice in Lyle Brown, Wichita
                                       the state legislature to make things happen as a community that for too
                                       long have been put aside due to politics and special interest lobbying.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                       Committee
911    244 11/3/2004       IV.A.      A unified legislative agenda is the only way we can make a difference         Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                      for our area.                                                                 College Faculty and Staff - Andover
                                                                                                                    Campus
912    247 11/3/2004       IV.A.      The regional approach makes sense, particularly with reference to             Jackie Vietti; Promote Andover, Inc.
                                      building a common legislative agenda.
913    270                 IV.A.      How can the pattern of "Everyone in Kansas Legislature gangs up on            John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                      'Wicked' Wichita," be broken? Division of the Republican party by the
                                      "Culture Wars" certainly complicates resolution. Our regional
                                      legislators seem to be divided in thirds.
914    517 11/22/2004      IV.A.      We shouldn't have a report card for legislators.                              Community Meeting North High
915    365                IV.A.2      I like the idea of a new downtown arena. It should cause a tremendous         Devon Miller, Derby, student
                                      growth of activities.
916    517                 IV.C.      Little information on regional government - lack of inclusion in the          Community Meeting North High
                                      document.
917     46                 IV.C.      Omission: no mention of Metro-type government                                 unknown
918    171                 IV.C.      I think our city leaders should act like honest leaders. Give the sculpture   B.A. Courtright, Wichita
                                      to Matthew Cueller; it is his. Settle up with the owner of the ground that
                                      is under the ice rink. Another mistake that an honest person would not
                                      try to hide.
919    189 11/6/2004       IV.C.      Another comment is that we should start with the consolidation of city        Denise Sherman; Carl Brewer - City
                                      & county government.                                                          Councilman - District 1 Monthly
                                                                                                                    Meeting
920    501                 IV.C.      Wichita needs to discuss tweaking the city government organization.           Jerry Winkelman, Wichita

921    517 11/22/2004      IV.C.      We have excellent elected officials; need to stop criticizing them.           Community Meeting North High
922    517 11/22/2004      IV.C.      Do the city and county ever sell their properties?                            Community Meeting North High
923    517 11/22/2004      IV.C.      Our apathy has cased these problems.                                          Community Meeting North High




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                  Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
924    206 11/9/2004        IV.D      The most repeated questions were whether or not our city and county    Curtis Richardson; Boeing Ed Wells
                                      government officials were on board with the process and whether or not Initiative (Engineers at Large)
                                      we could expect backing form them at the governmental levels.

925    270                 IV.D.      How will the Wichita area get legislators from the 4 county SMSA to       John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                      unite behind the various initiatives? Most immediately the downtown
                                      arena tax package.
926    402                 IV.D.      I think this is unrealistic.                                              Willard B. Thompson, Wichita
927    496                 IV.D.      Support from local government and community officials is key to           Sarah Bengtson, WPYC
                                      sustaining community programs that achieve these strategies.
928    517 11/22/2004      IV.D.      Problem with the word "ensure" - should be expect or encourage.           Community Meeting North High
929    497                 IV.E.      Over and over in the Vision there is discussion of youth assuming the     Dane Saksa, WPYC
                                      service in the community and working towards leadership, specially in
                                      the government. I would like to encourage the City Council & other
                                      local governments to think about adopting youth under their structures,
                                      not only as an integral resource & wealth of knowledge towards
                                      community improvement, but also to give youth an opportunity to take
                                      an active and important role in local government and hands-on
                                      experience in the leadership that we will be in the future.


930    514                 IV.E.      Add: such as formalized legislative or governmental internships and/or    Carla Lee, Wichita
                                      work-study programs.
931    156 11/9/2004        IV.I      Have governments that practice integrity and refuse to allow              Joan Heffington, Derby
                                      discrimination or discriminatory acts of any kind, or for any reason,
                                      against any person or entity, especially with regard to socio-economic
                                      status.
932    219 11/9/2004       IV.K.      Achieve just, honest and equitable taxation. Statement infers we don’t    Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                      currently have just, honest and equitable taxation. Either remove         Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                      statement or change achieve to maintain.                                  Public Schools Board



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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                  Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
933    319                 IV.K.      I think they should lower taxes.                                       Bonnie Thieme, Mulvane, student
934      5 10/11/2004       IV.L.     We need to eliminate barriers for our minorities who are immigrants.   Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                      Make it more affordable for undocumented long term resident's children by Catholic Church
                                      to attend college without paying out-of-state tuition and qualify for
                                      scholarships, loans and grants.
935      5 10/11/2004      IV.L.      Make it possible for immigrants to obtain and renew drivers licenses.  Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                             by Catholic Church
936      5 10/11/2004      IV.L.      Eliminate the exploitation of immigrants in housing, lower wages and   Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                      non payment for work.                                                  by Catholic Church
937      5 10/11/2004      IV.L.      Proactively assist in obtaining documentation for immigrants.          Henry Luke; Hispanic Group set up
                                                                                                             by Catholic Church
938    517                 IV.L.      Need tax oversight committee make up of ordinary citizens - they would Community Meeting North High
                                      approve tax hikes.
939    247 11/3/2004       V. B.2     How can we work together to build a regional infrastructure? What      Jackie Vietti; Promote Andover, Inc.
                                      communication systems need to be put in place for the city of Andover
                                      and the city of Wichita to coordinate their development efforts?

940    401                 V.E.5      The initial draft appears to have 2 goals that are incompatible. The goal W.R. Hetrick, PhD, Wichita
                                      to fluoridate Wichita water conflicts with the clean water goal. It also is
                                      not compatible with the will of the majority of Wichitans and area
                                      residents. See Input #401 for details.
941    168 11/9/2004        V.A       How to make this happen and who will lead the charge was the big            Terry Behrendt, Darren Muci;
                                      question.                                                                   Wichita Public Schools Executive
                                                                                                                  Council
942    280                 V.A.       Among the strategies related to downtown redevelopment, add creation Cynthi Berner, Wichita
                                      of a new Central library. With approximately 500,000 visitors per year,
                                      the Central library can be an integral part of a vibrant downtown,
                                      particularly if the facility has accessible parking.
943      6 10/12/2004      V.A.1      Different needs/wants among generations.                                    Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                                  Business Leadership Committee


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
944     23 10/19/2004      V.A.1      Comment: One individual wanted a no growth policy to force                  Suzie Ahlstrand; Tips Contact Club
                                      development in the city.
945    157 11/9/2004       V.A.1      Lower downtown property taxes to increase development and moving &          Mike Loveland, Tim Goodpasture;
                                      retention to downtown. Help private sector provide land and buildings       J.P. Weigand Commercial Office
                                      available for new companies by tax incentives and help on
                                      infrastructure cost not the governmental bodies.
946    211                 V.A.1      Don’t get fixated on downtown - people will go where the actions is -       Joe Stout, Wichita
                                      N, S, E, or West!
947    260                 V.A.1      Have a local TV station locate in downtown with visible viewing like in     Michael Loop, Wichita
                                      larger cities. A small mall in downtown so shopping would be with the
                                      arena. Think big: include the light rail from Old Towne to east side with
                                      river development
948    260                 V.A.1      The river project should include Cowtown, downtown and any means to Michael Loop, Wichita
                                      bring people together with boat rides, light railroad. A person could go
                                      around the city by several means of transportation

949    263                 V.A.1      Wanting a vibrant downtown is admirable but tougher decisions must      Tom Swan, Wichita
                                      be made. We keep letting (encouraging?) sprawl. "Waterfront", new
                                      Target Store East are just examples. Heavy incentives for re-developing
                                      downtown core & dis-incentives for wanting to sprawl must be in place.
                                      More attractions, businesses & services downtown would be great -
                                      BUT see transportation comments.

950    320                 V.A.1      I think all the ideas except for the downtown development are good       Dara Niel, student
                                      ideas. Downtown should be left how it is. Wichita is a large city and it
                                      does not need more businesses. Eventually Wichita is going to become
                                      much more unchild friendly. In order to keep people living in Wichita it
                                      needs to be child friendly.




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
951    517                 V.A.1      Outlying developments have taken people out of downtown; it looks           Community Meeting North High
                                      like we are growing but are we just redistributing businesses and people.

952    443                 V.A.1      We definitely need a casino downtown.                                       Jennifer Stanton; Kapaun Mt.
                                                                                                                  Carmel; student
953    451                 V.A.1      I think that adding a shopping center downtown such as Macy's would         Christina Taylor, Kapaun Mt.
                                      attract people from surrounding cities to come to Wichita instead of        Carmel; student
                                      Kansas City or O.K. City.
954    473                 V.A.1      Creative way to get people to shop downtown. Shops could have a             Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                      drawing on Thurs night and Sat. If someone bought an item their name
                                      would go into next weeks drawing. See Input #473 for details.

955    556                 V.A.1      Stupid thing about the whole document is that downtown parking is           Bill Weatherwas, phone message
                                      never mentioned. It's the reason businesses leave downtown. It's time
                                      city council got smart & did something about parking.
956      4 10/12/2004      V.A.2      Build a new arena.                                                          Dan Dalpini
957     17                 V.A.2      Downtown arena should be placed south of the new Red Cross facility         Thomas Wilhite, Derby
                                      so it is backed up against 135 and Kellogg. See Input #17 for more
                                      details.
958     68 10/27/2004      V.A.2      A lot of arena questions. Some people think that's all this is about.       Roger Douthett, Trista Curzydlo;
                                                                                                                  Plymouth Congregational Church
959    127 11/7/2004       V.A.2      Why do we only have 2000 parking spaces planned at the arena with           Kenneth Kozzie
                                      another 8000 within 10 min of the arena? I can't think of another arena
                                      that doesn't have on site parking. Out of town patrons don't want to ask
                                      how to find the arena after having to locate parking.

960    214 11/11/2004      V.A.2      Arena will create lots of trash.                                            Terry Behrendt, Darren Muci; AAPA




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
961    219 11/9/2004       V.A.2      These statements are reflective of what the community wants. What will Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                      happen to visioning if arena vote fails in the legislature?               Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                Public Schools Board
962    286                 V.A.2      There needs to be a downtown arena.                                       Jordan Gosel, Mulvane, student
963    300                 V.A.2      On the new arena have more free concerts and try to lower the prices on Jess Reynolds, Mulvane, student
                                      other concerts to come. When the new arena is done lower the taxes
                                      lower than it was before the arena. Have more activities for holidays
                                      and on just regular days.
964    377                 V.A.2      I would like Wichita to put in a downtown arena.                          Erin Rogers, Mulvane, student
965    498                 V.A.2      We're talked about creating business parks and growing the downtown Susan Randall, Wichita
                                      area. But it seems like we're wanting to put too many different things in
                                      the downtown area. Why not consider an "entertainment park"? Instead
                                      of a downtown arena - revamp the Coliseum. Park City has voted for a
                                      casino. If we could "cluster" the coliseum, Greyhound Park & a casino
                                      close together then logical growth would bring in motel & restaurants &
                                      other possible businesses. See Input #498 for details.

966    417                 V.A.2      I would like to see a downtown arena because I believe it could bring      Jimmy Miller, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      good revenue to Wichita.                                                   student
967    426                 V.A.2      Once an arena gets up and going I think the community will get really      Michael Funke, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      excited.                                                                   student
968    460                 V.A.2      For a city growing at the rate ours is we must build things such as the    Shawn Kaiser, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      arena downtown that will accommodate the increasing population and         student
                                      draw people to Wichita.
969    538 11/23/2004      V.A.2      Rid Wichita of the downtown arena. Put funds from the arena towards        Amy Draut, Wichita
                                      businesses that can fill the vacant office spaces located downtown. This
                                      will attract more youth and activity than the arena.
970      4 10/12/2004      V.A.3      Build state of the art senior citizen facilities in downtown Wichita -     Dan Dalpini
                                      complete with all required senior services.
971      4 10/12/2004      V.A.3      Develop new single family housing in downtown Wichita.                     Dan Dalpini


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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
972     56 10/28/2004      V.A.3      How does the DT arena fit into Visioneering? Will the arena just create Clay Bastian; Country Overlook
                                      traffic and a new bar district?                                         Neighborhood
973    162 11/8/2004       V.A.3      Downtown Development - questioned whether developers & others           Elena Ingle; Meadowlark
                                      could really be persuaded to use "infill" to upgrade inner city areas.  Neighborhood Assn.

974    169                 V.A.5      Downtown Redevelopment - provide 1 year property tax exemption for     Dale R. Smith, Wichita
                                      both properties when property owner purchases adjoining parcel in
                                      downtown. Vital property owners would be constantly assessing under
                                      utilized property around them - it would also work residentially.

975    147                 V.A.6      Any downtown redevelopment should take into account the unique and Richard Ochoe, Wichita
                                      historic buildings that are currently there.
976    375                 V.A.6      Make old buildings that are run down or out of business, fix them up      Corey Aldershef, Mulvane, student
                                      and create malls where more people move into that town.
977    417                V.A.11      They should bring a professional WBA team, NFL team, and MIB team. Jimmy Miller, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                                                                                                student
978    436                V.A.11      Bring stores downtown! Downtown in order to develop, needs stores         Patrick Hogan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                      like at Northrock, East & West side of town. Keep in mind that a          student
                                      downtown mall need not take a lot of land - it can be more than two
                                      levels high! (think Chicago).
979    355                 V.B.       Clean up 3 times a week around buildings, highways & local roads.         Parker Berg, Peck, student
980     40                 V.B.1      Will not be successful unless the city inspection process for sub-        Damian Jensen, Wichita
                                      standard housing is addressed: e.g.. multiple 90 day extensions for 1 1/2
                                      year period is not a very efficient process in dealing with sub-standard
                                      housing.
981     46                 V.B.1      Omission: no parking to back up downtown development.                     unknown
982     54 10/26/2004      V.B.1      Need more parking downtown.                                               Dena Graham; East Wichita Business
                                                                                                                Association




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             Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
983    380                 V.B.1      A plan needs to be approached such that platting of land incorporates a     Cecile Kellenbarger, Wichita
                                      neighborhood and should be separate from commercial blight. New
                                      neighborhoods should require specific landscape directions and be built
                                      into the prices of a home or lot.
984    297                V.B.11      I think Wichita should have more work done on the roads and other           Shawn Dietrich, Peck, student
                                      stuff.
985    554                V.B.11      Important                                                                   Charolette Fleming, Wichita
986    245 11/9/2004      V.B.2       Infrastructure development is a key issue for the college for the           Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                      development of the land we own at the corner of Andover Road and            College Board of Trustees
                                      21st Street.
987    263                 V.B.3      This is a very good comment. A planning commission dominated by             Tom Swan, Wichita
                                      developers & realtors will never discourage "sprawl".
988    546 11/23/2004      V.B.3      I strongly support this specific item. A few years ago (1999) the Wichita   Don Skokan, Wichita
                                      community strongly supported the "Conservation" scenario of the
                                      MAPD Comprehensive Plan, which would limit growth on the fringe
                                      and renew focus on the older neighborhoods. The Wichita City Council
                                      rejected the majority wishes of the citizens, who had attended and
                                      provided input in the many public meetings, in favor of the "Trends"
                                      scenario, which favored growth on the fringe. In my opinion, the City
                                      Council took this position because they were serving the majority
                                      wishes of the MAPC members, who have ties to builders and
                                      developers, and not the wishes of the citizens.


989    554                 V.B.3      Important                                                              Charolette Fleming, Wichita
990     82                  V.C       Fix the interchange from I-135 to K96/I-235. Bring Southwest Airlines. George Gray, Wichita
                                      More left turn lanes and traffic signals.
991     59                 V.C.       Traffic - vehicles with loud, hard rock music from radios be kept at a Linda Frost, Wichita
                                      lower level. People not rolling up their windows when the music is on.




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
 992    227                  V.C.      Provide better access from east to west by providing places to cross the   Julia Welch, Wichita
                                       big ditch.
 993     46                 V.C.1      Omission: history of infrastructure has been week.                         unknown
 994    231 11/9/2004       V.C.1      Transportation - improve 21st Street.                                      Randy Summers, West Optimist Club

 995    270                 V.C.1      The most supportable Freeway connection from Wichita west would        John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                       extend K-96 to I-70 at Hays via Great Bend. The lower cost method is
                                       to build the divided highway with few interchanges and grade
                                       separations and add them as funds allow.
 996    270                 V.C.1      Freeways south and east could well be begun with a connection between John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                       Wichita and Caney. It would link with Oklahoma's improvements of US
                                       75 south to Tulsa's Interstates and turnpikes and Kansas' US 160 going
                                       east to I-44.
 997    270                 V.C.1      Freeways connecting Dodge City, Garden City, and Liberal would help John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                       those cities. They'd be the basis for extension in all directions.

 998      1                 V.C.2      Please change "build a new airport" to "build a new airport terminal".     Bailis Bell

 999      6 10/12/2004      V.C.2      Need an inviting, attractive airport.                                   Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                               Business Leadership Committee
1000    219 11/9/2004       V.C.2      Insert terminal after airport.                                          Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                                                                                               Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                               Public Schools Board
1001    270                 V.C.2      Will McConnell AFB be deactivated and revert to the City of Wichita? I John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                       suspect Kansas' Federal legislators would seek to keep Fort Riley, if
                                       faced with the choice of keeping one or the other military base. If the
                                       base reverts, it could be the site for a new airport terminal.




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              Date      Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                          Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
1002    270                V.C.2      No new airport. A new Terminal facility at Mid Continent, unless        John B. Van Saun, Wichita
                                      McConnell AFB reverts soon. McConnell runways will accept larger
                                      aircraft, so that's where to locate the Terminal, given a choice.

1003    271                V.C.2      We need the airport to be a hub for direct flights to Wichita.            Greg Dye, Wichita
1004    127 11/7/2004      V.C.3      Bus service in Wichita needs to be improved. I see people standing on     Kenneth Kozzie
                                      the street wondering when the bus will arrive. There should be posted
                                      bus stops & posted arrival times along with covered seating at specified
                                      location along these routes.
1005    150 11/8/2004      V.C.3      I don't believe that your vision will work. The reason I'm sending you    Sbmsis@wmconnect.com
                                      this note is the Wichita bus system stinks. I live on Pawnee and Oliver.
                                      It takes me 1 1/2 hours to get to Pawnee and Broadway. You're stuck
                                      wherever you go for an hour and it takes almost 1 1/2 hours to get
                                      home. A trip to Wal-Mart can take almost 4 hours round trip. I can't find
                                      myself a different job because I can't drive because of my health. What
                                      do you plan on doing to make this better? Have you ever ridden the bus
                                      and if not, I challenge you and the rest of the vision team to ride a bus
                                      for a week.


1006    232 11/7/2004      V.C.3      How will the plan for Wichita improve our public transportation? Many Al Vopata
                                      of us believe we need to improve what we have, and expand it. Are
                                      those low priority needs as far as the visioning plan is concerned?

1007    243 11/2/2004      V.C.3      Can public transportation be provided for students from Sedgwick        Jacki Vietti; Butler Community
                                      County who want to come to Butler?                                      College Faculty and Staff - El Dorado
                                                                                                              Campus
1008    244 11/3/2004      V.C.3      Transportation is a key issue for some of our students who choose to    Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                                      come to Butler from Wichita. Is this being considered as part of the    College Faculty and Staff - Andover
                                      transportation system?                                                  Campus




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
1009    247 11/3/2004       V.C.3      When you reference transportation, do you mean within the city of          Jackie Vietti; Promote Andover, Inc.
                                       Wichita or between the counties within the MSA?
1010    263                 V.C.3      Viable public transportation to me does not mean more bus schedules. It Tom Swan, Wichita
                                       means a light rail system. I can hear it now - "too expensive", "we're not
                                       big enough" (population), "nobody will ride". If you take all the money
                                       we're (taxpayers) sunk into Old Town, Hyatt, Ice Rink, Ex. Place, etc.
                                       etc. we could already have a viable light rail. BN/SF "rail-trail" corridor
                                       would be a perfect start. Don't abandon the west end of this line - it goes
                                       to within 1/2 mil. of the center of downtown. Next phase: SW to the
                                       airport. Great opportunity. Don't squander it. It won't be cheaper in 20,
                                       30 or 40 yrs.


1011    436                 V.C.3      At least limited public transportation in the form of an elevated train    Patrick Hogan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                       system or subway system would help to vitalize areas.                      student
1012    459                 V.C.3      A new airport would attract many more airlines and would have              Mark Hagan, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                       different companies come to Wichita.                                       student
1013    473                 V.C.3      Create a shuttle mini bus system to take people that work downtown or      Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                       who are shopping to be able to go to one store, then another and still
                                       another and get back to work on their lunch hour. This could be done by
                                       private or city owned vehicles.
1014    523                 V.C.3      We need bridges over the big ditch! 1st at 13th street, then 21st, 25th,   Catherine Leslie, Wichita
                                       29th and so on.
1015    545 11/22/2004      V.C.3      Increase hours of operation of our public transportation to midnight &     Cindy Entriken, Wichita
                                       to operate on Sundays.
1016     30 10/21/2004      V.C.4      A rail system for transportation would be a great addition. Adding one     Dena Graham, Marsha Mendenhall;
                                       from the airport to downtown Wichita would be an asset. Include the        SALT Group - Hillside Christian Club
                                       rail system to include the Coliseum.




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
1017     47 10/27/2004      V.C.4      Wichita needs to revisit past infrastructure issues like urban railroad    Clay Bastian; Downtown Lions Club
                                       crossings and creek and street flooding and fix the problems.

1018    536                 V.C.4      We have 2 rivers - we need to do something with them. We need locks        Julianne McClain, phone message
                                       and waterways between here & Tulsa. We need access to the gulf.

1019    220                 V.C.5      Change sentence to read: Extend K-53 from East K-53/K-15                   Don Blasi, Wichita
                                       interchange in Mulvane north thru East Derby and then to K-96/US-
                                       400/US 54 interchange in East Wichita, and from K-53/KS-81
                                       intersection east of Peck thru west Haysville to US-400/US-54/KS-254
                                       interchange in East Goddard.
1020    278                 V.C.5      I would like to see a final announcement of the plan and a decision        Bill Paulson
                                       made on the route for highways around the city. I believe that the four
                                       lane should extend from the east side of Augusta and go south of
                                       Augusta and Andover and tie into the 96 bypass or Northeast
                                       Expressway. See Input #278 for details.
1021    219 11/9/2004       V.C.6      We can't eliminate tolls, it won't work.                                   Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                                                                                                  Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                  Public Schools Board
1022    219 11/9/2004       V.C.6      We should eliminate the tolls from the southern entrance of the            Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                       Turnpike to Andover. No free exit, eliminating tolls would make it         Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                       easier for travelers to exit.                                              Public Schools Board
1023    220                 V.C.8      Change to the following: four-lane interstate quality US-400 from          Don Blasi, Wichita
                                       Joplin to Colorado and four-lane interstate quality US-54 from East
                                       Mullinville to Liberal.
1024    537 11/23/2004      V.C.8      Rewrite.                                                                   Community Meeting East High




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
1025    548                 V.C.8      To extend I-64 west from St. Louis, through central Missouri, and           Ken Short
                                       through Kansas following roughly US 400, south of US 50, taking some
                                       of the pressure off that road, and on through Colorado, and west.
                                       (Realizing that every city that has outgrown Wichita between 1950 and
                                       1990 has intersecting Interstate freeways, or destination freeways in the
                                       case of coastal cities, indicating access as a stimulus for growth.)

1026    542 11/23/2004     V.C.10      Add: integrate new street/road reflective system that can be seen when      Darren Muci, Wichita
                                       wet. (Southern California has a great road reflective system.)
1027    330                V.C.11      New roads.                                                                  Travis Fleming, Mulvane, student
1028    513                V.C.11      Make certain air facilities and roads are a priority.                       Don Logsdon, Wichita
1029    147                 V.D        Make it easier to obtain funds for rehabbing houses in older                Richard Ochoe, Wichita
                                       neighborhoods and relaxing some rules and regulations on those older
                                       home remodels.
1030    396                 V.D.       I would like to see the Wichita MSA adopt minimum neighborhood              Mary K. Vaughn, Wichita
                                       standards or benchmarks for neighborhoods and direct resources to
                                       ensure that each neighborhood meets the standards. Benchmarks could
                                       include: neighborhood recreation outlets (community centers, parks,
                                       etc.); curbs/sidewalks/paved streets; code enforcement with resources to
                                       assist owners unable to make cited repairs; service outlets such as
                                       grocery stores, dry cleaners, restaurants. Also, a collaboration of
                                       resources focused on specific, small neighborhood areas in order for the
                                       improvements to have a visual impact. See Input #396 for details.


1031     40                 V.D.1      Will not be successful unless the city inspection process for sub-          Damian Jensen, Wichita
                                       standard housing is addressed: e.g.. multiple 90 day expansions for 1
                                       1/2 year period is not a very efficient process in dealing with sub-
                                       standard housing.




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                        Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                   Committee
1032    178                 V.D.1      Several ways to do this is to tear down old houses that are falling apart;   Julie Cornett, Wichita
                                       add more street lights, pave unpaved roads, fix the water pipes so there
                                       is less water waste.
1033    467                 V.D.1      Neighborhoods - if we are to save the core of the city, the                  Lou & Garry Winget, Wichita
                                       agencies/bureaucracy of government need to be expanded & respond on
                                       a timely basis to concerns of citizens. Yes, they can raise taxes to pay
                                       for it.
1034    537 11/23/2004      V.D.1      Diversify MAPC - they support urban sprawl, revitalize older                 Community Meeting East High
                                       neighborhoods.
1035    541 11/23/2004      V.D.1      Require sidewalks to improve walking opportunities for health & also         J.Byrnes-Bennett, Wichita
                                       neighborhood interactions.
1036    546 11/23/2004      V.D.1      The City of Wichita has made some progress in revitalizing the Delano        Don Skokan, Wichita
                                       business district, which is adjacent to downtown Wichita, and also
                                       making significant improvements on the 21st Street corridor between I-
                                       135 and Wichita State University, and certainly other parts of the city
                                       that I am not familiar with - but much more needs to be done with
                                       revitalizing the older neighborhoods themselves. Unfortunately, the
                                       city's support of the "Trends" scenario mentioned has only worsened the
                                       situation of declining resources and interest in the older parts of the
                                       city. There are over sixty neighborhood associations in Wichita, and
                                       they do a remarkable job of meeting, networking, and trying to build
                                       better neighborhoods, but that can't compete with the sanctioned forces
                                       of suburban sprawl. Specifically, the neighborhoods of the Northeast
                                       areas, Orchard Breeze, Planeview, Hilltop and Midtown need continued
                                       support with tax rebates for fixing up their property, Community
                                       Development Block Grants, and other creative revitalization plans.




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              Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                       Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
1037    554             V.D.1      Stricter enforcement of city codes in older neighborhoods. Older           Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                   neighborhoods are good "starter" homes if the neighborhood is clean
                                   and well maintained. I have a problem with cans being "stored" on the
                                   side/back yard. This needs to be changed. I have a problem with pit bull
                                   dogs. They should be illegal. Also, other so-called legal fowl and
                                   animals. No more than one cat per house unless you keep them inside.
                                   We don't have a code enforcer for my part of town right now. Not good!

1038     42             V.D.2      We have proposed that the land in Woodland Park which currently      Roland Alonzo
                                   houses the La Familia Senior Community Center would be used by us to
                                   build a new Community Center that would be included in the HUD
                                   Community Reinvestment Zone. See Input #42 for more details.

1039    224             V.D.2      We are some of the more than 300 members of the Oz Bicycle Club in Dave and Sharon Hewitt, Goddard
                                   Wichita. We are interested in making Wichita a more bicycle/fitness
                                   oriented community. Improvements need to be made to connect them
                                   (bicycle paths) all together so that it is possible to travel across town or
                                   around the city for actual transportation purposes, not just recreation.
                                   Maintenance needs to be ongoing and signage and maps need to be
                                   updated. The city and county need to work together with the local Rails
                                   to Trails organization, such as Prairie Travelers to connect the city to
                                   the surrounding communities. We still need a place to ride mountain
                                   bikes. We need bicycle/motorist safety awareness campaigns. We would
                                   like to ask the city/county to consider supporting a bicycle tour. See
                                   Input #224 for details.




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
1040    380                 V.D.2      Greenways should be enjoyed up close, therefore pedestrian trails as      Cecile Kellenbarger, Wichita
                                       afforded through rail banking makes a lot of sense. It also meets
                                       budgetary mandates and can be enhanced using federal grants or
                                       matching funds. Wichita & Sedgwick County seem to be controlled by
                                       the builders association and not controlled by any planning board.

1041    517 11/22/2004      V.D.2      Stop urban sprawl, need to walk - which would lead to better              Community Meeting North High
                                       neighborhoods, better public transportation.
1042      3 10/12/2004      V.D.3      21st Street Re-development: Redevelop 21st Street as a tourist            Ken Thomas, Wichita
                                       destination place. a) Theme & Amusement Park, b) Casino, 3) Turn
                                       creek into a river walk, d) Make west 21st a Hispanic theme.
1043    178                 V.D.3      Please redevelop the 13th Street area also. We need a grocery store and   Julie Cornett, Wichita
                                       restaurant.
1044    219 11/9/2004       V.E.       Why isn't there anything about a comprehensive solid waste plan? Why      Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                       not a statement about…developing an integrated electrical energy plan?    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                 Public Schools Board
1045    500                 V.E.1      Your drinking water influences the IQ of the children you have.           John L. Moore, Wichita
1046    219 11/9/2004       V.E.2      Costs too much money, we'll never accomplish this!                        Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                                                                                                 Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                 Public Schools Board
1047    554                 V.E.2      Important                                                                 Charolette Fleming, Wichita
1048     28 10/18/2004      V.E.3      One lady suggested a need to include recycling into the plan.             Don Blasi; K-State's Alpha Delta Pi
                                                                                                                 Alumnae Sorority.
1049     36 10/26/2004      V.E.3      We need our own landfill and implement recycling.                         Randy Summers; Mid-America
                                                                                                                 Credit Union
1050     37                 V.E.3      I do believe trash and recycling (not certain day pickup colored bags)    Nancy Bivens, Wichita
                                       but a "place" done right to take everything is a big problem and will
                                       need to be addressed as we grow.




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                              Committee
1051     39                 V.E.3      My concern on environment is taking care of trash. It seems we drag our Nona I. Stevens, Wichita
                                       feet in recycling materials. The city-county should be involved with
                                       "curb side" recycling. People will gladly do this if leadership shows
                                       them the benefit of a far reaching program. This is doable and needs
                                       attention.
1052     74 10/28/2004      V.E.3      Expand strategy to include all waste management with recycling as one   Shelby Wagner; CHMM
                                       element.
1053    132 11/7/2004       V.E.3      Have enjoyed Wichita for many years; I have two comments. Are we        Marlene
                                       seriously going to address true recycling in Wichita? It has been an
                                       issue for both city and county for at least 10 years and we have made
                                       very little progress.
1054    211                 V.E.3      Burn not bury our trash, the progressive answer!                        Joe Stout, Wichita
1055    219 11/9/2004       V.E.3      Recycling plan. Change to read develop and implement a realistic and    Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                       feasible recycling plan for all reusable resources.                     Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                               Public Schools Board
1056    227                 V.E.3      Take care of the trash problem of Wichita by (a) funding a landfill (b) Julia Welch, Wichita
                                       recycling plan (c) place to burn trash. (Have prisoners remove
                                       recyclable materials).
1057    241                 V.E.3      Provide financial incentives for recycling.                              Doris Uhlig, Wichita
1058    279                 V.E.3      "Develop and implement expanded market based recycling programs." Joseph T. Pjor, Wichita
                                       The limiting factor in most recycling programs is usually a user for the
                                       diverted material and the payment for or "tipping fee" that must be paid
                                       when the material is delivered to this user. Recycling programs vary
                                       considerably across the four county area including mandatory
                                       participation programs in some cities. Wichita-Sedgwick County has an
                                       enviable mix of market based recycling companies, government
                                       sponsored drop-off recycling centers, and subscription based curbside
                                       programs that offer varying charges and types of materials accepted.




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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                         Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                    Committee
1059    386                 V.E.3      Wichita should have a user-friendly comprehensive recycling program.          Laura Parks

1060    537 11/23/2004      V.E.3      Recycling - need long term waste disposal.                                    Community Meeting East High
1061    539 11/23/2004      V.E.3      We need a long term sustainable waste reduction/disposal program              Harry Gregory, Wichita
                                       which would include recycling on an immediate short term
                                       implementation.
1062    554                 V.E.3      Important                                                                     Charolette Fleming, Wichita
1063    606                 V.E.3      Include recycling. It is disgraceful the small extent to which we recycle -   Elizabeth Behran, Wichita
                                        much lower than other comparable cities.
1064     18                 V.E.4      Butler Co. is prime area for wind generator.                                  Thomas Wilhite, Derby
1065    279                 V.E.4      "Ensure that the area has access to sufficient, reliable, affordable,         Joseph T. Pjor, Wichita
                                       diversified, and environment sound energy resources to meet its current
                                       and future needs. (Future needs should be based on the assumption that
                                       the key benchmark 1 will be achieved)." This strategy is more
                                       comprehensive than the draft. Further more if the draft strategy were
                                       realized 100% and this alternative were not, the area would be worse off
                                       than it is today.
1066    513                 V.E.4                                                                                    Don Logsdon, Wichita
                                       Wind, solar and ethanol – Natural resources all are readily available.
                                       Knowledge is available (aeronautical engineers, geologist, farmers).
                                       Support by WSU and other Kansas universities is required.
1067    211                 V.E.5      Do not fluoridate!                                                            Joe Stout, Wichita
1068    219 11/9/2004       V.E.5      Need to remove statement, too controversial.                                  Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                                                                                                     Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                     Public Schools Board
1069    219 11/9/2004       V.E.5      Fluoridation is an end product, an action step. Figure out some other         Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                                       words that would lead to the end product. Fluoridation is a lightening        Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                       rod and will bring down the whole vision.                                     Public Schools Board




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                                                                                            Comments Input

              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                    Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
1070    385                 V.E.5      With regard to fluoridation, we can keep the worthy intent of promoting W. Robert Hetrick, Wichita
                                       oral health by using alternatives: 1. deliver fluoride to needy children
                                       through schools, health clinics, etc. as bottled water and/or detail
                                       products; 2. offer Xylitol to children. See Input #385 for details.

1071    517 11/22/2004      V.E.5      Fluoridation all ready voted upon in 1970s.                                 Community Meeting North High
1072    547 11/22/2004      V.E.5      I don't think Visioneering should be used by a few people with "sour        John Stevens, Wichita
                                       grapes" to force the unwilling part of Wichita to conform to something
                                       that has already been decided with a public vote. Fluoridation was a
                                       hotly debated issue in the 70's and would split the city again if forced on
                                       people of the Wichita MSA.
1073    263                 V.F.1      Having a good light rail transportation will encourage re-vitalization of Tom Swan, Wichita
                                       inner city neighborhoods and new housing for all income groups.
1074    397                 V.F.1      Housing which is affordable for homeless persons, should be cross-         Mary K. Vaughn, Wichita
                                       referenced in this section, in addition to the reference in III Quality of
                                       Life - G. Human Services. There is also a need to highlight the
                                       economic impact of housing on a community. See Input #397 for details.

1075    554                 V.F.2      Important                                                               Charolette Fleming, Wichita
1076    517 11/22/2004      V.F.3      Landlords need to be more accountable to keep rental properties up;     Community Meeting North High
                                       need faster action on demolition/condemnation proceedings.
1077    554                 V.F.3      Important                                                               Charolette Fleming, Wichita
1078     74 10/28/2004      V.G        Address issues of air quality and landfill.                             Shelby Wagner; CHMM




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                                                                                              Comments Input

              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                  Committee
1079    558                  V.G.      The GreenWay Alliance strongly recommends that the "Emerald                 Allison Hamm, Wichita
                                       Crescent" vision strategy that was removed at the October editing
                                       session be restored to the Visioneering Report. The City and County
                                       either already own or have rights to the Big Ditch and both entities have
                                       expressed considerable interest in developing this into a regional park
                                       that would provide recreation and NOT compromise flood control.
                                       Again, as a vision partner, the GreenWay Alliance would adopt this
                                       strategy and take the necessary steps to see that it is accomplished.


1080    558                 V.G.       This section of the vision plan needs much stronger language for park       Allison Hamm, Wichita
                                       protection and promotion than the language left after the October
                                       Editing session: "All parks need stewardship". Over the past few years,
                                       parkland has been turned over for other uses repeatedly and currently
                                       one of the city's most unique areas (Pawnee Prairie Park) is being
                                       threatened by a Sewage Treatment Plant that has no place in this
                                       environment - the natural beauty of the area would be lost forever. This
                                       threat continues even though the City of Wichita's Park Board opposed
                                       the proposal unanimously. There must be a Visioneering strategy that
                                       the governmental entities of this Visioneering MSA will promote
                                       acquisition, protection and stewardship for all parkland!!!


1081    620                 V.G.       I firmly agree with the environmental standpoint. I hope to see the         Clayton Campbell, Augusta, student
                                       promises that you have comitted yourself to are followed through. I
                                       believe that your plans for Wichita would be well received and they
                                       would be beneficial for the community.
1082     74 10/28/2004      V.G.1      Define expectations of a clean river - what can we do vs. what we           Shelby Wagner; CHMM
                                       cannot.
1083     88                 V.G.1      1 & 5 are great - specific & direct.                                        David Traster, Wichita
1084    283                 V.G.1      We should do something about the pollution. It is getting really bad, and   Susan McDaniel, Mulvane, student
                                       we need to do something about it.


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                                                                                             Comments Input

              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                     Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
1085    318                 V.G.1      The river cleaned up for swimming.                                        Brandon Tootle, Mulvane, student
1086    517 11/22/2004      V.G.1      What river is referred to here - Little or Big Ark?                       Community Meeting North High
1087    417                 V.G.1      I would like to se the river get cleaned up so the river walk would be    Jimmy Miller, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                       more beneficial.                                                          student
1088    456                 V.G.1      I think that if we would clean up the river people would be attracted to  Ryan Bulger, Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                                       boating through downtown Wichita.                                         student
1089    263                V.G.1.      Clean up the river is way to general a statement.                         Tom Swan, Wichita
1090    500                V.G.2       People don't seem to be able to look into the future when our green       John L. Moore, Wichita
                                       spaces are gone. We could have linear parks (rail to trails) that stretch
                                       from Freedonia to Medicine Lodge and beyond.
1091     88                 V.G.2      Will be a problem depending on the scope of the project. Many "green David Traster, Wichita
                                       spaces" and "greenways" are owned by homeowners associations.
                                       Public access is a problem.
1092    263                 V.G.2      The only way to create attractive & natural green spaces is to force       Tom Swan, Wichita
                                       developers to leave it, enhance it & make available for all to use. If you
                                       want to see what an urban stream corridor can look like - look at Slough
                                       Creek in Sedgwick. Co. Park. It has been transformed from a drainage
                                       ditch into a Kansas front stream. This can be done everywhere.

1093    380                 V.G.2      I believe that the City of Wichita should look at requirements for park   Cecile Kellenbarger, Wichita
                                       space and not take any more park or greenway space from the intercity
                                       as it now stands. I believe that the City should stand on commitments
                                       that were promised prior to the standing Council and not bend rules.
                                       Example: the building of a school in Lynwood Park. That was wrong.

1094    507                 V.G.2      Change 2nd sentence. Restrict development of residential & businesses     Bob Hanson, Wichita
                                       in flood areas.
1095    517 11/22/2004      V.G.2      Restrict development?                                                     Community Meeting North High
1096    537 11/23/2004      V.G.2      Do art in greenways.                                                      Community Meeting East High



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              Date       Foundation:   Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                 Committee
1097     88                 V.G.3      3 & 4 don't say anything substantial. What do they mean? There are         David Traster, Wichita
                                       specific problems that need to be addressed - ground level ozone needs
                                       to be dealt with so Wichita does not go into non-attainment status. Non-
                                       attainment would have a significant negative impact on business in this
                                       community - it is not mentioned.
1098    304                 V.G.3      I think they should decrease pollution in the manufacturing area. I also   Max Heersche, Mulvane, student
                                       think they should increase forests in the area to provide more oxygen.

1099    500                 V.G.4      Clean air Wichita bumps against air standards every year. Why not          John L. Moore, Wichita
                                       implement car emission testing before it is to late. No smoking policies
                                       in all public places. The city could save 20 to 30% if they have only non-
                                       smoking insurance. Let the smokers pick up the rest of the tab for their
                                       insurance.
1100    537 11/23/2004      V.G.7      Bullet 7 - increase opportunities for mentally disabled.                   Community Meeting East High
1101    537 11/23/2004      V.H.       Pave roads in city limits, more connecting bike paths                      Community Meeting East High
1102    543 11/23/2004      V.H.       Beautification projects tie in with quality of life: Bury power lines,     Elke Marx, Wichita
                                       solve trash problem, pave dirt roads within city limits, create more
                                       sidewalks & bike paths, so people can connect! Focus on making the
                                       people who already live here happy, not so much the ones who don't.

1103    403                  V.I       Add: work towards adoptive reuse of historic buildings within the          J.Eric Engstrom, Wichita
                                       community using private investments and federal and state tax credits;
                                       continue development of historic tourism as an economic force for the
                                       region.
1104     35 10/20/2004       V.I       The president of the board felt that the Historical Museum might be        Novelene Ross; Wichita/Sedgwick
                                       interested in adopting the strategy of supporting preservation of          County Historical Museum Board
                                       historical buildings.
1105    517 11/22/2004       V.I       Need markers for historic preservation buildings; need tours.              Community Meeting North High
1106    263                  V.J.      Focus on more natural river corridor improvements.                         Tom Swan, Wichita




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                                                                                                Comments Input

              Date       Foundation:     Input                                                                   Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
1107    482                  V.J.        In the 50's we did not dredge the Arkansas River for an inland waterway Leo R. Helsel, Jr. Wichita
                                         to the Gulf.
1108    281                    VI        Find ways to help non-profit art groups to grow; such as strategic      Sandy Allen, Wichita
                                         planning mentors, special grants, mentors for leadership development,
                                         etc.
1109    517 11/22/2004        VI         Need to change so that is includes public leadership.                  Community Meeting North High
1110      6 10/12/2004       VI.A.       Proactively develop minority leadership                                Jim Schwarzenberger, Hispanic
                                                                                                                Business Leadership Committee
1111    162 11/8/2004         VI.D       Concerned with rising taxes and whether our strategies would just make Elena Ingle; Meadowlark
                                         things worse.                                                          Neighborhood Assn.
1112    173 11/10/2004        VI.D       See Section IV, Government & Section VI, Private Sector Leadership     John Frederick,
                                         concerning meeting Key Benchmarks; I would suggest that a similar
                                         sentence be added to the Government section. The sentence could
                                         possibly read: Government/public sector leadership will take
                                         responsibility for meeting our Key Benchmarks. See Input #173 for
                                         details.
1113    473                  VI.E.      Have school children get involved in the city development. Be creative     Charolette Fleming, Wichita
                                        in the advertising - have them offer why they love Wichita and why they
                                        want to stay here to work - grow family and retire. Use this in the
                                        marketing ideas for the city.
1114     66 10/29/2004        W.        Whatever happened to the RTKL plan and why won't this one collect          Clay Bastian; Wichita Water &
                         Implementation dust? Why would people in other counties want to participate in            Sewer Managers
                                        Wichita's plan?
1115     75 11/3/2004         W.        Skeptical about implementation. Lots of comments about apathy in the       Suzie Ahlstrand; Regional Prevention
                         Implementation community.                                                                 Center

1116    134 11/2/2004         W.        Questions about how/who would track success against key benchmarks. Shari Male; Junior League of Wichita
                         Implementation




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                                                                                               Comments Input

              Date        Foundation: Input                                                                      Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                            Strategy                                                                                                               Committee
1117    144 11/8/2004         W.        Several people commented that they were concerned about follow           Faith Tucker; Benton Elementary
                         Implementation through and were looking for more clarity around next ACTIVE steps       School Site Council
                                        (versus just more communications).
1118    172                   W.        How can we collaborate closer with you?                                  Judy Schaben, Wichita
                         Implementation

1119    207 11/8/2004         W.        Most questions centered around how they might fit in to the process and Curtis Richardson; Sigma Phi Epsilon
                         Implementation how to get involved. The attendees felt Sigma Phi Epsilon could both      Fraternity at WSU
                                        contribute to and benefit from the Visioneering Wichita efforts and are
                                        ready to participate however necessary to meet goals set by the citizens.

1120    214 11/11/2004        W.        How do we get involved?                                                  Terry Behrendt, Darren Muci; AAPA
                         Implementation

1121    219 11/9/2004         W.        How does Visioneering Wichita relate to existing organizations as they    Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                         Implementation carry out their daily operations?                                         Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                  Public Schools Board
1122    219 11/9/2004         W.          Can we adopt a few strategies? We are not going to adopt all of these   Suzie Ahlstrand, Henry Luke; City of
                         Implementation   but can adopt a few.                                                    Wichita, Sedgwick County, Wichita
                                                                                                                  Public Schools Board
1123    222 11/7/2004         W.          They want to participate and they will be involved. Their main concern Autumn Heithaus, Andover United
                         Implementation   was how have their (Andover) city leaders, developers, government, etc. Methodist Church
                                          been involved in this process.
1124    236 11/5/2004         W.          Younger employees echoed their desire to serve on community boards. Suzie Ahlstrand; Sullivan Higdon &
                         Implementation   They want to provide their creativity but don't necessarily have the    Sink
                                          money to give.
1125    245 11/9/2004         W.          The college should be a part of the Visioneering Wichita effort. (On    Jackie Vietti; Butler Community
                         Implementation   behalf of Butler Community College, the board approved a formal         College Board of Trustees
                                          motion to become a Visioneering partner.)




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                                                                                               Comments Input

              Date        Foundation: Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                            Strategy                                                                                                                Committee
1126    251 11/17/2004        W.        1) How do we get people from out to the county to participate is VW?      Clay Bastian; YMCA Community
                         Implementation 2) Does anyone know how other existing task forces intersect with the     Development Board
                                        goals and strategies of VW?
1127    517                   W.        Items are not prioritized; is there a system of what is more important?   Community Meeting North High
                         Implementation

1128    439                   W.        In almost all Big Cities or those in which we are compared, United Way Katie Siedhoff; Kapaun Mt. Carmel;
                         Implementation is a big support system. They might just possibly be able to better       student
                                        organize and support the plans of vision.
1129    545 11/22/2004        W.        I would be very interested in working on any committees to develop        Cindy Entriken, Wichita
                         Implementation strategies and benchmarks for human services and the elderly. I'd like to
                                        be a vision partner. Also suggest that people who work in
                                        Recreation/Arts and Culture read Rise of the Creative Class.

1130    550                   W.        Quite a few people mentioned concern for how we would pay for all of Deborah Bass, Cox Communications
                         Implementation this and how we could involve the older more conservative members of
                                        the community.
1131    622                   W.        I understand that you want to make all of these changes, but where will Natalie Critchfield, Augusta, student
                         Implementation all the money come from to make these changes? Especially in
                                        education, money is needed to help start all of these excellent programs.

1132     19 10/20/2004   X. Committee Question concerning involvement of organized labor - I pointed out list Linda Sorrell; Central Plains
                           Members    of participants - same question about faith based participation. I would Area/Advisory Council on Aging
                                      suggest putting affiliations after volunteer names - it seemed to make a
                                      difference to the audience - wanted assurance of broad participation.

1133    105 11/4/2004      Z. Glossary   Comment: how can we fund our schools if we are going to do visioning? Suzie Ahlstrand; KU Medical School
                                                                                                               Staff
1134    134 11/2/2004      Z. Glossary   Concerns about who would fund all the strategies.                     Shari Male; Junior League of Wichita



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                                                                                              Comments Input

            Date         Foundation:    Input                                                                       Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                           Strategy                                                                                                                     Committee
1135    142 10/27/2004    Z. Glossary   Another question dealt with the topic of possible obstacles or              Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton; WSU
                                        roadblocks coming from other Kansas communities at the state level,         President Student Government
                                        especially with regard to funding and resources. The response indicated Association
                                        that what is good for Wichita is good for the state, so very little
                                        resistance is anticipated on most issues, but that the possibility, however
                                        slight, always exists to some degree.
1136    142 10/27/2004    Z. Glossary   A later response addressed a question concerning who is being asked to Curtis Richardson, Eric Sexton; WSU
                                        become a Vision Partner and from where resources might be drawn to     President Student Government
                                        aid in accomplishing the goals outlined in the draft.                  Association

1137    176               Z. Glossary   See Input #176 for format change suggestions.                            Jeralyn Laughton, Wichita
1138    181 11/8/2004     Z. Glossary   How will it be funded?                                                   Kim Henning; United Teachers of
                                                                                                                 Wichita
1139    190 11/9/2004     Z. Glossary   2 questions about "what is the cost"?                                    Dave Unruh, Morris Dunlap; WIBA

1140    236 11/5/2004     Z. Glossary   Suggested an executive summary. Also need to make "terms" or           Suzie Ahlstrand; Sullivan Higdon &
                                        "phrases" more understandable for average citizen.                     Sink
1141    237 11/9/2004     Z. Glossary   Question about where is the "pot of gold" to carry out the plan?       Suzie Ahlstrand, Eric Engstrom;
                                                                                                               Wichita Bar Association
1142     53 10/28/2004    Z. Vision     How do we become a Vision Partner? What do they do? What specific Randy Summers; Wichita Downtown
                           Partner      committees are established?                                            Development Corp.
1143    144 11/8/2004     Z. Vision     No one seemed very clear on or impressed with the Vision Partner form. Faith Tucker; Benton Elementary
                           Partner      It doesn't give enough specific, actionable steps or "how-to"          School Site Council
                                        information. A suggestion was given to outline some examples of how
                                        this would work so people could get a better feel for expectations and
                                        how they could apply it to their organization.
1144    213 11/8/2004     Z. Vision     Already engaged in activities that would support the Vision. Would like Shelbye Wagner; Wichita Promise
                           Partner      to know who other Vision Partners will be to collaborate on projects    Youth Council
                                        where applicable.




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                                                                                        Comments Input

              Date   Foundation:   Input                                                                  Name, Organization & Contact Info Action Recommended by Staff or Editorial
                       Strategy                                                                                                             Committee
1145    525           Z. Vision    Interested in knowing more about the process of being a Visioneering   Denise Sherman; Mil-Aire
                        Partner    partner - referred to sign up sheet & upcoming public meeting.         Neighborhood Association




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