Robert Layton

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Name: Robert Layton
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 3 reports

The legacy of Chief Norman Williams

WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams’ retirement announcement Thursday came as a surprise for most people across Wichita, along with largely mixed emotions.The long-time chief received widespread praise and applause from city leaders ... [Published KSN - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

City Manager will hire new police chief

WICHITA , Kansas – With Normal Williams retiring as chief of police, it’s up to the city manager, Robert Layton, to hire a new chief.“Well, we are his boss,” says city council member Janet Miller. “The City Manager will make the decision, but we will ... [Published KSN - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita City Council passes $577 million budget

The City Council passed a balanced budget for 2015, which totals about $577 million to fund Wichita’s police, fire, parks, utilities and other services.“This is pretty much a status quo budget, which for us is significant because we’ve been in cutback ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita: Decriminalizing Marijuana?

WICHITA - The city council is waiting to see if there are enough valid signatures on petitions to decriminalize marijuana in the city.The petitions have been turned in to the Sedgwick County Election Office for verification. If the signatures are valid ... [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Signature count may delay City Council vote on marijuana issue

If the Sedgwick County elections office cannot confirm the number of registered voters who signed a petition to decriminalize marijuana by the end of Monday, the Wichita City Council may have to delay its planned vote Tuesday morning on whether to place ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

City Council to decide Tuesday whether to place sales tax on November ballot

City Council members could decide Tuesday whether a proposed 1-cent sales tax will be put to voters on the November ballot.The proposed tax would generate an estimated $400 million over the next five years and would help pay for a new water source, public ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Wichita City Council hears more details about sales tax options

In the coming weeks, Wichita City Council members likely will consider two alternative ballot languages that could be part of a 1-cent sales tax ballot measure in November that would generate about $400 million over the next five years.The first option ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Cities turning to sales tax to fix budget woes

WICHITA, Kansas – Declining financial support from the state is one reason some local officials say Kansans across the map could soon be paying more in taxes. Most municipal leaders say they’ve been weaning off depending on state money for the last decade, ... [Published KSN - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 20 2014 - Updated Jul 20 2014 - 1 reports

Guard against racial profiling

A third study finding that black motorists in Wichita are ticketed at disproportionately higher rates than whites should to lead to more efforts to guard against racial profiling and, it follows, foster public trust. Data collection and an advisory board, ... [Published Hutchinson News - Jul 20 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

City manager raises questions of wording in marijuana petition

The city of Wichita is raising legal questions over the wording of a petition to decriminalize marijuana possession, a move petition organizers say might be an attempt to squelch their initiative after they’ve collected thousands of signatures to put ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 4 reports

More dollars for snow removal part of proposed Wichita budget

After last year’s frozen-over winter, the city of Wichita is planning to put more money into snow removal as part of the annual budget.More street maintenance, a few more firefighters and a more permanent police outreach to the homeless also were among ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Students named to honors list

The following local students recently were named to the honors list at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke for spring 2014 semester: Kendra Dorn, Ian Fetterolf, Daniel Guthrie, Ryan Lasater, Andrew Moore, Samantha Colbourne, Alesia Carr, Manuel ... [Published Jacksonville Daily News - Jul 14 2014]

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But the Wichita study, as Layton said, "shows there is a disparity, and as long as there is a disparity, we need to drill down and determine the causes of the factors behind those numbers."

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The legacy of Chief Norman Williams [Published KSN - Aug 15 2014]
City Manager will hire new police chief [Published KSN - Aug 14 2014]
Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams to retire [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 14 2014]
Wichita police chief will resign in September [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 14 2014]
Wichita City Council passes $577 million budget [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 12 2014]
Wichita: Decriminalizing Marijuana? [Published KNSS Radio - Aug 04 2014]
Signature count may delay City Council vote on ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 04 2014]
City Council to decide Tuesday whether to place... [Published Wichita Eagle - Aug 02 2014]
Wichita City Council hears more details about s... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 23 2014]
Cities turning to sales tax to fix budget woes [Published KSN - Jul 23 2014]
Guard against racial profiling [Published Hutchinson News - Jul 20 2014]
Eagle editorial: Are city and county doing enou... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 20 2014]
More dollars for snow removal part of proposed ... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 16 2014]
Proposed Wichita budget includes 2.2% general f... [Published Wichita Business Journal - Jul 15 2014]
City manager raises questions of wording in mar... [Published Wichita Eagle - Jul 15 2014]
City releases budget during Tuesday meeting [Published KSN - Jul 15 2014]
Wichita releases proposed 2015 budget [Published KWCH 12 - Jul 15 2014]
Students named to honors list [Published Jacksonville Daily News - Jul 14 2014]
Wichita may turn to rejected water plan [Published The Washington Times stories: News - May 18 2014]
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