Wichita petition drive nears end


It’s been a lot of work. Wichita city leaders ought to take notice that citizens are so opposed to their actions that they will venture out in winter to gather signatures in opposition.

The issue is the Ambassador Hotel, part of the Douglas Place project, in downtown Wichita. This project received a multi-layer cake of subsidies from the City of Wichita, State of Kansas, and even the U.S. federal government. One of these layers is subject to a protest petition that will force an election so that citizens may decide the matter. That’s what is coming to an end.

Petition organizers and volunteers have collected many signatures, but more are needed. This weekend is the final push, as signatures are due Tuesday December 6th. Following is an invitation to a party this Sunday where circulators can turn in signatures they have gathered, and where citizens may sign.

Petition Party Invitation

Thank you for adding your name and support to the hotel guest tax petition! Thanks to your efforts, it is likely Wichita voters will get to decide if one hotel should get a better tax break than the rest.

We’d like to show our appreciation by making our last petition collection effort a thank you party.


Sunday, December 4, 2011
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
at the Corporate Hills Marriott
9100 Corporate Hills Drive
(West of Webb Road just north of Kellogg. Click here for a map.)

Cake, coffee, and punch will be served. Free notaries will be on hand to receive your final petitions.

Bring friends and family who want to sign.

If you can’t attend but have a petition you would like a free notary to pick up, call John Todd at 316-312-7335.

infoks@afphq.org or 316-681-4415

Call Susan 316-681-4415


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