Daily Archives: Sept. 30, 2008

We must be inching toward April already

Though Wichita City Council races began quietly months ago, it appears the first public move may be made by Janet Miller, who issued a release today indicating she’ll run to fill Sharon Fearey’s seat representing the north-central Wichita district. (Fearey is out by term limits.) Miller, president of the park board, has long been rumored to be seeking the seat. She’s slated to make an announcement regarding the District 6 position Thursday at 11:15 a.m. at the Midtown Community Resource Center. Everyone is invited.

Districts 1, 3 and 6 are up for election this year (District 1 is held by Lavonta Williams and Jim Skelton has the District 3 seat). (See PDF district map)The deadline to file for council seats is Jan. 27. The primary is March 3. Election Day is April 7. (Learn more about how to file for office.) Let the races begin.

See Michelle Obama at a free rally in Kansas City on Wednesday

Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at a rally to support her husband, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Kansas City, Mo.

The event is free and open to the public, the campaign said. Entry will be on a first-come, first served basis.

The “Change We Need” rally will be at 18th Street between Vine and Highland streets. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the event begins at 5:10 p.m.

The public entrance is at 18th Street and The Paseo, the wheelchair accessible entrance is at East 17th Terr., and The Paseo.

For security reasons, attendees should not bring bags and should limit personal items. No banners or signs will be allowed, the campaign said.

While tickets are not requires, people are encouraged to RSVP at: http://mo.barackobama.com/KansasCityChange

Deltona passes over Salerno for city manager gig

City leaders in Deltona, Fla. passed over Pat Salerno and hired their city clerk as city manager, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. That leaves Salerno, who withdrew from the manager gig in Wichita after signing a contract in July, out there job hunting.

Of course, Wichita’s 17-member search committee is about to view a list of potential managers listed by a national headhunting firm Wednesday. But, somehow, we doubt Salerno will be in the mix.