Daily Archives: July 8, 2009

A look at the city/county arena parking plan

Arena Parking Presentation

Exploration Place interim director hired

The former city manager of Hutchinson will serve as interim director of Exploration Place.

Sedgwick County commissioners unanimously approved a contract with Joe Palacioz that pays him $1,500 a week for 30 hours of work each week. He will not receive benefits.

Palacioz will serve as the museum’s leader until a new president is hired. The county hopes to wrap up that process before March. Former president Alberto Meloni resigned earlier this year.

Sedgwick County checkbook open for your eyes

Want to peek into Sedgwick County’s checkbook? Now you can.

Chief financial officer Chris Chronis this morning unveiled a new feature of the county’s Web site, www.sedgwickcounty.org, that will allow anyone to see what money is coming in and going out. Commissioner Karl Peterjohn had asked for the financial data to be made readily public, explaining he had been frustrated as a citizen when seeking financial information from government agencies.

The checkbook also will show payments to vendors.

“This is just one more step to take the mystery out of government,” commissioner Tim Norton said.

The checkbook will go live today on the home page of the Web site.