It’s good that the city of Wichita has dropped plans to pursue legislation ending the requirement that it give cited motorists a mailed warning before their licenses are revoked.
As state Sen. Phil Journey, R-Haysville, has said, â€œitâ€™s only fairâ€ to give people the notice before they lose their licenses. Itâ€™s possible to simply forget to pay a fine. And itâ€™s reasonable to give citizens a mailed reminder before they lose something as important as driving privileges.
The City Council recently decided to keep sending out that final mailed notice, but they’re still pursuing a compromise bill that would allow them to collect $5 for each mailing to offset administrative costs.
That’s only fair, too.