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Wichita Activists Wrap Up Petition Drive

December 06, 2011 J

A hearty “thank you” is in order for the thousands of Wichitans who made the effort to add their signature to the protest petition circulated by the Wichita AFP chapter and other local groups who believe one local hotel should not get a better tax break than its competitors.

In September, the Wichita City Council approved an incentive package for developers of Ambassador Hotel downtown, including a provision allowing the hotel to keep 75 percent of the guest tax it charges its customers. Activists launched an effort to collect enough signatures of registered voters to put this portion of the incentive package up for a public vote. Just over 2,500 signatures were required for the effort, but thanks to the dedication of activists willing to circulate the petition we turned in more than 3,500 signatures on Monday.

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