Northeast Wichita is currently without a pool but those in the McAdams community continue to ask the city to change that. Recently, city council approved a plan that allocates $4 million dollars into the 67214 community. There were three pools out of the nine selected to close and the McAdams community closed this summer; the other pools are set to close in the coming years.
However, Saturday was all about progress. Community members, McAdams activist, and city leaders like Wichita’s city manager, Robert Layton, were all present for the round table discussion on how to revitalize the 67214 community. Former mayor, Carl Brewer, said the conversation around McAdams pool started years ago.
“We’ve done some work but we still have a long way to go and we certainly have not fell in line with what the future plan was,” said Brewer. “Now, it’s time to educate the community about what’s going on, how to read the budget and understand the politics of local government and how it’s affecting them and their families and their communities.”
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