Carl Brewer on Environment
Community partnerships to clean up polluted Superfund sites
Former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer picked a symbolic location to launch his bid for governor --the Hotel at Old Town--setting the tone for a community activist campaign contrasting with the small-government philosophy that has dominated
Kansas politics during Gov. Sam Brownback's six years in office. "The building that we're standing in today is a great example of community partnerships,"
Brewer said. "This hotel used to be a polluted Superfund site with a very grim future. But with collaboration from local, state and federal agencies, we resulted in a thriving entertainment district that has revitalized our downtown."
Brewer said the state is now facing the same kind of challenges Wichita faced in building up Old Town. "The state's financial future--the forecast is very dark and cloudy," Brewer said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle on 2018 Kansas Gubernatorial race
, Feb 20, 2017
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