Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44Advocacy The WDDC has an active role in the area of advocacy. The organization works in partnership with entities such as the City of Wichita, Friends of Historic Preservation, Visit Wichita and the Chamber of Commerce on various legislative initiatives. Regularly, the organization works with the City Council on projects within Downtown Wichita providing economic data or testimony of how a project will further the implementation of Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita. Mobile Food Vendor Policy The presence of food trucks in Wichita has increased dramatically over the past five years. Mobile food vendors have become a remarkable tool for activating spaces and providing a dining option throughout the metropolitan area for areas currently underserved by brick and mortar restaurants. The presence of food options at outdoor art fairs, festivals and events helps to build community while enhancing vitality. Due to the growth and popularity of food trucks, it was important to revisit existing policy that limited the food vendors’ ability to operate in Wichita. The food trucks have organized to create a formal coalition and the WDDC assisted them in communicating their requests and input with City officials to craft a new policy. City officials, food truck vendors, and other stakeholders are currently working on new policy that more closely aligns Wichita with ordinances that are in place in peer cities. This new policy will be presented to the City Council for consideration in 2016. Old Town Safety & Sustainability Old Town is an award winning mixed-use neighborhood in Downtown that is comprised primarily of former warehouse buildings that have been repurposed. This historic district was named an official entertainment district through an ordinance adopted by the City Council in 2014 and remains a destination for visitors from across the region. In 2015-2016, the Old Town Association, working in partnership with the WDDC and the Wichita Police Department, was able to assist the City in creating a new policy that will ensure overall safety, crowd management, and traffic circulation in the district. This new policy pro-actively helps ensure that Old Town remains a safe and thriving neighborhood for citizens and visitors. Public Policy 3 5 W D D C Old Town Entertainment District Carnegie Summer Concert Series 220 S Main St.