Topeka City Council Wants Second Police Helo | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 11.21.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.21.14 **
** Airborne 11.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.19.14 **
** Airborne 11.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 11.17.14 **

Tue, Dec 11, 2007

Topeka City Council Wants Second Police Helo

Mayor Doesn't, But May Not Have A Choice

The Topeka, KS City Council recently voted to buy an additional police helicopter... a move that infuriated Mayor Bill Bunten.

Last week, the city council made the decision without Bunten’s knowledge, reports KSNT-27. Bunten was openly opposed to the plan; he vetoed a previous resolution for the helicopter in July, though the measure still managed to find its way into the 2008 budget.

The council reportedly found a "veto-proof" communication document that will allow the $800,000 Robinson R44 to be purchased. The city wants a lease purchase agreement for the helicopter for five years.

Bunten warned city officials citizens may lose confidence in their ability to disperse city funds, and this could jeopardize an upcoming sales tax vote.

“We'll not get this sales tax passed and the result of that would be a continued deterioration of this city,” Mayor Bunten said. “When someone does begin to address the needs, it will cost a lot more.”

Bunten reminded them the yearly payments for the helicopter must pass an appropriation process, and that he will not support any payments for the aircraft.

FMI: www.topeka.org/cityofficials/index.shtml, www.robinsonheli.com/products.htm

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 11.21.14: AEA's 3Q/14 Report, Fantasy Of Flight, Modernizing The NAS

Also: Holland Wants Gold, FAA Strangling UAVs?, RAF WWII Trainer For Sale, Bf109s Live, Georgia v Aerospace Engineers The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-qu>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements>[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

Air Force Funds Research On Thermal Management Technology For Fighters

Heat Generated By Electronic Systems A Growing Challenge Managing heat that is generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace sy>[...]

Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Airborne Electronic Attack System

Prototype Test Flights Evaluate Integrated Electronic Warfare Capabilities The U.S. Navy and Raytheon successfully demonstrated an end to end, first of its kind, integrated electro>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC