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Great times for OKC

Sandy Meyers March 21st, 2012

To live in Oklahoma City today is exciting. The approval by the Oklahoma City Council to restructure Centennial Plaza or Civic Center park is a great gift to all of us. Making this prominent property a spectacular centerpiece for the arts and civic affairs gives us all a feeling of pride and excitement.

Having been active in establishing the Alliance for Cultural Facilities in 1989, consisting of 120 members from all areas of OKC, there was lengthy discussion of improving the park along with renovation of Civic Center Music Hall. MAPS provided money for the Civic Center, but not enough for a complete makeover of the park.

After 23 years of concern and vigorous deliberation over this prominent property, it is exciting to see this restructuring begin.

Our City Council led by our great mayor, Mick Cornett, along with City Manager Jim Couch, have continued to utilize professional interest in improving our city. The entire staff works diligently to provide our city with an environment that attracts state and national attention.

Many thanks to Rand Elliott and the citizens, both public and private, for their combined thoughts, many months and hundreds of hours of deliberation. The final design will provide a much-needed, spectacular centerpiece for arts and civic affairs.

What a great contribution to our city.

—Sandy Meyers
Oklahoma City

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03.21.2012 at 09:56 Reply

This sounds like someone afraid to say what they really think.  I'm reminded of the death of Kim Jong Il.   Possibily because you refer to him as "our great mayor."  Sounds a lot like "dear leader."  Of course this also sounds like someone kissing butt, and trying to get a promotion.  You don't have any employment affiliation with these people do you?

I could be way off base, but that's just how it came across.  The city changes are a plus, but they certainly aren't happening fast enough to make OKC relevant to the nation.  If this city want to be cool, it needs to be more like Austin, or Seattle.