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OKG Newsletter

Topic: Pete White

Citty seems confused

The chief should release all relevant data to the public, for he needs to do some explaining.


Charles M.B. Smith
Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty, in discussing the Aug. 29 ambush of Officer Katie Lawson, asserted that “assault rifles” are “becoming a bigger threat to law enforcement each day,” and “officers are running into guns at a much higher rate than 20 years ago, even on traffic stops.”
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Pastor is right: Citty should resign

Letters to the Editor

Daniel J. Stoner
I add my voice to that of Tom Vineyard (and others), the pastor who has called for the resignation of OKC Police Chief Bill Citty.
Friday, February 18, 2011

Grand proposal

Can the Oklahoma City Council commit? Next week it might take the plunge by adopting a MAPS 3 timeline.


Clifton Adcock
Two major issues of the MAPS 3 program are likely to come up for approval at the July 5 Oklahoma City Council meeting: a proposed project timeline and a proposed site for the future convention center.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Overcoming Momentum’s legacy


Doug Loudenback
The Committee for Oklahoma City Momentum, a recently formed nonprofit organization, spent $486,041 to support and oppose candidates during the recent Oklahoma City Council elections in Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Crossed wires

Councilman Shadid hopes to formalize procedures that give the public and City Council more time to consider measures.


Clifton Adcock
A measure by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid that would give more public notice and more time for the Oklahoma City Council to consider certain measures may include language on agenda-item deferrals as well.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

‘Line in the sand’

Riddled by conflict and animosity, the Oklahoma City Council rejected a deferral process proposed by a targeted councilman.


Clifton Adcock
A measure by two Oklahoma City Council members creating a standard for deferring council agenda items was narrowly shot down at the Aug. 2 meeting.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Arrested development

The state Ethics Commission declines to proceed with proposed changes to city election laws.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission declined at its special Jan. 12 meeting to send to the Legislature proposed changes to the laws governing local elections and campaign finance disclosure.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The next step

State and city officials mull transparency of elections in a post-Citizens United world.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission has sent a recommendation to the state Legislature that it be removed from oversight of local elections and the laws governing such elections be scrapped and rewritten.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Takeover trouble

The city’s request for operators of the MAPS 3 senior wellness centers has generated little interest.


Clifton Adcock
Although the Oklahoma City Council has approved plans laying out two MAPS 3 projects, council members expressed concern that one of the projects has drawn little interest from operators that eventually will be needed.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Out of step

Oklahoma City Council members express dismay over MAPS 3 sidewalk discrepancy as master plan sent back to subcommittee.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council voted unanimously at its Aug. 28 meeting to send a master plan for sidewalks under the MAPS 3 program back to the subcommittee level for reconsideration.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012