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OKG Newsletter

Topic: funds

Positive perceptions

Residents are generally pleased with the direction Oklahoma City is taking


Clifton Adcock
An overwhelming majority of Oklahoma City’s likely voters believe the municipality is on the right track and has done a good job handling the MAPS funds, according to a recent poll.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Caged heat

Funding for the OKC Zoo draws scrutiny from a city councilman.


Clifton Adcock
When Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid began talking about a re-examination of the city’s dedicated sales taxes during a City Council meeting last month, little did he know he was grabbing a tiger by the tail.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mileage may vary

While MAPS 3 promised 70 miles of new sidewalks, project officials say only about 25 miles can be built for the $6.8 million budget.


Clifton Adcock
Despite a promise of 70 miles of new sidewalks as part of the MAPS 3 program, Oklahoma City is now looking at constructing possibly less than 40 percent of that amount for the entire project.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A years-old winning design for a bus stop will jump from sketch to street


Rod Lott
Five years ago, Metro Transit riders waiting for the bus may have been bombarded with questions from a fellow bench sitter. The inquiries weren't the ramblings of a madman, although it might have seemed that way to those being quizzed.
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Swine breeds success

Edmond high school students hope to raise half a million for charity during Swine Week.


Rachael Cervenka
Local high school students are stepping out of the classroom and into the real world to raise awareness and make a financial difference for individuals without limbs.
Friday, March 1, 2013

The good, the bad and the goofy


Cal Hobson
Our legislators are home this summer, having completed their 2013 work. It was a session that saw good bills killed, bad bills consuming too much precious time and the passage of a ridiculous tax cut that doesn’t even kick in until 2016.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Train earlier, work smarter


Gazette staff
Can’t find a job? It might be because you’re not good enough. Some companies here can’t fill the jobs they have due to lack of skill and training, said CareerTech Director Robert Sommers.
Monday, February 3, 2014

Public help, private growth

Tax increment financing, or TIF, approvals aim to spur economic development.


Tim Farley
Public financing for three major renovation projects in downtown Oklahoma City will generate almost $90 million in private investments, according to the city’s economic development director.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

American Indian Cultural Center funding to be debated Monday


Tim Farley
A $40 million funding measure for the long-awaited American Indian Cultural Center and Museum will be decided Monday by the state Senate.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014