Wednesday 23 Jul
 photo BO-Button1_zps13524083.jpg


OKG Newsletter

Topic: meeting

Point: Sustainability is ‘good stewardship’


Harlan Hentges
Edmond called a meeting to discuss a “sustainability plan,” but protesters disrupted the meeting and shouted down citizens.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Board games

Now you know what the school board does!


Gazette staff
The meeting, Barresi’s first as chair of the board, quickly turned into a sandbox of heated exchanges, name-calling and general animosity between Barresi and the members of the board over some of the official’s nominees in the state Department of Education.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Private and public

After the state Board of Education stalled their hiring, staffers for new Superintendent Janet Barresi will be paid by private funds.


Clifton Adcock
Meanwhile, Barresi asked Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to look into possible Open Meetings Act violations by the board, alleging the push-back appeared orchestrated and pre-planned. State law prohibits a quorum of a public body to discuss public business without a posted agenda.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

State of flux

The function and makeup of the State Board of Education are in question as the body grapples with future budget woes.


Clifton Adcock
Next year’s education budget could see a greater funding cut than the 2.9 percent reduction laid out in Gov. Mary Fallin’s budget because of federal funds running dry, Oklahoma State Board of Education members were told at its Feb. 24 meeting.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Eight is enough

City officials and consultants ponder how to include a ‘headquarters hotel’ in the convention center plans.


Clifton Adcock
Eight locations around downtown Oklahoma City are being eyed as possible sites for the MAPS 3 convention center.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Timeline on the table

The document that will guide MAPS 3 resource allocation and staffing priorities nears Oklahoma City Council approval.


Clifton Adcock
The timeline arose after the subcommittee overseeing the MAPS 3 convention center requested a revised timeline from Architectural Design Group in order to speed up the convention center’s progress. With a price tag of more than $250 million, the convention center is the most expensive MAPS 3 project.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ruling class

OKC councilman argues that the city is not functioning as a representative democracy.


Clifton Adcock
In the first regular Oklahoma City Council meeting since a contentious one two weeks prior, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid asked that the council begin the process of healing some of the discord it has experienced.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011