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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Convention

Cornett’s concerns

While OKC Mayor Mick Cornett is generally pleased with the MAPS 3 process, he’s expressing some concerns about implementation of the $777 million program.


News

Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett said he is pleased with the structure of the MAPS 3 subcommittees, but expressed concern on some aspects of the program.
 
Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shift happens

The convention center has moved to the front of the MAPS 3 pack, but not without some controversy.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council approved two major MAPS 3 measures at its July 5 meeting, despite requests to delay consideration of the items by a councilman unable to attend the meeting and harsh criticism from other council members.
 
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

‘Bait and switch'


Letters to the Editor

David Orr
In an Aug. 10 Gazette letter ("Why pay $30 million to move OGE substation?”), Larry D. Fry predicts revenue enhancements benefiting OKC from the recent decision to change the MAPS timeline and build the convention center before the projects citizens actually voted for, and with a $50 million tax incentive to spur construction of a multistory convention center hotel.
 
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Contingency plan

The MAPS 3 convention center budget was reduced when City Council voted to move $30 million from the convention center budget to a contingency fund.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council waded into a fight over $30 million that some say rightfully belongs in the convention center budget, while others say it should be set aside to move an OGE substation (pictured) situated near the future MAPS 3 park.
 
Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Studying the cities

OKC leaders take a look at what’s worked — and what hasn’t — in other cities.


News

Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council on Sept. 18 heard presentations on what can be learned from reviewing the successes and mistakes of other cities.
 
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
 
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