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OKG Newsletter

Topic: MAPS

‘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.


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

Counterpoint: Investing wisely


Donald Jordan
The last decade has seen the tremendous benefits from our investment in our city’s core. The MAPS projects will continue to be a catalyst for so much dynamic growth for the arts, and continued investment is essential for our sustained economic development, educational excellence and quality of life.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Point: State must step up


Kirk Humphreys
“It looks like a Bulgarian veterans hospital.”
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Great times for OKC

Letters to the Editor

Sandy Meyers
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.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Term of art

City government launches a new office to serve as an arts and cultural liaison.


Clifton Adcock
The city of Oklahoma City has created a new arts and cultural affairs liaison to help coordinate public art projects.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

High and dry

Tuesday's dam failure on the Oklahoma River is the third in a year.


Clifton Adcock
As the sun rose over Oklahoma City on the morning of July 17, a strange sight greeted those walking or commuting near the western basin of the Oklahoma River.
Friday, July 20, 2012