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OKG Newsletter


Topic: Council

Streetcar route passes City Council vote after contentious debate


News

Tim Farley
After a contentious meeting, a divided Oklahoma City Council approved a recommended framework of the MAPS 3 streetcar route. Five voted for and three against.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Million-dollar members

OKC council chooses which projects are most important with $1 million discretionary spending programs.


News

Tim Farley
If Oklahoma City Council members had a million bucks to spend any way they’d like, it turns most of them would (and will) improve public transit, roads and develop a needed “quiet zone” in downtown Oklahoma City.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

White magic

The MAPS 3 whitewater superpark promises world-class size, technology and allure.


News

Tim Farley
When world-class kayaker Scott Shipley was preparing for the Olympics in the 1990s, he was forced to travel overseas because proper training facilities were not available in the United States.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fire department gets 'cost-of-living' adjustment

Fire dept. gets raise, health benefit approval


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City firefighters received a wage increase and increased health benefits as part of a union agreement approved by the city council Tuesday.
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

No raises?

Pay increase decision put off until December.


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch and two other high-level administrators will have to wait until mid- December to know if they’ll receive annual salary increases.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Not in my backyard

Community takes up fight against new Salvation Army location on the corner of 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.


News

Tim Farley
The Salvation Army’s march to the NW 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue area has drawn protests from neighbors, but the relocation plans are moving forward.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Identity crisis

The John F. Kennedy district near downtown Oklahoma City works to lift itself out of a past filled with crime and dilapidation.


News

Tim Farley
One historically black Oklahoma City community is transforming its neighborhood, which has been troubled with high levels of crime and dilapidated housing for decades.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What's to hide?

Nothing, says mayoral candidate Ed Shadid. But a battle looms to keep his divorce records private.


News

Tim Farley
Disclosing sealed court records connected to Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Ed Shadid’s divorce in 2007 outweighs embarrassment or harm it may cause the Ward 2 councilman, his ex-wife or their children, according to a leading expert on government openness and public records.
 
Monday, December 9, 2013

Issues, not divorce records


Commentary

Kurt Hochenauer
Can Oklahoma City become more walkable, provide more police and fire protection and improve its public transportation systems? These are just some of the basic issues that should be addressed in the current mayoral campaign between Shadid and current Mayor Mick Cornett between now and the March 4 election.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
 
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