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OKG Newsletter

Topic: city council

Move school board elections

Letters to the Editor

Jay Means
The need to move local school board and city council elections to November is never more apparent than now.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Lawn games

Plans for a downtown park redesign are amended with hopes of satisfying detractors.


Clifton Adcock
Over the next few weeks the Oklahoma City Council will consider a redesign of a historic downtown park that has produced internal conflict at City Hall.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Walk this way

An online survey aims to help OKC officials determine where to put up to 70 miles of sidewalks.


Mia Cantu
Oklahoma City officials are hoping additional sidewalks will make the metro more pedestrian-friendly, but determining where to build them isn’t so easy. Among the goals of MAPS 3, the latest chapter of the Metropolitan Area Projects aimed at improving quality of life in the city, is the addition of 50 to 70 miles of new sidewalks.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Open books

The City Council passes symbolic support for increased transparency in campaign financing.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council passed a resolution March 6 supporting any effort by the Legislature or the state Ethics Commission requiring more disclosure in campaign financing.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get on the Sunday bus


Lauren Branch
Oklahoma City is in the midst of a renaissance. When civic leaders talk about our city’s progress, you hear phrases like “world-class” and “big-league city.” The Thunder is driving toward a possible NBA championship. Olympic athletes are training on the Oklahoma River. A 50-story skyscraper just reshaped the city’s skyline.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Puff-less parks


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council unanimously passed a resolution last week to discourage smoking in public parks and directing city staff to develop tobacco-free signage.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Positive predicament

City leaders ponder what to do with an extra $1.3 million in the budget.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council is considering what to do with a projected extra $1.3 million in next year’s budget.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Shedding tiers

Some city officials caution that the MAPS 3 convention center might need to be built with expansion in mind.


Clifton Adcock
Members of a group overseeing progress of the future MAPS 3 convention center have expressed concern that budget constraints could cause the city to miss the mark on a key goal for the facility.
Friday, June 29, 2012

Road warriors

A flurry of options and disagreements arises over a proposed downtown boulevard.


Clifton Adcock
Amid growing controversy over a planned downtown boulevard, Oklahoma City officials will hire a consultant to examine competing options for dealing with a proposed elevated section of the thoroughfare. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has set an Aug. 21 public meeting to discuss the boulevard project, while a group opposed to the would-be elevated section on Monday will hold a town hall-style meeting on the matter.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Easy ethics

New state requirements ease the process for candidates filing for office, but independent expenditure groups may not have to follow them.


Clifton Adcock
During a special meeting Aug. 28, the Oklahoma City Council received an update on new requirements for filing for office and running a campaign. The question of what is required of groups making independent expenditures in city races, however, remains unclear.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012