Thursday 31 Jul


OKG Newsletter

Topic: ed shadid

This week at the ’Peake


Gazette staff
In the immortal words of Roseanne Roseannadanna (a onetime Saturday Night Live character by Gilda Radner, for you Millennials and younger), it’s always something. Last week’s hullaballoo surrounding Chesapeake Energy involved taxes, G-men, a Seattle newspaper’s provocative photo selection, and a compressed natural gas filling station controversy.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Caged heat

Funding for the OKC Zoo draws scrutiny from a city councilman.


Clifton Adcock
When Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid began talking about a re-examination of the city’s dedicated sales taxes during a City Council meeting last month, little did he know he was grabbing a tiger by the tail.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Out of step

Oklahoma City Council members express dismay over MAPS 3 sidewalk discrepancy as master plan sent back to subcommittee.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council voted unanimously at its Aug. 28 meeting to send a master plan for sidewalks under the MAPS 3 program back to the subcommittee level for reconsideration.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rejuvenating the strip

OKC Pride works with community leaders on a revitalization plan along 39th Street.


Kelley Chambers

For years, the area around N.W. 39th and Pennsylvania has been home to a loose-knit collection of bars and businesses catering to Oklahoma City’s gay and lesbian community. But Jeremy Crites, president of OKC Pride, said it has lacked a sense of community.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Road test

After lengthy debate, OKC city council approves a controversial plan for a downtown boulevard.


Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s future downtown boulevard will likely be elevated over part of Western Avenue and Classen Boulevard now that the Oklahoma City Council has passed a measure in support of the plan.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Streetcar vs. bus

A city councilman pushes back on the anticipated MAPS 3 streetcar amid concerns it will hurt the bus system.


Tim Farley
The anticipated return of streetcars to downtown Oklahoma City has sparked excitement and anticipation among many city leaders, but Ed Shadid isn’t one of them.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Not-so-easy rider

With a weak public transit system, city officials consider controversial changes to get it back on track.


Tim Farley
Improving public transportation in Oklahoma City isn’t going to be easy. In fact, it might create the kind of controversy no one wants.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Zoning out

Oklahoma City Council rejects a rezoning request by Chesapeake after neighbors voice complaints.


Tim Farley
Banding together, residents from the Douglas Edgemere neighborhood struck a blow against corporate giant Chesapeake Energy.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

On the road again

Supporters of a ‘grid’ option for the planned downtown boulevard are hopeful after a recent public meeting.


Tim Farley
Continuing debate over the alignment of the planned downtown boulevard is down to four options, all of which are under review by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. The department and city officials discussed the proposals at a June 18 public meeting at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center, where about 100 people attended.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The facts about a convention center hotel


Roy Williams
Ed Shadid’s commentary in the June 26 Oklahoma Gazette (“Unfortunately, it’s all too conventional) was incredibly disappointing. I expected more from an announced Oklahoma City mayoral candidate running on a platform of “honesty and transparency.”
Wednesday, July 10, 2013