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OKG Newsletter


Topic: maps

Conventional wisdom

Questions and concerns surround OKC’s would-be convention center hote


News

Tim Farley
Uncertainty hovers over Oklahoma City’s proposed convention center hotel, as industry experts suggest financing the project with tax money could be dangerous.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

MAPS for trauma


Commentary

Andrew Rice
In April 2010, I attended an Oklahoma City Thunder playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers and stood the entire game, along with 18,000 others. Our young team made a furious comeback to win. I did not lose my voice that night from cheering; I lost it from screaming.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Build the cathedtral


Letters to the Editor

Harold Patterson
Dr. Ed Shadid’s commentary (”Unfortunately, it’s all too conventional,” June 26, Oklahoma Gazette) reminds me of the few naysayers who spoke against the MAPS arena construction when faced with cost overruns. On behalf of Thunder fans everywhere, thank you to those who stood their ground. MAPS was 21st-century thinking before the 20th century was over.
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Legal challenge threatened over MAPS 3


News

Tim Farley
A shot was fired over the bow this week that challenged the constitutionality of the MAPS 3 projects and threatened to halt related city development plans its tracks.
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013

City officials respond to MAPS 3 legal challenge


News

Tim Farley
An attorney challenging the constitutionality of the MAPS 3 vote has promised to reconsider his fight against Oklahoma City.
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Urban education

For city planners, the construction of a downtown elementary school is hopefully just the beginning for more schools in the area.


News

Tim Farley
While work continues on a new elementary school downtown, city leaders say other schools eventually will be needed in the area to maintain residential development there.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MAPS threat lingers

Issues remain and voters react after questions were raised about constitutionality of MAPS 3 projects.


News

Tim Farley
Vowing to avoid a political battle, Oklahoma City attorney David Slane contended this week that his research into the constitutionality of the 2009 MAPS 3 measure is aimed at protecting the public. Recently, Slane and his legal team questioned whether the ballot language violated the state’s single-subject rule, which prohibits unrelated issues from being placed on a single ballot question. The MAPS 3 ballot centered on a sales tax extension that would finance eight separate projects.
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Moving along

Mayor says controversial streetcar project will happen: “The citizens have tasked us with building it, not talking about it.”


News

Tim Farley
Advocates of the MAPS 3 modern streetcar system will take a “huge step” forward if the Oklahoma City Council approves a recommended route next week.
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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
 
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