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OKG Newsletter


Topic: council

Fair play?

Ward expansion would help better represent the city’s minority populations, say some Oklahoma City Council members.


News

Tim Farley
Pete White might feel like the Lone Ranger in a movement to create opportunities for minorities wanting to serve on the Oklahoma City Council.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mayoral candidate denied access speak at City Council meeting


News

Tim Farley
Oklahoma City officials refused to let longtime resident Joe “Sarge” Nelson speak to the council Tuesday about dilapidated buildings because of his mayoral candidacy.
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Why fund the Oklahoma Arts Council?


Commentary

Jonathan Fowler
Over the last two years, as I’ve learned more about our state arts council, this question has become especially painful to hear repeatedly.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Getting involved

Mayoral candidate Ed Shadid asks a lot of questions about local government. He thinks voters should, too.


News

Tim Farley
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is part of a series of interviews with Oklahoma City’s 2014 mayoral candidates. Check okgazette.com for last week’s interview with candidate Phil Hughes.
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

UPDATE: Arts consolidation bill approved in committee

Future of the groups is still uncertain.


News

Jennifer Chancellor and Tim Farley

UPDATE: At a Thursday committee hearing, House Bill 3028 passed with a vote of 6-5, meaning that a proposal to consolidate the Oklahoma Arts Council and Oklahoma History Center with the Tourism, History and Cultural Department may go up for a full vote in the House at any time.

Voting was closer than expected and broke party lines.
 
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Smart start

Oklahoma City is one of eight cities nationally invited to a seminar about the best use for vacant properties.


News

M.A. Smith
Officials say Oklahoma City’s abandoned and vacant properties are reducing property values. They are taking steps to fix the problem.
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Council offers tax incentives for two facilities


News

Ben Felder
Oklahoma City is continuing the practice of offering tax incentives to large companies willing to expand operations in the city.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Metro briefs

 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

All in to win

Serious push by Cornett led to a higher voter turnout and a wider margin of victory.


News

Ben Felder
High voter turnout was the goal for Mayor Mick Cornett’s reelection team.
 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
 
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