Home Government


The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

JoBeth Hammond, Marty Peercy

JoBeth Hamon jumps into Ward 6 Oklahoma City Council race

JoBeth Hamon, 28, announced Tuesday that she is running for the center-city Ward 6 Oklahoma City Council seat open in 2019. Meg Salyer has held...
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

No public comments at $105.7M budget hearing for Oklahoma County

The Oklahoma County Budget Board held a public budget hearing with no residents commenting Wednesday, then approved the budget of $105.7 million for FY21.
Demonstration bike lane

OKC Trails Committee considers e-bikes on multi-use trails, defers action

The Oklahoma City Trails Advisory Committee hosted a conversation on allowing electric bikes (e-bikes) on the city's multi-use trails.
price gouging statute

Price gouging statute in effect after coronavirus Emergency Declaration

After President Trump declared a national emergency to address COVID-19, Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter warned that the state's price gouging statute is in effect.

First Americans Museum in OKC rebrands as construction resumes

What was previously called the "American Indian Cultural Center and Museum" is now being completed as the rebranded First Americans Museum (FAM).
Smart Saver

Millions from MAPS 4 may go to owner who closed Eastside Smart Saver

The owner who closed the Smart Saver at N.E. 23rd Street and Martin Luther King Avenue is positioned to receive up to $5 million in MAPS 4 money.
shelter in place order

Oklahoma City Mayor Holt issues “shelter in place” order effective Sat night

Saturday morning, both Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City and Mayor G.T. Bynum of Tulsa issued clear, simultaneous "shelter in place" orders.
OKC City Council 11.19.19

Billboards, BIDs, SPUDS, and lousy neighbors take City Council stage

At Tuesday’s City Council, billboards argued, neighbors protested, and Uptown 23rd cleared its final hurdle in the Business Improvement District process.
Oklahoma County Sheriff

Two Oklahoma County Commissioners question Sheriff’s patrol coverage

Two Okla County commissioners, Kevin Calvey and Brian Maughan, question whether the Oklahoma County Deputies are adequately deployed in unincorporated areas.

Voters strongly approve both props in Oklahoma City election Tuesday

In Tuesday's special election, Oklahoma City voters approved two propositions by wide margins.