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OKC City Council, 7-30-19

Council takes action on south-side emergency shelter, Paseo streetscapes

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Paseo streetscapes, new appointees, abandoned buildings, and a permit for an Emergency Shelter and Feeding Site were among the items on the agenda Tuesday.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust subcommittee adds new members, takes on hardest issues

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The Detention Center Action Committee (DCAC) of the Jail Trust continues to dig deeper into Oklahoma County Jail issues and expand membership.
bennett event center

Event center completed within budget, but 11 months late

For two years visitors to the Oklahoma State Fair have walked out around construction of a large building about one block long. It took...
Oklahoma City Council

Hamon challenges Oklahoma City incentives to defense contractor

JoBeth Hamon argued against an economic development deal in the works for the past year to bring one of the top defense contractors to Oklahoma City.
Councilman John Pettis

OKC Councilman Pettis charged with embezzlement

Oklahoma City's Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis, Jr. was charged late Friday with felony embezzlement and intentionally failing to file a tax return to...
police

Law Enforcement task force hears new consultants, community members

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Oklahoma City Law Enforcement Policy Task Force met to welcome their newly hired consulting firm 21cp Solutions and hear from the community.
Mayor Holt

City Council approves large mixed-use development, discusses old city jail

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The City of Oklahoma City Council discussed the futures of youth leaders, the old City Jail, and approved a mixed-use development near Penn Square Mall.
news conf announcing new body-worn cameras

OKC Police body cams to be back by Jan. 1 – Civil rights leaders...

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The five-month logjam in negotiations over body-worn cameras has finally been broken between the Oklahoma City Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police Lodge...
City Council

More community voices heard about police in OKC City Council meeting

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In another marathon meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City Tuesday, more commenters weighed in on the police budget and funding.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Advisory Council recommends CARES funds spending to Jail Trust

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Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council discussed recent criminal justice reforms and recommended CARES Act spending to the Jail Trust.