Government

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manuel perez park

Emotion and hope mark new Manuel Perez Park groundbreaking

It was an emotional event for most who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Manuel Perez Memorial to honor Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
Manuel Perez

Manuel Perez Park expansion moves to next phase

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A ceremony Monday will mark a new phase of a years-long process of establishing the new Manuel Perez Park on the south bank of the Oklahoma River.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail needs twice the current number of maint workers

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Estimates of the ideal number of maintenance workers for the Oklahoma County Jail pointed to issues at the Detention Center Transition Committee meeting.
OKC City Council 11.19.19

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

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

Uptown 23rd gains new business improvement district funding

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The OKC City Council voted to establish the Uptown 23rd Business Improvement District (BID) Tuesday which will give Uptown 23rd some serious new funding.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust names administrator for Oklahoma County Jail with no timeline

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The Jail Trust named career Ok Dept of Corrections administrator Greg Williams as the incoming Administrator and CEO of the Okla County Detention Center.
rezoning

Healthy neighborhoods, Plaza Dist, long meetings dom Planning Comm

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In another marathon meeting of the OkC Planning Comm, they considered the Healthy Neighborhoods overlay ordinance and some vague plans in the Plaza Dist.
Smart Saver

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

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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.
VA Hospital

Horn devotes town hall at VA Hospital to hearing veterans stories

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The first of four town halls planned by 5th District Congresswoman Kendra Horn featured stories of U.S. military veterans instead of her comments.
historic preservation

Preservation advocate honored, neighbors ignored, parking denied

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City Council began with the passage of a resolution honoring a local hero of historic preservation, then ignored neighbors in an historic neighborhood.