Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

911

Text to 911 system provides new ways to reach emergency help

Public officials seemed relieved and buoyant when they revealed the new text message capability of the 911 emergency call system in central Oklahoma Monday.
intersection

Uncertain plans for Okla City Blvd intersection pose continued dangers

City and state officials appear to be stalled on how to make a dangerous intersection on the new Okla City Blvd safer before signals are installed.
City Council

City Council approves Boathouse Dist $1.4 million, hist preservation ord argued

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City Council for OKC gave 1.4 million more to the Boathouse District and argued a pending controversial historic preservation ordinance change Tuesday.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail trust – Outside counsel engaged, hiring scheduled, Calvey mistrusted

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The Okla County Criminal Justice Auth (Jail Trust) met Monday for the first time in a month to plan jail admin applications review and hire contractors.
historic landmark

Key property in OKC black history now closer to Historic Landmark status

The Oklahoma City Historic Preservation Com had plenty of business to attend to Wednesday with a meeting that lasted four and one-half hours.
Scissortail Park opening

Scissortail Park Grand Opening concerts draw 28,000 to OKC – Gallery

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The Grand Opening weekend for Oklahoma City's new Scissortail Park kicked off Friday night with concerts that drew 28,000 filling the Great Lawn.
rezoning

City Planning Com spends hours debating rezoning, historic preservation

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OKC Planning Commission reached an impasse on a controversial proposed ordinance to curtail historic preservation efforts, and heard two cases for rezoning.
Urban Design Commission

Urban Design Commission passes changes to Downtown Dev Framework

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The Urban Design Commission passed changes to the Downtown Development Framework (DDF) Wednesday to clarify some parts of the framework.
City Hall

Judiciary Com approves moving forward on new “Homeless Court” concept

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The Judiciary Committee of the City Council of Oklahoma City met Tuesday after the Council meeting to discuss focused "homeless court" proceedings.
City Council

City Council bails out Boathouse District, preps MAPS 4 tax for voters

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The City Council heard the mayor make proclamations and commendations for a whole hour. They also heard arguments about rezoning for the sake of billboards.