Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Jail

Jail Trust reconvenes with new leadership, new civility, new jail contracts

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or Jail Trust met for the first fully in-person meeting in months under new leadership.
Oklahoma County Jail

County criminal justice group hires FSB firm to develop jail solutions

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Okla County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC) met at the new MAPS 3 Convention Center to consider hiring a new jail consulting firm.
aquatic center

Two OKC pools still not open – Parks Dept blames “challenging job market”

The City of Oklahoma City Parks and Rec Department is struggling to find enough people willing to work in the four city pools to staff them.
Oklahoma City Council

OKC City Council approves $1.6 billion budget with increases for police

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The City Council of OKC voted 7-2 to approve the proposed 1.6 billion budget for the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (FY22) which begins July 1.
BoCC

Commissioners hand off redistricting to partisan staff at Okla Legislature

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County Commissioners voted to hand over responsibility for redistricting the county to the staff of the Republican-held Oklahoma Legislature.

Increases proposed for City of OKC streets, water, airport budgets

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The City Council of OKC met virtually Tuesday for the last in a series of budget hearings for the new fiscal budget year starting July 1.
Oklahoma City Police

OKC Police Dept fires officer citing ‘complete lack of integrity’

The Oklahoma City Police Department fired Devin Frazier as a sworn officer on May 14 citing a list of violations of departmental policy.
city hall

Arts Festival, homeless services, “period poverty” taken up in OKC Council

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The City Council of Oklahoma City heard virtual presentations Tuesday on public art, the annual Arts Festival and its new date.
CJAC

Criminal Justice Advisory Council discusses Jail, SHINE, mental health

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee met in person to consider an increasingly larger list of projects including the Jail.
Oklahoma City Hall

City Council hears budget plans from Public Transit, Dev Services, Parks

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The directors of Transit and Parking, Development Services, and Parks and Recreations presented FY 22 budget plans Tuesday, May 18, 2021.