Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Jail Trust leaders

Jail Trust funding approved after several earlier attempts failed

The Oklahoma County Budget Board voted Thursday to allocate $100,000 from General Fund appropriations for the Sheriff’s department to the Jail Trust.
MAPS 4

MAPS 4 vote only for tax, not projects being promoted says Supreme Court

The MAPS 4 ordinance that voters will have before them December 10 is only about whether to establish a tax and not the projects being promoted.
comprehensive historic preservation plan

Three major city bodies hear new comprehensive historic preservation plan

Three governing bodies from the city met on Tuesday to hear the initial presentation on the Planning Department’s comprehensive Historic Preservation Plan.
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

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

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

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

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