Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust votes to establish Okla County Jail administrator position

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or, Jail Trust, established a new position of Jail Administrator - a separate position from County Sheriff.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Criminal Justice Advisory Council studies MAPS 4 proposals, annual report

A local non-profit explained their mission, the council heard the first annual report, and representatives of three MAPS 4 proposals provided information.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

County Commissioners take up contract renewals, social services grants

Much of Wednesday’s meeting of the Board of County Commissioners was taken up with contract renewals for the Sherriff's Dept and social services.
Mayor Holt

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

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.
historic preservation

Eggshell church in jeopardy again as Crossings Church pulls out of deal

Thought to have been saved by a potential deal with Crossings Community Church, the northside historic First Christian "eggshell" Church is at risk again.
MAPS 4

Last round of MAPS ideas presented in packed all-day session at City Hall

The Oklahoma City Council met for the fourth and final time Tuesday to hear proposals for a MAPS 4 package that could...
Jail trust

Jail Trust considers jail admin instead of sheriff to run Ok County jail

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or Jail Trust, met Monday for a special planning session with a facilitator and a number...
Nikki Nice

Councilwoman Nice – “history repeating itself” in grocery store closing

Councilwoman Nikki Nice is pushing more investment from community members in the NE quadrant of OKC facing recent news about a grocery store closing.
MAPS 4

In marathon session, City Council hears proposals for MAPS 4

Wednesday the City Council and a standing-room-only crowd heard MAPS 4 proposals for public transit improvements, affordable housing, arena improvements, and a criminal justice diversion hub.
MAPS 4 Mental Health Forum

More mental health sites, services, and support comprise MAPS 4 proposal

On July 29, District 1 Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert hosted a forum at Northcare to introduce a proposal she and her team have named "MAPS 4 Mental Health."