Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

José Cruz

José Cruz is first Latino to represent southside House District 89

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José Cruz, 31, won House District 89’s race by a landslide with over 65% of the vote. He is the first Latino ever to win in the district.
city hall

OKC Council members concerned about power grid, OG&E maintenance

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City of Oklahoma City Council heard reports about storm debris removal, pedistrian/bike infrastructure, and assistance to small business.
budget board

County officials vote to reallocate CARES funds to assist small businesses

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Oklahoma County Budget Board voted 7-1 to reallocate CARES Act funds previously allocated for the Jail Trust.
Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners still processing CARES funds to Jail Trust

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Oklahoma County Commissioners voted to transfer nearly $9 million of CARES Act funds to the Oklahoma County Jail Trust.
Mauree Turner

After national attention, Turner digs into real local issues in OKC HD-88

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As the national limelight eventually moves on to other things, Representative-elect Mauree Turner begins to work on local HD-88 issues.
kevin calvey

Kevin Calvey cancels OK County budget meeting on CARES Act funds

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An Oklahoma County Budget Board meeting was summarily cancelled at the request of District 3 County Commissioner Kevin Calvey without notice.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust budgets CARES funds, votes to return balance to County

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The Oklahoma County Jail Trust Monday, nearly $20 million of the CARES Act funds originally set aside for the Jail will return to the county.
Oklahoma City Council

Council approves $1 million to non-profits, extends billboard ultimatum

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The OKC Council allocated $1M of CARES funds for nonprofits, continued to ban billboards, and set hefty fines for blocking streetcars.
Jail Trust

In loud Jail Trust meeting, ICE motion fails, court video upgrades approved

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Okla County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, discussed the presence of ICE agents and allocated CARES funds for COVID amelioration.
Board of County Commissioners

Calvey quizzes Community Cares Found about CARES rental assistance

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Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey quizzed a Community Cares Foundation representative about CARES Funds spending before years end.