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Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Criminal Justice Advisory Council studies MAPS 4 proposals, annual report

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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."
OKC City Council, 7-30-19

Council takes action on south-side emergency shelter, Paseo streetscapes

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Paseo streetscapes, new appointees, abandoned buildings, and a permit for an Emergency Shelter and Feeding Site were among the items on the agenda Tuesday.