The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Oklahoma City Hall

Oklahoma City has no health codes to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

The only health department codes The City of Oklahoma City has to work with are state-level health laws that were not written anticipating a pandemic.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Trust debates City contract, approves Jail lease, hears COVID report

The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority (Jail Trust) approved a slate of contracts and agreed to an historic lease of the Oklahoma County Jail.
point in time homeless count

Pandemic already giving way to rising homelessness numbers in OKC

The pandemic that has caused the greatest unemployment rate since the Great Depression is showing rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness.

OKC DACA recipients relieved as Supreme Court decision blocks Trump

The Supreme Court handed down a decision Thursday blocking the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or DACA.
police protest

Council approves budget, passes police resolution as protesters gather

In a nine-hour meeting Tuesday, the City Council adopted a budget for Fiscal Year 2021 after hearing many public comments and passsed a policing resolution.

Supreme Court decision protecting gay, transgender workers celebrated

A U.S. Supreme Court decision handed down Monday to protect workers under Title VII was a major surprise nationally and to local LGBTQ+ advocates.
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

No public comments at $105.7M budget hearing for Oklahoma County

The Oklahoma County Budget Board held a public budget hearing with no residents commenting Wednesday, then approved the budget of $105.7 million for FY21.
City Council

More community voices heard about police in OKC City Council meeting

In another marathon meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City Tuesday, more commenters weighed in on the police budget and funding.

OKC Mayor Holt talks with protesters Tuesday after lifting curfew

OKC Mayor David Holt spent Tuesday talking with protesters downtown listening to their concerns and in some cases directing them to staff who were there.
City Council

City Council hears 5 budgets and 3.5 hours of public comments Tuesday

In a nine-hour virtual Zoom meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City Tuesday, Police, Fire, Parks, and others gave budget presentations.