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City of OKC prepares to feel the revenue pain from COVID-19 pandemic

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The City Council for City of Oklahoma City will consider budget cuts May 26, owing to a sales tax shortfall predicted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19

Flawed scientific model basis for Governor Stitt’s reopening plans

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The Oklahoma State Department of Health is using a model for predicting the course of COVID-19 infections that is statistical with no basis in epidemiology.
Holt

Holt — Acts like OKC bombing “depend on the triumph of dehumanization”

On the 25th anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred E. Murrah Federal building, the memorial service was a video product instead of a live event.
Greiner

Councilman surprises some with blunt comments about shelter-in-place

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At this week’s meeting of the City Council of Oklahoma City, one council member surprised some at what seemed to be callous comments about COVID-19 deaths.
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City Council allocates MAPS 3 money, considers loan mitigation plan

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In a long teleconference, the City Council considered several important business items and a couple of arguably less important ones.
City of Oklahoma City Hall

Econ Dev Trust holds do-over to comply with Open Meeting Act

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The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust held a do-over meeting Monday to make sure they complied with the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act.

To get it right, OKC Econ Development Trust to hold crucial meeting again

A special meeting of the OkC Economic Development Trust (OCEDT) is scheduled for Monday at 4:00 p.m. by teleconference to repeat the agenda from March 31.
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City of Oklahoma City’s charter is being reviewed for possible changes

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The Oklahoma City Charter Review Committee met Tuesday to discuss potential changes to the City Charter including new election dates.

“Canceled” meeting acts on $5.5M in economic aid, land deal, TIFs

The OKC Economic Development Trust (OKCEDT) took action on agenda items in a meeting that was listed as "canceled" on public notices.
Bennett and Savage board bus

Transit Authority tackles reduced schedules, security, reduced revenue

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Central Oklahoma Transit and Parking Authority (COTPA) met Friday by teleconference and covered schedules, security, and revenue.