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MAPS 4 passes

MAPS 4 gets largest percentage approval in half-century of sales tax votes

The MAPS 4 tax proposal intended to fund 16 different projects passed by the largest margin in the last half-century in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
Oklahoma County Sheriff

Sheriff questions readiness of Jail Trust to take control — extends deadline

Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor criticized the Jail Trust for not being ready to take over the jail January 1 and suggested that it may never be.
City Council

Police drones, zoning, gentrification dominate Okla City Council meeting

Tuesday at the Oklahoma City Council, the police explained their new drone policies, and several people expressed concerns about zoning and gentrification.
manuel perez park

Emotion and hope mark new Manuel Perez Park groundbreaking

It was an emotional event for most who attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Manuel Perez Memorial to honor Congressional Medal of Honor recipients.
Manuel Perez

Manuel Perez Park expansion moves to next phase

A ceremony Monday will mark a new phase of a years-long process of establishing the new Manuel Perez Park on the south bank of the Oklahoma River.
Oklahoma County Jail

Oklahoma County Jail needs twice the current number of maint workers

Estimates of the ideal number of maintenance workers for the Oklahoma County Jail pointed to issues at the Detention Center Transition Committee meeting.
OKC City Council 11.19.19

Billboards, BIDs, SPUDS, and lousy neighbors take City Council stage

At Tuesday’s City Council, billboards argued, neighbors protested, and Uptown 23rd cleared its final hurdle in the Business Improvement District process.
Uptown 23rd

Uptown 23rd gains new business improvement district funding

The OKC City Council voted to establish the Uptown 23rd Business Improvement District (BID) Tuesday which will give Uptown 23rd some serious new funding.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust names administrator for Oklahoma County Jail with no timeline

The Jail Trust named career Ok Dept of Corrections administrator Greg Williams as the incoming Administrator and CEO of the Okla County Detention Center.

Healthy neighborhoods, Plaza Dist, long meetings dom Planning Comm

In another marathon meeting of the OkC Planning Comm, they considered the Healthy Neighborhoods overlay ordinance and some vague plans in the Plaza Dist.