The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

historic preservation

Preservation advocate honored, neighbors ignored, parking denied

City Council began with the passage of a resolution honoring a local hero of historic preservation, then ignored neighbors in an historic neighborhood.
Criminal Justice Authority

Jail Transition Committee established, Assessor and Court Clerk Invited

A committee was formed to assist the transition of the Oklahoma County Detention Center from the supervision of the Sheriff’s Office to that of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority.

Horn to vote in favor of Trump impeachment process vote

U.S. Rep Kendra Horn announced that she will vote for the bill that lays out the rest of the inquiry process for possible impeachment of Pres Trump.
Sheriff's move discussed

Complexities of Sheriff’s move out of Jail dominate Commissioners’ time

The Board of County Commissioners' normal business was handled quickly Wed but executive sessions and the Sheriff's move from the Jail took more time.
youth suicides

Sheriff’s move from Jail could be more complicated than anticipated

Okla County Sheriff P.D. Taylor may have thought his move out of the Jail would be a straight path, but a transition committee could make it more complex.

Little-known, small committee reviews City’s big legislative interests

The Oklahoma City Council’s Legislative Committee met Tuesday to prepare for the coming legislative sessions at the State and Federal levels.
City Council

It’s urban vs suburban OKC Council members on controversial ordinance

Motion to deny new parking was defeated by votes from suburban councilmen. Mayor’s redrafting of the controversial Greenwell Ordinance passed 6-3.
spencer hicks

Spencer Hicks declares candidacy for Oklahoma County Commissioner

Spencer Hicks is running for the very public post of District 2 Oklahoma County Commissioner after having spent since 2004 working mostly behind the...
Jail Trust leaders

Jail Trust funding approved after several earlier attempts failed

The Oklahoma County Budget Board voted Thursday to allocate $100,000 from General Fund appropriations for the Sheriff’s department to the Jail Trust.

MAPS 4 vote only for tax, not projects being promoted says Supreme Court

The MAPS 4 ordinance that voters will have before them December 10 is only about whether to establish a tax and not the projects being promoted.