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

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.

Flawed scientific model basis for Governor Stitt’s reopening plans

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 — 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.

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

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

In a long teleconference, the City Council considered several important business items and a couple of arguably less important ones.
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Econ Dev Trust holds do-over to comply with Open Meeting Act

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

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.
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Transit Authority tackles reduced schedules, security, reduced revenue

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