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Public hearing for new tax

OKC Council to decide controversial sales tax proposal

Tuesday the City of Oklahoma City Council is set to make big decisions on what kind of sales tax proposals will be presented to...
Rev. Lori Walke

Is Chamber of Commerce out of step with public on next MAPS tax?

Big differences on how to use a portion of a proposed new MAPS-type penny sales tax were exposed in a public hearing Tuesday at...
Problem properties NW

Junk causing tensions in NW OKC neighborhood

Persistent junk accumulations at two adjacent northwest Oklahoma City homes are causing increasing tensions between the owner and his neighbors. Public records show that neighbors...
Councilman John Pettis

Councilman reverses course on Lost Lakes proposal – UPDATED

*See the update at the end of this article. With the threat of a lawsuit against the city looming, Oklahoma City Ward 7 Councilman John...
Lost Lakes from Street

Lost Lakes attorney protests OKC proposal

The LLC that owns Lost Lakes Amphitheater east of downtown Oklahoma City has now hired experienced metro attorney Eric Groves. He has sent a protest...
Stage and lake at lost lakes

Lost Lakes owners say new proposal threatens financial harm

The LLC that owns and operates Lost Lakes Amphitheater and Water Park has now hired metro attorney Eric Groves to help them oppose a sudden...
Roger Skeen - Co-owner Lost Lakes

Will Lost Lakes lose in new proposal?

The City of Oklahoma City proposes new controls on noise coming from the private park Roger Skeen is confused by his city’s actions as they...
Burnt-out nuisance property

“Devil’s Den” public nuisance and Holy Angels Church in same block

It’s called “the devil’s den” by some who live on the street. They say they fear it and for good reason. The abandoned metal two-story...
Cummings sworn in increase

Cathy Cummings takes seat on The Village city council

Cathy Cummings, well-known north metro restaurateur and activist, was sworn in and took her seat on The Village city council Monday night. Decisive win She won...

Cathy Cummings wins seat on Village city council

Cathy Cummings won her run-off against former City of The Village councilman Chris Bernardy. Village voters gave Cummings a decisive win with 79 percent of...