Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

budget board

County officials vote to reallocate CARES funds to assist small businesses

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Oklahoma County Budget Board voted 7-1 to reallocate CARES Act funds previously allocated for the Jail Trust.
Board of County Commissioners

County Commissioners still processing CARES funds to Jail Trust

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Oklahoma County Commissioners voted to transfer nearly $9 million of CARES Act funds to the Oklahoma County Jail Trust.
Mauree Turner

After national attention, Turner digs into real local issues in OKC HD-88

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As the national limelight eventually moves on to other things, Representative-elect Mauree Turner begins to work on local HD-88 issues.
kevin calvey

Kevin Calvey cancels OK County budget meeting on CARES Act funds

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An Oklahoma County Budget Board meeting was summarily cancelled at the request of District 3 County Commissioner Kevin Calvey without notice.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust budgets CARES funds, votes to return balance to County

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The Oklahoma County Jail Trust Monday, nearly $20 million of the CARES Act funds originally set aside for the Jail will return to the county.
Oklahoma City Council

Council approves $1 million to non-profits, extends billboard ultimatum

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The OKC Council allocated $1M of CARES funds for nonprofits, continued to ban billboards, and set hefty fines for blocking streetcars.
Jail Trust

In loud Jail Trust meeting, ICE motion fails, court video upgrades approved

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Okla County Criminal Justice Authority, or Jail Trust, discussed the presence of ICE agents and allocated CARES funds for COVID amelioration.
Board of County Commissioners

Calvey quizzes Community Cares Found about CARES rental assistance

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Oklahoma County Commissioner Kevin Calvey quizzed a Community Cares Foundation representative about CARES Funds spending before years end.
Oklahoma County Courthouse

Calvey ICE lawsuit and DA Prater response point to larger legal issues

What may look like yet another squabble between two Oklahoma County public officials actually has long-term legal questions at the center.
Criminal Justice Advisory Council

Advisory Council recommends CARES funds spending to Jail Trust

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Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council discussed recent criminal justice reforms and recommended CARES Act spending to the Jail Trust.