Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

OKC City Council

OKC City Council accepts plan for MAPS 4 implementation, relief funds

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City Council of Oklahoma City met to hear plans for the financial future of the City especially as it prepares for MAPS 4.
Criminal Justice Authority

Oklahoma County Jail Trust continues to inch toward goals

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The Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority or Jail Trust, made decisions Monday that moved the Trust forward in spite of the Sheriff.
Jail Trust

Jail Trust manages to hold cohesive meeting in do-over from Monday

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Authority met for two hours to make up for an illegal meeting held Monday.
Oklahoma County Commissioners

Sheriff’s next headquarters after jail exit still undecided

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The Board of County Commissioners took action on the Oklahoma County Detention Center (Jail), the Juvenile Detention Center, and prisoner death lawsuits.
price gouging statute

Price gouging statute in effect after coronavirus Emergency Declaration

After President Trump declared a national emergency to address COVID-19, Oklahoma AG Mike Hunter warned that the state's price gouging statute is in effect.

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...
911

Text to 911 system provides new ways to reach emergency help

Public officials seemed relieved and buoyant when they revealed the new text message capability of the 911 emergency call system in central Oklahoma Monday.
OKC City Council

Council approves affordable housing, defers bike project, film incentive

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In their first meeting of the new year, the City of Oklahoma City Council voted in spending on affordable housing but deferred other items.
Oklahoma County Courthouse Annex

No public comments at $105.7M budget hearing for Oklahoma County

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board held a public budget hearing with no residents commenting Wednesday, then approved the budget of $105.7 million for FY21.
small business relief

Commissioners allocate CARES Funds to small business relief

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Oklahoma County Commissioners voted to allocate $5 million to the Oklahoma Industries Authority to continue a small business relief program.