Government

The way Oklahoma City and state governments interact with the people

Jail Trust

Jail Trust ousts ICE, moves forward on CARES spending

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The Jail Trust passed a narrow vote to kick ICE out of the Okla County Jail and agreed on a path to spend CARES money before Dec. 31.
City Hall

COVID comes to OKC City Hall – top staff test positive

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City Manager Craig Freeman and two other top City of Oklahoma City staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

OKC Park Commission approves privately-funded sculpture for Mesta Park

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The Oklahoma City Park Commission took action on a proposal for a new public art piece in Perle Mesta Park.
Oklahoma City Council

City Council agrees to Cox Center plan, hears about Lower Scissortail Park

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City of OKC Council discussed a film studio sound stage idea in Cox Convention Center and heard plans for the next phase of Scissortail Park.
Clara Luper Educational Services Center

Big traffic changes at Classen and 5th could result if OKCPS has its way

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The Board of Ed for Oklahoma City Public Schools will vote on a resolution Monday night asking the City to permanently close a nearby street.
Demonstration bike lane

OKC Trails Committee considers e-bikes on multi-use trails, defers action

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The Oklahoma City Trails Advisory Committee hosted a conversation on allowing electric bikes (e-bikes) on the city's multi-use trails.
police protesters

Councilmember Nice holding Census, voter registration drive in Sept

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Nikki Nice, OkC Ward 7 Council member, has organized a campaign to increase both participation in the U.S. Census and to register more voters.
Oklahoma City Council

Mask mandate extended in Oklahoma City until October 20

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Oklahoma City Council debated extending a city-wide mask requirement, ultimately extending the current ordinance until late October.
Oklahoma County Jail

Jail Trust faces more protests while accepting CARES money

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Oklahoma County Jail Trust accepted over $37 million in CARES Act funds from the County and heard a report on suicide prevention at the jail.
Budget Board

Budget Board hears annual report from CJAC about Oklahoma County Jail

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The Oklahoma County Budget Board heard the second annual report of the Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC).