Letters to the Editor
Leslie V. Batchelor
Disclosure of personal conflicts of interest of Urban Renewal
Commissioners is governed by Title 11, Section 38-118 of the Oklahoma
Statutes. That statute categorically prohibits the voluntary acquisition
of any personal interest, direct or indirect, in an urban renewal
project. Certain other potential conflicts must be disclosed to the
Urban Renewal Authority and the municipal governing body.
to the statement in the article, state law does not require the Urban
Renewal Authority to file conflict of interest forms with the secretary
of state’s office. Nor does the law require the filing of any form when
there is no conflict of interest.