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OKG Newsletter

Topic: council

Tea for three

The Sooner Tea Party is supporting two new City Council candidates and an incumbent.


Clifton Adcock
Ward 5 Councilman Brian Walters, along with Ward 6 candidate Adrian Van Manen and Ward 8 candidate Cliff Hearron, have all received endorsements from the Sooner Tea Party, and the organization’s co-founder Al Gerhart said the group plans to aid the three candidates in their campaign.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Don’t count out the tea party

The average Oklahoman aligns more with the tea party philosophy of limited government and lower taxes.


Kyle D. Loveless
In the recent Oklahoma City Council elections, all of the candidates aligned with the tea party movement lost. Critics, news pieces and bloggers across the metro and state were using these losses as a setback or high-water mark of how much influence the tea party folks have in Oklahoma.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Art this

OKG7 things to do

Gazette staff
Members of the Teen Advisory Council will show off a year’s worth of hard work when they open their own art show, “Reclaimed,” with a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at Istvan Gallery, 1218 N. Western.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Double park

How will Myriad Botanical Gardens renovations affect the MAPS 3 central park?


Clifton Adcock
Under a MAPS 3 timeline that has yet to receive the City Council’s stamp of approval, the $130 million park, located between what will be the future boulevard and the realigned Interstate 40 and Robinson and Hudson avenues, would be one of the last projects completed in the program.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shift happens

The convention center has moved to the front of the MAPS 3 pack, but not without some controversy.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma City Council approved two major MAPS 3 measures at its July 5 meeting, despite requests to delay consideration of the items by a councilman unable to attend the meeting and harsh criticism from other council members.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ruling class

OKC councilman argues that the city is not functioning as a representative democracy.


Clifton Adcock
In the first regular Oklahoma City Council meeting since a contentious one two weeks prior, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid asked that the council begin the process of healing some of the discord it has experienced.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

For Pete’s sake

Councilman Pete White floated the idea of 10 City Council wards, but an eight-ward plan will go before council.


Clifton Adcock
Although the current Oklahoma City Council redistricting proposal consists of the traditional eight council wards, one council member is proposing adding two wards to the map.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011