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OKG Newsletter

Topic: city council

Road to a vote

A controversial proposal for a downtown boulevard heads toward a city council vote.


Clifton Adcock
A plan to build the downtown boulevard with an elevated section over Western Avenue will likely be presented to the Oklahoma City Council for approval Tuesday.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Road test

After lengthy debate, OKC city council approves a controversial plan for a downtown boulevard.


Clifton Adcock
Oklahoma City’s future downtown boulevard will likely be elevated over part of Western Avenue and Classen Boulevard now that the Oklahoma City Council has passed a measure in support of the plan.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ethics exec

The state Ethics Commission names a new executive director.


Clifton Adcock
The Oklahoma Ethics Commission today voted unanimously to hire Oklahoma City attorney Lee Slater as the agency's new executive director. He replaces Marilyn Hughes, who retired in December after serving in the position since its inception in 1991.
Friday, January 11, 2013

Zoning out

OKC officials abruptly back off a controversial rezoning request for a historic neighborhood near the OU Health Sciences Center.


Jerry Bohnen
After nearly a year of efforts by Oklahoma City to rezone the historic John F. Kennedy residential neighborhood for the expansion of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, city officials are withdrawing their rezoning request.
Monday, February 11, 2013

Marrs invaders

OKC City Councilman Gary Marrs faces two challengers in the March 5 municipal elections.


Clifton Adcock
Ward 1 Oklahoma City Councilman Gary Marrs faces two opponents in the March 5 city elections. At a public forum earlier this month, voters in the central-northwest ward heard from the incumbent and challengers James Greiner and Carolyn Sims.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Middling money

This year’s city council races saw far fewer campaign dollars spent than in 2010.


Clifton Adcock
Despite a crowded field in one Oklahoma City Council race and three candidates in another, overall campaign spending and fundraising in this year’s municipal elections is significantly below that of two years ago.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Vote gloat


Gazette staff
Could Nicoma Park residents be more civic-minded than their counterparts in the big city?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Range war

Residents near a proposed gun range fear what it will mean for the area’s watershed and wildlife.


Carol Cole-Frowe

Watershed, wildlife and noise concerns are among issues that residents in rural southeast Oklahoma City believe are reasons not to relocate a shooting range within a mile of their homes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lucky 7

Skip Kelly and John Pettis Jr. face off in Tuesday’s city council race for Ward 7.


Tim Farley
John Pettis Jr. is optimistic about his quest to unseat Oklahoma City Ward 7 Councilman Ronald “Skip” Kelly.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013