“At some point, all of us are capable of ending up at a public spot and begging because we are just trying to get the next meal.”
Ask anyone and they’ll name intersections where panhandlers stand in Oklahoma City.
Mark Stonecipher, elected to fill an open seat in Ward 8, was sworn in during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Councilman Pat Ryan developed a reputation as tough politician who never shied from taking on an issue he viewed as important.
Some might have viewed Shadid as vulnerable following his unsuccessful run at mayor last year. Mayor Mick Cornett won reelection by a wide margin, even winning most precincts in Shadid’s ward.
The Oklahoma City Council adopted a new cycling ordinance and discussed the search for a new convention center site and a proposed charter school bill.
Bob Waldrop surprised some with his 40 percent vote share in the Ward 6 city council election.
Incumbents Meg Salyer and Ed Shadid, along with Mark Stonecipher, were the winners in Tuesday night’s city council elections.
Councilwoman Meg Salyer says she has shifter her view of governing as she faces reelection next week.
Ward 8 is where Oklahoma City meets the suburbs.