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City council passes anti-discrimination housing measures

City council passes anti-discrimination housing measures

New housing measures protect citizens against discrimination because of sexual orientation, disability, age and familial status.

Existing "Tobacco Free Park" sign at a playground area of Will Rogers Park, off North Portland Avenue in Oklahoma City, 12-23-15.  (Mark Hancock)

Metro Briefs: city wastewater, museum money and smoking ban

Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust chooses new wastewater treatment management, the Chickasaw Nation makes a bid for The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum and Oklahoma City Council bans smoking on OKC property.

Councilman David Greenwell seated after being sworn in on 4-14-2015.  mh

News briefs: House District 85 special election, Parks and Recreation Summer Kick-Off and more

Munson running Less than a year after losing a House race to an incumbent with name recognition and momentum, Cyndi Munson finds herself headed into a special election for House District 85. Munson, a Democrat, lost in November to Rep. David Dank, who had held the seat since 2007. Dank, 76, passed away last month,

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News briefs: Oklahoma City Dodgers drive sales, councilors sworn in and more

Name change Damon Berryhill, head coach of the Oklahoma City Dodgers, said the city’s three magic words when asked to recall his memory playing in the first game when the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark opened in 1998. “As far as I was concerned, it was a big-league city,” said Berryhill, as if reading from a script

Streetcar route passes City Council vote after contentious debate

Jeff Bezdek voices his disapproval of Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid\’s approach to the streetcar vote, at Tuesday\’s City Council meeting. Photo by Mark Hancock Almost two dozen citizens spoke against and in favor of the proposal, which created a 2 ½ hour discussion of the most controversial MAPS 3 project. Councilmen James Greiner, Ed

Million-dollar members

This year, each of the city’s eight council members will receive a $1 million allocation to spend on projects that were not previously funded. The discretionary spending program comes from the city’s reserve fund, typically 8-15 percent of the total municipal budget. In six of the last 11 years, excess money from the reserve fund

Delayed reaction

The policy amendment, which was introduced by Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid, would provide protections for city employees who have faced discrimination because of their sexuality — an issue that has failed to win support at the federal and state levels. The council appeared divided on the issue when it came up for discussion. “There

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