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Oklahoma City voters approve bond, sales tax measures

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Oklahoma City voters approved a sales tax increase to add police and firefighters on Tuesday, and gave elected leaders the tools they sought to address deteriorating streets.

Panel: State needs more tools to recruit new business

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state’s leaders who work on recruiting new businesses to Oklahoma will often hear a “No” from the prospect.

O’Connor: OCURA reports revitalization

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority recently released its 56th-annual report, which highlights the authority’s efforts over the past year to revitalize several areas of the city.

We can't believe how cool Oklahoma City is being right now

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The signs were all there, really, looking back—let's start with the city's outsized love of public art, best represented by the sweeping Skydance Bridge, completed in 2012 to connect two pieces of a massive, highly-programmed urban park (now under construction) designed to connect Oklahoma City's quickly regenerating downtown down toward the Oklahoma River.

George: A chance to truly support police, protect OKC

Monday, September 11, 2017

Oklahoma City has enjoyed a tremendous renaissance over the last 20 years. And it all came from community support. Because voters approved sales tax measures, including MAPS projects, we not have a world-class riverfront, fantastic baseball stadium, improved fairgrounds, updated schools and many other attractions.

Consultant hired for proposed regional transit authority

Monday, September 11, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has contracted with a player in developing Salt Lake City, Utah’s mass transit system to plan out the geopolitical structure of a new regional transit authority.

Transit group: Passenger rail is the ticket

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Although the Legislature is struggling to balance the state budget, mass transit rail service funding cannot afford to be cut, said tribal, city and regional officials at an interim study conference Wednesday.OKLAHOMA CITY – Although the Legislature is struggling to balance the state budget, mass transit rail service funding cannot afford to be cut, said tribal, city and regional officials at an interim study conference Wednesday.

Opinion: OKC election slate merits voters' approval Sept. 12

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA City voters will vote next Tuesday on an extension of the MAPS sales tax, a 10-year bond package, and a new quarter-penny sales tax intended to bolster the police and fire departments. The Oklahoman encourages “yes” votes across the board.