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More campaign finance reporting deadlines are coming up in the next week.
Revenue collected by the city more than doubled in 2020.
The mayor's 2018 committee transferred leftover cash to the re-election effort.
Mayor is encouraging a 10-day pause in activities contributing to spread of coronavirus.
Proclamation incorporates governor's latest orders.
The department fought off earlier cases but has been unable to withstand the latest surge.
Mayor says governor's steps Monday aimed at slowing spread of coronavirus are "welcome."
COVID-19 program to support small businesses helps in retention of more than 2,000 Oklahoma City jobs
City council funds the program with federal CARES Act funds.
Contracts with two disaster-response specialists were to be signed Tuesday.
Upward trend in new case counts persisted over the weekend.
As the number of Oklahomans hospitalized due to COVID-19 continues to hit record highs, the Oklahoma City metro on Thursday...
The pre-election tally is an official snapshot taken once every four years.
With trees damaged throughout the city, and an estimated 90% of OKC parks' trees damaged by ice, cleanup likely will take months
Debris removal could begin by Thanksgiving.
Wintry conditions are predicted beginning Sunday night.
The presidential contest leads this fall's ballot.
Officials recommend returning mail-in ballots early.
The proposals update and clarify the charter. Outdated provisions are aligned with state law.
Challengers' attorneys entitled to fees in OKC panhandling case, court says; taxpayers will get the bill
The amount will be decided later.
With new case counts, hospitalizations trending upward, still no COVID-19 intensive care unit beds available in OKC metro
Statewide, Oklahoma has averaged more than 1,000 new cases daily for a month.
Extension to Dec. 7 is approved on 7-1 vote.
How "Caste" reframes the discussion around race, poverty animates Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt's conversation with Oprah Winfrey
Oprah mailed 500 copies of the book to leaders including the mayor.
City council could authorize construction early next month.
Safety, security, health shortcomings plague Oklahoma City Streetcar system, union press release says
Five streetcar employees have active COVID-19 infections; unsafe working conditions and retaliation alleged.
The council discussed the case in private before voting.
October giveaways will be Thursdays at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
Most of those off work are in quarantine and are not infected.
The complex will be the new headquarters for police and fire academies.
Collections are up 38% with three months left in the year.
Construction bids are due Oct. 7.
Mayor's task force and city manager's working group are working on having reports together by spring.
Craig Freeman began feeling ill over the weekend.
Seven-day average for new cases is highest in six weeks.
Tribal water issues are the topic of a virtual conference next week.
Absentee and early voting are options.
Oklahoma City Council extends COVID-19 mask ordinance after public health officials say it is working
City council backed away from extension until Nov. 30 and likely will revisit the ordinance in about a month.
Originally passed in 2015, the measure was promoted as a traffic-median safety measure.
"Core-to-shore" corridor comes into focus with architects' final plans for lower section of MAPS 3 downtown park
Construction estimate to complete park is $20.5 million with $4.5 million in proposed enhancements.
Experience at the first two senior health and wellness centers demonstrated the need for expanded locker rooms. Those lessons...
OKC trust advances job-creation incentives for aerospace company developing 'ultra-persistent' drone
Vehicle has communications, military applications.
Data shows ordinance adopted a month ago has slowed COVID-19, mayor says.
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Oklahoma City's downtown New Year's Eve celebration moving to Bricktown ballpark
Revamped annual celebration will include pandemic precautions this year.
Meeting notice comes as governor announces he has tested positive.
While focused on criminal law the decision's reach extends to other areas, a water law expert says.
Budget director says hiring freeze will continue amid pandemic uncertainty.
Spending reductions projected for the new budget year beginning July 1.
Officials will try again.
City manager confident in Gourley's leadership, says he won't ask Oklahoma City police chief to resign
Chief's resignation is among Black Lives Matter's demands.
COVID-19 dominates municipal news.
Applications for the city's small-business relief program are being reviewed.
Sales tax is expected to lag for some time as the economy works its way back to pre-pandemic levels of activity.
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Mayor says public health advisory group to analyze proposed standards for lifting restrictions
Mayor David Holt makes remarks at weekly coronavirus briefing.
Mayor David Holt: Residents are abiding by shelter-in-place orders in Oklahoma City 'because they don't want to die'
Mayor David Holt and Dr. Patrick McGough are conducting weekly COVID-19 briefings.
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Emergency orders' effects yet to show up in Oklahoma City sales, use tax revenue
For the fiscal year, Oklahoma City's general fund sales and use tax revenue is slightly ahead of projections, with two months...
Three council members arrange the virtual community meeting.
Idea based on Tulsa model.
Should election schedules be changed to generate more participation in Oklahoma City municipal elections?
The Charter Review Committee is to discuss the pros and cons.
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, in Friday's COVID-19 briefing, implores residents to take pandemic seriously
Mayor asks residents to "stop trying to find loopholes" to emergency orders intended to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Measures had been set to expire April 16.
Mayor to hold news conference with Health Department director Friday.
City is receiving calls about orders being ignored and warning signs removed -- call police to report violations.
Firefighters taking extraordinary steps to protect against coronavirus infection as safety equipment runs short
Oklahoma City firefighters are front-line medical responders, answering 60,000 calls annually.
8-year, $978 million MAPS 4 capital improvements program begins Wednesday with sales tax collections
Projects range widely from arenas to placemaking to social issues.
Hope is to get assistance to small businesses that keep employees on the payroll through the crisis.
City maintains, updates comprehensive guide to coronavirus developments as they relate to local government services.
Latest orders bring Oklahoma City, Tulsa in line with the majority of the nation's 50 largest cities.
Oklahoma City compiles comprehensive list of resources in response to coronavirus.
Coronavirus in Oklahoma: Further restrictive measures in Oklahoma City to be announced Tuesday afternoon
Mayor indicates mitigation measures will be stepped up.
Adoption fees are lowered and volunteering suspended at animal shelter.
The city is one of the 10 largest employers in the metro area.
Restrictions apply broadly to restaurants, breweries, bars, gyms, movie theaters and more.
Mandate takes effect almost immediately as city steps up effort to control spread of coronavirus.
Catching up on Oklahoma City news.
The Census Bureau is contacting every Oklahoma City household starting March 12.
Holt focuses 2020 State of the City speech on idea of 'collaborative conversation' to improve public schools
Mayor's annual speech includes remembrance of April 19, 1995, Murrah building bombing as 25th anniversary approaches.
The seven-member panel will meet monthly and spend the year considering changes.
Facilitating an effort to improve public schools was among Mayor David Holt's goals during his campaign two years ago.
Catching up on Oklahoma City news.
A seven-member committee will consider amendments to the city's "foundational governing document."
Council will vote on oversight plans Tuesday.
The latest civic news in Oklahoma City, in one place.
The RTA's role is to build a regional transportation network for metro Oklahoma City.
A citizens' initiative aims to insulate parks from some of the ups and downs as elected officials set priorities.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday heard two legal challenges to an initiative petition seeking to implement a redistricting...
After enduring decades of resistance, 2019 was a historic year for Oklahoma City’s LGBTQ community. In 2019, Mayor David Holt...
Current Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee is retiring when his term ends in 2021.
Social welfare organizations may keep their donors' identities a secret.
A partnership of the Oklahoma Municipal League and Oklahoma City University offers a "Learn to Govern" certificate.
A governor-created task force charged with making criminal justice reform recommendations has asked for a one-year extension to...
What stories do you wish The Oklahoman was chasing? Tell us through our new tip sheet. Contact information is optional.
Oklahoma City is asking metro residents to fill out a housing market and affordability survey to help city planners identify...
Starting in March, inmates at the Oklahoma County jail will see increased days of commissary service, and jail employees will...
James Greiner first won election in 2013 and is in his second four-year term.
The number of Oklahoma County jail employees who have left their jobs because of management uncertainty seems to have been...
Proposed by former Councilman Ed Shadid, the measure would dedicate funds to park programs and improvements
If approved by voters, the fund dedicated to parks would increase the parks and recreation budget by a third or more.
Construction to finish the long-awaited Oklahoma City museum is well under way.
After several months of slow progress, the Oklahoma County Jail Trust can finally create its own bank account and take more...
The Oklahoman will host a conversation with several local experts and Mayor David Holt from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Sheraton...
Presidential candidate filing period approaching The three-day candidate filing period for Oklahoma’s presidential preference...
In a unanimous vote Monday, the Oklahoma County Jail Trust selected Greg Williams to run the county jail starting next year....
As MAPS 4 proposes a massive project to build youth facilities, the impact of youth investment is already visible at Oklahoma...
The $4.5 million project began last month and will last through the spring.
Voters will decide Dec. 10 on proposals reviewed Tuesday for the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.
'We don't have a lot of time': Oklahoma County, jail trust officials begin speeding up transition process
To fully transition management of the Oklahoma County jail by Jan. 1, officials are beginning to address a long list of...
Permit was for billboard in what is now a billboard-free zone.
Starting Friday, Oklahomans will be able to take their children into liquor stores, take ballot selfies on Election Day and...
Court declines rehearing request by former Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid, who argued MAPS 4 was unconstitutional.
MAPS 4 projects are expected to cost taxpayers $978 million — a record amount for a MAPS initiative — and the total collections...
The former councilman says the Supreme Court should broaden its analysis of the constitutionality of the MAPS 4 ballot.
Former councilman had argued the city was subverting a requirement that laws deal only with a single subject.
The former councilman says the urgency of the matter, with an election scheduled in two months, justifies having the justices...
The application period for the Oklahoma County jail administrator position is now closed. Oklahoma County Jail Trust...
An unannounced and highly critical news release has stirred frustrations between the Oklahoma County sheriff’s office and the...
A governor-created criminal justice reform task force that faced early criticism over a lack of transparency will start opening...
High court was asked to assume original jurisdiction; if it declines, the case would shift to Oklahoma County District Court.
Last-minute attention to details readied the MAPS 3 park for its first visitors.
Steve Jobs is credited with the modern version of this theory: Sometimes, we must offer the public a product that the public...
All retail categories saw a jump in sales tax collections as families were doing their back-to-school shopping.
Council members are proposing the unusual step of telling an advisory board that, if it votes the wrong way, its recommendation...
Kings of Leon Lane joins other celebrity street names in the entertainment district.
The city council is to review Mayor David Holt's recommendations for MAPS 4 on Tuesday with an eye toward a December election.
Figures indicate shift to online shopping could be more pronounced than expected.
To help ease the blow of the Smart Saver grocery store in northeast Oklahoma City closing this week, community partners will...
Sales tax is projected to grow 2.3% overall in fiscal 2020 in Oklahoma City; August results will be reported next week.
Former Chief Bill Citty said immigration enforcement was a federal responsibility but was careful to point out Oklahoma City is...
Gourley was promoted from deputy chief.
Former councilman is leading a "Basics First" initiative drive this summer for parks and transit funding.
Ideas for MAPS 4 put an emphasis on projects popular with voters such as sidewalks and senior health and wellness centers
Presentations on selected proposals for MAPS 4 will be reviewed in public hearings in July and August, if the city council...
Sales tax ends the year up 3.4%; budget planners expect slowing growth in the fiscal year starting July 1 and project sales tax...
Presentations will give the city council details on ideas as it develops a projects list.
Recent storms may have affected 18 of the city's 182 warning sirens.
The Oklahoma Water Resources Board took emergency action last week after being notified of the potential danger.
Storm debris stacked at the curb will be picked up over the next three weeks; pickup is limited to residences only
Severe weather last Saturday left damage along a path several miles long, from west to east.
Sirens are one of several ways emergency managers say can help residents stay weather aware.
Officials said several dozen homes were at risk should the dam fail.
No timeline given for reopening West River Trail; access blocked due to high water in North Canadian River
Erosion along the riverbank had damaged or was threatening to damage sections of the trail, a MAPS 3 project.
Efforts to protect First Christian Church from demolition, meet Crossings Community Church's needs to grow anchor agreement
Iconic domed sanctuary near downtown Oklahoma City will be protected from demolition while churches negotiate a real estate...
An attorney claimed the city was negligent after a light bollard broke, leading to the accident.
The Oklahoma City Council on Tuesday approved an agreement bestowing a reprieve from demolition on First Christian Church....
Oklahoma City's downtown streetcar reopened a route near the Devon Tower Tuesday after an incident last week closed nearby...
Forecasters warned of flooding in Oklahoma City from the heavy rainfall expected to accompany the storms.
Central city church at center of preservation campaign could be protected while sale to northwest-side megachurch is under consideration
The First Christian Church domed sanctuary would be protected from demolition as Crossings Community Church negotiates...
While damage to Oklahoma City's tallest building is assessed, the risk from falling debris means the area around the tower will be closed
Streetcar service is interrupted and the Myriad Botanical Gardens is closed.
Overall sales tax collections for May were up 1.5% from May 2018, a slowing of growth but in line with projections.
City Manager Craig Freeman will select the new police chief; Bill Citty, who retired this month, was chief for 15 years.
With new service to Miami, American Airlines will fly direct to eight cities from Will Rogers World Airport
The new service will expand options for reaching Caribbean, Latin American locations from Oklahoma City.
As expected, streetcar ridership is showing gains with the arrival of warmer weather.
Councilwoman says a majority of residents in a study said inner-northeast Oklahoma City is not a healthy environment.
Would-be rescuer, wife are to receive nearly $170,000; claim on behalf of dead man’s estate still pending
One man died and a second man was hospitalized as a result of the accident last Sept. 30.
The council has been threatened with litigation over the fate of the church.
Oklahoma City’s proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year is $1.55 billion, a slight and expected decrease, as the MAPS 3...
The Police Department proposes adding 15 positions.
Rates for some of the highest-demand parking at Will Rogers World Airport are slated to increase 33 percent.
City says attorney Chad Moody relied on the wrong law in appealing a city council decision that scuttled his plans for a marijuana business
Unless there is a "material change in the character and use of surrounding properties," Moody must wait at least six months...
Assistant city manager posts filled, as shape of executive leadership under Craig Freeman comes into focus
The new city manager, Craig Freeman, made his first major personnel decisions since taking over in January.
Letter states church's property rights are threatened, asks city council to short-circuit historic landmark designation process
Neighbors worry the church could be demolished to clear the property for commercial development.
The Arts Commission recommended the $1.3 million proposal by a Los Angeles-based design team.
Survivor Tree seedlings are propagated throughout the state and nation to preserve the tree's legacy.
Sales tax revenue had declined in March, interrupting nearly two years of sustained growth.
Oklahoma City welcomes revisions to regulations that could restore beer sales at municipal golf courses
Changes that took effect last year limited options for selling beer at municipal golf course clubhouses for consumption by...
Officials have promised to get streetlights back in service by the end of summer.
The MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board recommended the council accept the mainline, one of the biggest construction projects, in...
With goals to strengthen neighborhoods, newest council members hear briefings on street resurfacing, sidewalks and trails, and...
With transportation a major obstacle, grant is aimed at helping families whose children are in foster care
United Way says transportation needs are among top three concerns for clients of its partner agencies.
Fatal Bricktown Canal accident is the subject of efforts to keep the city of Oklahoma City from disclosing video obtained by police
An attorney says privacy rights of the dead man's mother and her family outweigh the public's interest in the video.
City officials release timeline, promise problem of widespread streetlight outages will be addressed by summer.
The report says the Community and Neighborhood Enhancement Advisory Board approved projects to resurface 90 miles of arterial...
Utility executives blame vandalism and wire theft although some residents say response is slow when outages are reported.
Upgrades would incorporate safety features that an architectural firm's study says are missing from the current installation.
Wednesday's windy weather in central Oklahoma was part of a massive storm system that produced blizzard conditions in the High...
The March revenue decline raises questions about whether local economic activity is entering of a downward cycle.
Teachers, other state and federal employees could serve on the city council under a measure to be considered in April. It...
Welcome to a special multimedia series where I explain how things work in Oklahoma. Along with this column published in print...
Airline passengers, airport visitors will start seeing construction as terminal expansion gets under way
The project includes a consolidated security checkpoint and an airfield observation deck for visitors.
With interest in addressing social ills and in stepping up neighborhood investment, MAPS 4 shapes up to have its own distinct...
Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid says the agreement is a giveaway to a hugely wealthy company, for a project that would have been...
A review of the week in civic news.
Average daily ridership has gone down since Embark began collecting fares Feb. 2.
Elections were in four wards; results were outright wins and no runoffs will be held.
The city could soon learn whether taxes on marijuana sales are making a significant contribution to the bottom line.
Voters first elected Patience Latting, the first woman to serve on the city council and only woman to serve as mayor, in 1967.
It began with the election of James Greiner and John Pettis in 2013, and now the 40-and-under cohort will constitute a majority...
Grassroots campaigning and small-money donations translated to votes in Ward 6.
40-and-unders will constitute a majority of the city council.
Mayor sees the value of new energy and new ideas coming to council with millennials' election.
Police Chief Bill Citty reviewed crime statistics for the city council.
That Ward 6 seat is up for grabs with today’s elections, and the three candidates for Ward 6 joined with Nice and Greater...
Election, city's bond rating lead news summary.
Durmus challenges Stonecipher for Ward 8 seat on the Oklahoma City Council.
JoBeth Hamon, Nathaniel Harding and Jim Holman are running for the open Ward 6 seat on the Oklahoma City Council.
Week in review, in civic news in Oklahoma City.
Police chief discussed conflict in news conference announcing his retirement.
The final pre-election campaign contribution and spending reports for the council races will be filed Monday.
Watch the speech and an interview with the mayor, who reviewed Oklahoma City's economic renaissance and said the city's newest...
Couch, who retired this month, is the longest-serving city manager in Oklahoma City history.
Comparing costs for Oklahoma City projects to the amount sought for a border wall.
Elected almost a year ago, Holt plans forward-looking remarks while assessing "where we are today in our city's journey."
General fund sales tax receipts are $1.8 million, or 1.2 percent, ahead of projections after the first seven months of the...
Three outside candidates were among the eight interviewed by the Oklahoma City Council as it searched for a successor to Jim...
Steve Hunt was one of two candidates who filed to challenge Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell.
Railroad track repairs are expected to last a week.
Streetcar reports ridership of 86,000 in first three weeks.
Transit officials think offering additional time for free rides on the streetcar will give riders more time to see how the...
Ice from the winter storm accumulated on overhead wires faster than it could be scraped away, so streetcars switched to...
Transit officials and City Hall are gauging support for regularly scheduled Sunday streetcar service.
This is the second lawsuit over plans for a highway sign in a largely advertising-free zone on the busy northwest Oklahoma City...
The measure was challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union, which promised Wednesday to appeal.
Rules have been in the works several months and action was deferred as council members, companies worked out differences.
December results show economic activity in the weeks preceding the start of the holiday shopping season was robust.
Streetcar to operate first seven Sundays, through January, to see whether demand is sufficient to fund regular Sunday service;...
Streetcar service will be free for the first three weeks; transit officials anticipate a busy opening weekend.
Steve Hunt, a candidate in Ward 5, has not been registered to vote in the ward long enough to qualify for the ballot, election...
Streetcars will run seven days per week the first three weeks; check the info pylons at any of the 22 boarding platforms for...
Bus rapid transit utilizes comfortable coaches and dedicated lanes to cut commute times.
The 2019 city council primary for Wards 2, 5, 6 and 8 is Feb. 12.
Under construction nearly two years, the Oklahoma City Streetcar system will begin service in December.
Oklahoma City's parking system will get a cash infusion from sale of the Santa Fe garage.
Craig Freeman says top priorities include meeting residents' expectations for city services and a commitment to staff...
The city council will vote on an agreement that wraps up most financial dealings with the contractor.
Council will vote on 2 percent raises for police officers.
Construction is expected to begin early next year and take about two years.
A major concert is planned to anchor a weekend of activities next September.
Interviews for city manager are Monday.
Observers say winner Nikki Nice got more votes than any council candidate.
Local economic activity may be slowing down after some heated growth.
The city of Oklahoma City filed suit Thursday against pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors, and several doctors,...
Top executive of public ambulance authority agreed to pay $80,000 over federal kickback allegations.
City council lifts zoning restrictions on shops that agree to limit display space of 'adult novelties'
Businesses affected by the regulations indicated they would sue on constitutional grounds.
The base fare for a one-hour pass on the Oklahoma City streetcar will be $1.
Construction contract adjustments pave the way for operations flexibility, energy savings at convention center
Strengthening the foundation will prepare the building for an additional service elevator and enclosure of the loading dock.
The council tentatively will meet Nov. 19 to discuss and possibly interview candidates.
The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum is to open under terms of a partnership between the Chickasaw Nation and the...
The report is by TRIP, a private nonprofit research organization promoting policies to relieve congestion, improve roads and...
An advisory committee recommends the city council look at $3.5 million for expansion, as senior health and wellness center...
The city council will discuss $7.9 million in whitewater park enhancements; aim is to save money on utilities, add features to...
Oklahoma City's mayor asked for a conversation among residents on the shape of MAPS 4 and, judging from the response on social...
Voters most likely will decide a little more than a year from now whether they want to write a new chapter in the highly...
The city council had considered a fine of $500.
Applications to succeed Jim Couch as city manager in Oklahoma City are due by Nov. 1. The city council will hire the new city...
The pedestrian and bicycling span is central to the $138 million MAPS 3 downtown park, connecting the upper and lower sections....
Streetcar track installation is coming to an end and intensive testing of the downtown loop will begin this month as the $136...
Couch was instrumental in negotiating the 2016 water settlement among tribes, the city and state that governs management of...
Final vote on ordinance would be Sept. 25.
Plans for the lower section of the MAPS 3 downtown park are coming into focus. The more intensively developed upper park opens...
The new road is opening in stages but lots of construction headaches will continue through mid-2019.
Sixteen people are training to pilot the city's new streetcars
Section adjacent to the OKC Streetcar tracks could be open by the time streetcar service begins.
The terminal expansion includes a new security checkpoint and a visitors' observation deck.
Bird Ride Inc. started renting scooters in Midtown, the central business district and Bricktown on Aug. 1; threat of...
E. coli was found in the Jones public water supply in early August.
Reports help with evaluation of drainage infrastructure and assessment of the extent of damage.
Rental scooters quickly proved popular after Bird.co dropped its app-activated, electric models in Midtown, the central...
The city council could authorize an immediate crackdown on the latest tech-oriented disruptor to plant its flag downtown.
Bird.co is part of a "ride-share" trend that is accelerating thanks to the convenience of smartphone apps.
Sales tax results show underlying growth in metro-area economic activity remains strong.
The city acted under a 1997 ordinance in response to complaints to code enforcement.
Pedestrian link between garages, shielding parkers from weather, comes with initial price tag of $1.6 million
Sale of the Santa Fe garage will reduce debt being taken on by Oklahoma City to develop the new convention center garage, and...
A trial is set in September in federal court on claims Oklahoma City's panhandling ordinance unconstitutionally abridges free...
Transactions would produce a net gain in downtown parking as needs evolve.
The Oklahoma State Fair is annually one of the best-attended state fairs in the country.
New sales tax results indicate late-spring growth in economic activity continued at a healthy pace in Oklahoma City.
Code enforcement officers said they were acting on a complaint when they notified two Oklahoma City businessmen that their Adam...
City officials say the whitewater park is an economic development tool that figures in decisions of companies looking at...
Cooper is making his second bid to represent Ward 2, which includes close-in urban neighborhoods as well as suburban sections...
Reeves wins GOP nomination in District 1, while Calvey wins race for GOP nomination in District 3.
Advisory committees meet this week to review requests for ongoing spending for MAPS 3 construction projects, including the...
Whoops and hollers resounded off the marble walls of city hall Tuesday morning as a vacant seat was filled on the Oklahoma City...
Ward 6 will be an open seat, as Councilwoman Meg Salyer has announced she is retiring when her current term ends next year.
Budget director says June results reflect momentum in metro economy.
The city's Office of Emergency Management staff will use the information to do a preliminary damage assessment.
Salyer leads a finance and accounting staffing firm and is active in many civic organizations.
Construction will ramp up along S Robinson Avenue with approval of convention center construction contract
The convention center is the most expensive of the projects promised to voters who approved MAPS 3 in 2009.
Budget includes police, fire funding, other enhancements in anticipation of continued metro economic growth, steady growth in...
Newly appointed Oklahoma City councilman to be sworn in June 19, serve until voters make a permanent choice
Appointment is effective until voters select a permanent replacement for John Pettis, who resigned.
Thursday’s action sets up final cIty council vote on June 5.
Process to fill council seat has begun.
Job-creation incentives proposal advances, with council vote on Amazon facility at Will Rogers World Airport
The council will vote again once an agreement is finalized.
This week marks a major step as Oklahoma City streetcar testing shifted onto downtown streets Monday
Testing on downtown streets will continue for six months.
Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis was one year into his second term on the council.
Delegation of U.S. mayors exchanging ideas with their counterparts in Morocco includes Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt
New Oklahoma City mayor makes first overseas trip one month into the job.
Ward 7 councilman was charged in Oklahoma County District Court on Friday.
Differences over acquisition of land for the MAPS 3 downtown park prompted a claim against the city of Oklahoma City
A business says it should be compensated for costs it incurred in anticipation of Oklahoma City acquiring its land for the MAPS...
The new convention center is the most expensive of the MAPS 3 projects, with a total budget of nearly $300 million.
Pat Ryan played many roles in civic life in Oklahoma City.
New Mayor David Holt to make remarks at ceremony.
Sales tax was up 10.9 percent overall including the increase that took effect on Jan. 1.
State law aimed at collecting additional tax on online sales will produce more revenue for cities.
Holt succeeds Mick Cornett, who served as mayor for 14 years.
Nearby park property was renamed to honor Manuel Perez, opening the way to sell small neighborhood park
The park property recommended for sale is across the street from the much larger MAPS 3 downtown park.
City employees got across-the-board salary hikes after most were held without raises a year ago.
Reservoirs in southeastern Oklahoma that supply Oklahoma City drinking water are in counties that are now drought-free
Parts of northwestern Oklahoma have slipped into the most severe category of drought.
Recreation centers, zoo plan activities, camps, extended hours for youth if teachers shut down schools
Oklahoma City Parks and Zoo plan activities, camps and extended hours for youth if public school teachers go on strike.
City received complaint about new business, prompting review.
The pace of streetcar testing is picking up as more of the nearly $5 million vehicles are delivered to Oklahoma City
Pallets of bottled water will be loaded onto streetcars to simulate passenger loads during testing.
Video: Streetcar testing moves onto the tracks after inspections, preparation in new maintenance garage
Streetcars will be thoroughly tested before service begins in December.
Streetlights are out, roads are falling apart. Here are answers to 4 questions about what's being done.
Answers to questions about streets and streetlights.
Oklahoma City relies on sales tax as its single-largest revenue source.
Water main break repairs by city Utilities Department crews continued into the evening hours.
Wage hikes are approved for the first time in two years.
Convention center designs receive OK from Oklahoma City Council, clearing the way for construction to begin this summer
Conventions and meetings would begin filling the building after two years of construction.
Residents who normally have Thursday trash, recycling pickup will see trucks in their neighborhoods on Saturday this week....
Designers are presenting final plans for Oklahoma City's MAPS 3 convention center. It could open in 2020.
Bids to construct the MAPS 3 convention center are due April 25. City officials will be watching to see how close they come to...
Throwback with a twist as an old-time campaign staple gets a 21st century workout.
The Oklahoma City Boulevard will complete the downtown connection to I-40.
Chickasaw Nation says finalizing land deal paves the way for development of land around American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
Clearing title to the land and completing the transfer is a major step toward restarting construction on the long-dormant...
The new mayor will step down from his state Senate seat to lead Oklahoma City.
Now that the first streetcar has arrived in Oklahoma City, additional vehicles in the fleet are expected to arrive every three...
The streetcar was taken into the MAPS 3 streetcar system maintenance garage in preparation for testing
Seven streetcars will be delivered between now and July. After several months of testing, streetcar service is to begin in...
Entrepreneurs who opened an Adam & Eve franchise say they were unfairly singled out by code enforcement.
Mayoral candidate David Holt says Oklahoma City's next mayor has to foster the city's spirit of spirit of cooperation and...
Severe drought last week shot up to 38 percent statewide and is set to spread across the Oklahoma City metro area.
Early in-person voting begins Thursday in the 2018 mayoral primary.
A downtown resident mapped nonworking streetlights with his iPhone, prompting action by the city of Oklahoma City
The city released a phone number to submit reports of nonworking streetlights, and says its contract crews are working to...
Allied Arts supports a wide range of arts programs. This year's fund-raising goal is $3.125 million.
Randall Smith says he's running for mayor to promote millennial-friendly, citizen-friendly government policies
Candidate says city council ought to meet in the evening once a month so more residents can attend.
Nearly half of Oklahoma City's 195,000 trash, recycling and bulk waste customers will have a new pickup day starting next week
Changes were announced six weeks ago and will consolidate routes that had become fragmented.
Executive leadership institute on the Oklahoma River could be a global draw, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation executive director says
Plan calls for finishing the upper level of the Aubrey K. McClendon Whitewater Center.at Riversport Rapids as a hub for...
A video explains the process of voting absentee in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City voters must be registered by Friday to vote in the mayoral primary election next month
Three candidates will be on the primary ballot for mayor. The race is nonpartisan and the new mayor takes office in April.
The Police Association appeals denial of its application to build a parking garage across the street from Civic Center Music Hall
Review panels had rejected the effort to build a garage overlooking the park in front of the Civic Center.
Oklahoma City's Car No. 1 has passed final testing at the Pennsylvania manufacturing plant and will be shipped soon
Oklahoma City’s first two streetcars in the “redbud” color scheme are depicted in new photographs released Tuesday.
Sales tax revenue increase of 7.8 percent indicates Oklahoma City's rebound from the oil-and-gas slump is gaining strength.
Sidewalks decals explain how to use the new meters. Mechanical meters are being retired and all of downtown will be in one...
The quarter-cent sales tax increase that took effect Jan. 1 will appear in next month's check from the Oklahoma Tax Commission
Voters approved a sales tax increase in September to hire more police officers and firefighters.
Fee on development to mitigate the impact of increased traffic took effect a year ago, initial revenues fall short of expectations
Fees offset taxpayers' costs to widen streets, build trails and parks.
The weekly trash pickup day is changing for about 90,000 Oklahoma City households.
Plan is to review recommendations and make a decision in April.
The utility will receive compensation from the city for costs associated with relocating its control center for electric power...
"Feline Navidad" and "Hounds for the Holidays" continues through Dec. 23 at the shelter.
Revenue for the December reporting period is up is 7.5 percent from this time last year.
Mayoral candidates had until 5 p.m. Wednesday to file for office. The winner will succeed the city's longest-serving mayor,...
City government leaders are proposing to buy property for the garage for $14 million from OG&E.
Primary election for mayor is Feb. 13; David Holt is the only announced candidate.
City council is to consider plans for a new downtown parking garage on Tuesday.
The parking garage is the third and final piece of the complex that will include the MAPS 3 convention center and a high-rise,...
While a review produced 1,731 additional valid signatures, advocates of a vote on teacher pay raises in Oklahoma City still...
The skyway will be longer than a football field and will connect the convention center and a new parking garage.
The city clerk's office will review the preliminary results and have a final determination on Thursday, but initial count shows...
New revenue will finance $2.5 billion in water and sewer improvements, including a second pipeline from reservoirs in southeast...