• OKC election slate merits voters’ approval Sept. 12

    Published: Sept. 6, 2017 By: The Oklahoman Editorial Board 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. In answering city surveys, residents consistently place […]

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  • Holt, Maughan take part in OKC FOP mayoral forum

    Published: Sept. 6, 2017 By: Jason Doyle Oden, Red Dirt Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Tuesday evening’s Oklahoma City Mayor Race forum was an example of when two statesmen refrain from calling names and laying blame, and instead address issues. The Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police hosted the event which featured the two top candidates, […]

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  • Mayoral Candidate Public Safety Forum

    Published: Sept. 5, 2017 By: Steve Shaw, News 9 Watch Video Oklahoma City’s Fraternal Order of Police Tuesday night hosted a Mayoral Candidate Public Safety Forum. Oklahoma County Commission Chairman Brian Maughan and State Senator David Holt are vying for the same office Mick Cornett has held since 2004. F.O.P. Vice President Mark Nelson said hiring […]

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  • OKC city manager: Proposals will mean better streets, a safer city

    Published: August 30, 2017 By: Jim Couch You can’t miss Oklahoma City’s progress during the past three decades. Children can’t remember living in a city without NBA MVP winners, a thriving Bricktown, spectacular libraries, an eclectic food scene, the Devon Tower and Olympians training on the Oklahoma River. But as hard as Oklahoma City has […]

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  • OKC police staffing is near crisis, union leader says

    Published: August 29, 2017  By: William Crum, The Oklahoman   A police union leader told leaders of Oklahoma City’s business community on Monday that police ranks have failed to keep up with population growth, putting public safety in jeopardy. “We’re just short of what I and several of us who have been involved in this would […]

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  • City depends on increased sales tax to hire more police officers

    Published: June 22, 2017 By: Kateleigh Mills, The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Police Department is looking to fill 48 positions through a quarter-cent permanent sales tax this September. The department has had a hiring freeze for police officers since July 2016. The restriction is set to continue through fiscal year 2018 […]

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  • OKC voters to decide sales tax, bond measures

    Published: June 21, 2017 By: William Crum, The Oklahoman Watch Video A sales tax plan to pump money into public safety and street repairs is headed to voters. The Oklahoma City Council agreed Tuesday to ask voters for a quarter-cent sales tax increase, with a promise the money will go to hire more police officers and […]

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  • Oklahoma City voters will decide on tax increase

    Published: June 20, 2017 By: Lorne Fultonberg, KFOR Watch Video OKLAHOMA CITY — Voters will go to the polls in September, deciding whether to raise their own taxes to improve streets and public safety. In separate votes, citizens will decide whether to extend a temporary, one-cent MAPS tax and dedicate it to infrastructure over the […]

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