In one of America’s conservative capitals where oil and gas flows heavily through the local economy, the reversal of a local energy company’s plan to drill near Lake Hefner was a rare win for progressives.
Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid regularly questions public funding for economic development.
A controversial plan to drill for oil near Lake Hefner has been withdrawn by a local energy company.
Soon, larger sidewalks, traffic-slowing medians, bicycle parking and trees will improve safety community use of the area.
Members of Oklahoma City’s streetcar subcommittee praised city staff on its plans for a new transit hub at the Santa Fe train station but expressed concern that it would not directly link to stops on the future downtown streetcar line.
Larger sidewalks, mediums to slow traffic, bicycle parking and dozens of new trees are coming to the Western Avenue business district following approval from the Oklahoma City council to fund a street scape project.
An oil company that wants to drill for gas on the Lake Hefner Reservation in Oklahoma City will host a public meeting with the city next week to discuss its plans.
Citizens, local officials and members of the Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities recently walked a stretch of Classen Blvd. to discuss ways to make the busy urban cooridor more pedestrian and cycle friendly.
During in time when police can have a bad reputation, new academy graduates in OKC show a motivation to serve their community.
A new ordinance regulating rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft went into effect Nov. 22, and companies have 30 days to submit applications for a license to operate legally in OKC.