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Council meetings are held every other week at 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave. You can watch meetings live on Cox Channel 20 or through the City's YouTube stream.

OKC Council Meeting Notes: May 23, 2017

Post Date:05/23/2017 12:51 PM

The Oklahoma City Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays on the third floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave. Live broadcasts are available on Cox Channel 20 and YouTube. A recording of each meeting is then added to the City's YouTube channel. Check out the meeting calendar for agendas and schedules.

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Council convenes as Finance Committee

The Council convened Tuesday as the Finance Committee to continue consideration of the proposed City budget for the 2018 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The proposed budget was introduced during the May 2 Council meeting. This week's meeting featured presentations from the Police Department, Fire Department and Information Technology Department. The final Finance Committee meeting of this year is June 6, with the Council scheduled to adopt the budget on June 13.

Savings on jail costs help Police budget

Reforms leading to fewer incarcerations for some minor crimes have contributed to savings of about $1 million for the proposed $191 million Police Department budget for the next fiscal year, Police Chief Bill Citty told the Council. Reforms to policies and procedures related to Municipal Court cases alone led to a 24 percent reduction in incarcerated people over the last three fiscal years. 

Fire budget highlights improved response times

Services highlighted in the proposed $144 million Fire Department budget have led to incremental improvement in response times, Fire Chief Keith Bryant told the Council. Firefighters responded to calls of all types within 7 minutes 66 percent of the time, an increase of 8 percent since fiscal year 2014.

Half of IT budget supports public safety services

Half of the proposed $60 million Information Technology Department budget will support services for the Police and Fire departments, along with the Municipal Court. The IT Department is the single point of contact for technical support needs for all City departments. 

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