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OKC Council Meeting Notes: July 5, 2017
The Oklahoma City Council met Wednesday because of Independence Day on Tuesday, but normally 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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The Council approved permits Wednesday for:
- Friends of Multisport's "24 The Hard Way," Oct. 21-22.
- Newspapers in Education's "Bricktown Back to School Bash," Aug. 12.
- Vietnamese American Community of OKC & Metro Area for the "Vietnamese-American Memorial Monument Inauguration," July 8.
- Tri-OKC's "Lake Stanley Draper Duathlon," July 16.
- Friends of Multisport's "Redman Triathlon and Half-Triathlon," Sept. 16.
View all permitted public events on the special event calendar.
Council approves ordinances regarding community cats, menacing dogs
The Council voted Wednesday to approve ordinance changes to help protect people from menacing dogs and improve the effectiveness of a program to control the community cat population. The changes related to dogs involve the registration of impounded and/or menacing dogs, and conditions to be met before impounded dogs are released to their owners. The community cat ordinance changes make more cats eligible to be a part of the program, helping more neighborhoods and residents. An amendment to the changes described in the agenda item memo was not adopted. The approved changes were introduced June 13 and had a public hearing June 20.
Federal environmental cleanup loan approved for First National Center redevelopment
A low-interest loan of up to $2.5 million drawn from City-controlled federal environmental cleanup funds will help the ambitious redevelopment project for First National Center, the iconic Art Deco skyscraper downtown. Money from the revolving loan fund, granted to the City by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, will help pay for the estimated $9 million to $12 million cost to clean up asbestos and lead-based paint and make other improvements. The developer of the building, located at 120 N Robinson Ave., agreed to repay the loan over eight years at a two percent annual interest rate. The now-vacant First National Center, completed in the 1930s, is being redeveloped into apartments, a boutique hotel, restaurants and other retail.
Budgets approved for Municipal Facilities Authority, Public Property Authority
The Council voted to approve budgets for the Municipal Facilities Authority (MFA) and Public Property Authority (PPA), entities that provide funding mechanisms for important civic projects and financial responsibilities. The MFA is a funding mechanism for insurance, police investigative funds, capital projects and more. The PPA is a funding mechanism for building renovations, economic development, performing arts activities, golf courses and more. The MFA budget for the current fiscal year is about $109 million, and the PPA budget is about $69 million.
- Read the MFA agenda item and budget.
- Read the PPA agenda item and budget.
- Download and watch the presentation.
Other recent City of OKC news
- With OKC Animal Welfare at capacity, save a life with free dog and cat adoptions Saturday
- Officials break ground on MAPS 3's Scissortail Park
- Text-to-give campaign launched to help end homelessness in Oklahoma City
- Data released on Oklahoma City's homeless
- Sculpture installed at Military Park honors Vietnam War soldiers
- Promoted officer becomes first Hispanic major in Oklahoma City police history
- Municipal Court pay windows to close on official holidays
- Melrose Park sprayground, recreation center closed for emergency repairs
- Downtown Area Traffic Advisory: June 30, 2017
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