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OKC Council Meeting Notes: Sept. 26, 2017
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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The Council approved permits Tuesday for:
- Capitol Hill Mainstreet's "Fiestas de las Americas," Sept. 30.
- Downtown OKC's "Brick-or-Treat," Oct. 24.
- Oklahoma Fallen heroes Foundation's "45IBCT Fallen Heroes Half Marathon," Sept. 30.
- St. Francis of Assisi Church/Rosary School's "Rosary and St. Francis Oktoberfest," Oct. 1.
- Toby Keith Foundation/OK Kids Korral's "Walk a Mile in Their Boots," Sept. 30.
View all permitted public events on the special event calendar.
Council accepts official election results, enacts voter-approved sales tax programs
The Council accepted the official Better Streets, Safer City special election results from the election board, and voted to enact the the sales tax initiatives as approved by voters. Voters approved a 10-year, $967 million bond package, a 27-month extension of the expiring MAPS 3 tax to raise $240 million for street projects and a permanent 1/4 cent sales tax to hire more police officers and firefighters. Bond sales will begin next year as authorized by the Council. The sales taxes begin Jan. 1, the day after the MAPS 3 penny sales tax expires.
- Read a full news release about the election results.
- Download the election results agenda item.
- Download the temporary and permanent sales tax implementation agenda items.
Council receives Priorities update on OKC's transportation system
City officials provided the Council with an update Tuesday on one of the official Council Priorities: Develop a Transportation System that Works for All Residents. The report shows growth every month in EMBARK's expanded weeknight bus service this year, among other highlights.
Convention & Visitors Bureau reports uptick in social media following
An annual gain in Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) social media followers by about 20 percent is another indicator of OKC's growing success as a tourism and entertainment draw, CVB President Mike Carrier told the Council in his quarterly update. Hotel tax revenue funds the CVB, which promotes tourism in Oklahoma City and recruits conventions and tour groups to choose OKC and boost our economy.
- Watch the update.