0 0 0 comments News News: Local Oklahoma City Council meeting updates, Oct. 16, 2012 Reporter Michael Kimball live tweeted from the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday morning. Read about agenda items and discussions below. BY MICHAEL KIMBALL email@example.com • Modified: October 16, 2012 at 8:29 am • Published: October 16, 2012 Reporter Michael Kimball live tweeted from the Oklahoma City Council meeting Tuesday morning. Read about agenda items and discussions below. @OKC_Beat 8:31 a.m. Good morning everyone. It's almost time for today's #OKC Council meeting. I'll be live tweeting as usual. @OKC_Beat 8:32 a.m. Looks like we'll be getting started a few minutes late. New Vice Mayor Gary Marrs is in the mayor's chair, so Mayor Mick Cornett is absent. @OKC_Beat 8:32 a.m. Marrs, the Ward 1 councilman, is the new vice mayor. That title is bestowed on a rotating basis. @OKC_Beat 8:33 a.m. You can watch the meeting on Cox channel 20 if you live in OKC. See the agenda and watch live video from links here: okc.gov/AgendaPub/meet… @OKC_Beat 8:35 a.m. The meeting is under way with the early, routine items. So far, Ed Shadid and Pete White are absent, along with Cornett. @OKC_Beat 8:35 a.m. RT @NewsOK: Live updates from the Oklahoma City Council meeting bit.ly/QOE0SL @OKC_Beat 8:36 a.m. This is not a very newsy meeting. Not a whole lot of high profile stuff today. @OKC_Beat 8:37 a.m. Pete White is here, so now we're only missing Cornett (who will clearly not be here) and Shadid. @OKC_Beat 8:38 a.m. While I've got your attention, let me draw it to my weekend story on a state auditor's investigation of #OKC program. okne.ws/Rrmq6T @OKC_Beat 8:44 a.m. We're onto the consent agenda now. Mostly routine city business items. @OKC_Beat 8:44 a.m. Council members often choose to pick a couple of the consent agenda items out for discussion, sometimes for debate but often as a highlight. @OKC_Beat 8:46 a.m. For example, right now we're talking about something Meg Salyer asked to discuss, support for a renovation of a downtown senior center. @OKC_Beat 8:46 a.m. And David Greenwell asked to discuss a contract with the South OKC Chamber to help develop an area along I-240. @OKC_Beat 8:47 a.m. So those are things council members like to bring out for further discussion because they're things they like. Doesn't have to be otherwise. @OKC_Beat 8:53 a.m. Items requiring separate votes. Nothing of note today, really. (The post OU-Texas week doldrums?) @OKC_Beat 8:58 a.m. We are all the way to items from council. No action items today. We'll see what council members have to talk about. @OKC_Beat 8:59 a.m. Wow. The meeting is all the way to citizens to be heard at 8:58 a.m. ... That's amazing. There is laughing in the press box. @OKC_Beat 9:00 a.m. He says he and others don't think there should be a business like that in their residential area. @OKC_Beat 9:04 a.m. The response from the city is that it's technically OK by code. It's hospice care, few people. @OKC_Beat 9:16 a.m. Another gentleman is speaking about some properties he's owned here, not sure what the issue is yet. @OKC_Beat 9:22 a.m. I'm sorry but I sort of lost what the issue is, but he's upset, and the city is going to try to help him. @OKC_Beat 9:26 a.m. Now we've got someone who has been a "regular" at previous council meetings, Joe "Sarge" Nelson. @OKC_Beat 9:26 a.m. He's concerned about the recent stories regarding the state auditor's investigation. @OKC_Beat 9:30 a.m. Today's meeting is now over. Thanks for joining. See you next week. 0 0 0 0 Submit Letter Hide Comments Clear TV™ As Seen on TV Official Site. Order Easily Online. Buy 1 Get 1 Free! www.cleartv.com Mortgage Rates Hit 2.75% White House Program Cuts Up to $1k off Monthly Payments! (3.05% APR) www.SeeRefinanceRates.com Ads by Yahoo! × Trending news Article Ed Shadid records opened Advertisement Trending Now 31815Report: Former Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield to enroll at Oklahoma and walk on to football team 23848Robertson family issues official statement on Phil Robertson's suspension from A&E; future of "Duck Dynasty" uncertain 17857Movie review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' 13311Oklahoma State football: Mike Gundy says he hasn't talked to Texas about its head coaching job 11072OKC Thunder notebook: Kendrick Perkins, Joakim Noah have heated postgame exchange 10494NFL: The hidden unfairness of Thursday night games 9101Hanks on 'Banks': Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks talks about playing Walt Disney in 'Saving Mr. Banks'