OKC Boxscore for Aug. 26

William Crum: The week in review and the week ahead in Oklahoma City civic affairs.
by William Crum Published: August 26, 2013
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From the OKC community survey …

City support for redevelopment of “cultural and commercial areas near where you live” got high marks from Oklahoma City residents this summer, with 73 percent saying they agreed or strongly agreed with the idea.

It's a fact

Sixty property owners who appealed their assessment to Oklahoma County's equalization board got adjustments this year; 154 appeals were denied.

They said it

“This is an opportunity for Oklahoma City to take the lead and again show the rest of the country the type of forward-looking, thoughtful city this is.”

— Devon Energy Executive Chairman Larry Nichols, laying out a vision for adapting technology to build a downtown Oklahoma City streetcar without the clutter of overhead electrical wires.

Present/absent

The city council is on its summer schedule and did not meet last Tuesday.

Looking ahead

• The city council meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave.

• The Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. It will consider the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation's plan to sell beer in the Boathouse District.

William Crum, Staff Writer

Twitter: @williamcrum

wcrum@opubco.com

by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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