The week in review, and what's ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.
Put storm debris at the curb
District 2 Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan is asking for patience as crews work to clear debris from the May 31 tornadoes and flooding. Residents have been asked to move their debris to the curb for pickup. There's a lot to move and it takes time for trucks to pick up debris, dump it and get back in the neighborhoods, Maughan said. He said his crews are assigned to a 25-square-mile area of Oklahoma City. “We're not giving up on it,” he said. “It's just going to take a long time.”
It's a fact
Eric Wenger, Oklahoma City's public works director, says contractors are hauling away an average of 5.4 million pounds of storm debris daily.
All eight city council members were present for last Tuesday's meeting. Mayor Mick Cornett was away, teaching an executive class on leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business in New York City.
The city council, which meets weekly at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays for most of the year, has begun its summer schedule. Between now and the end of September meetings will be held every other week — on July 2, 16 and 30; Aug. 13 and 27; and Sept. 10 and 24.
The streetcar subcommittee, studying potential routes for the MAPS 3-approved downtown streetcar, meets at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the city office building at 420 W Main Street. The panel meets in the 10th floor conference room.