Oklahoma City permits not given equally

Published: April 6, 2013
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Southeast Oklahoma City seems to be treated differently than other parts of the city. I watched on TV as city council members reviewed new developments and acted on dilapidated properties to ensure they were in the best interests of Oklahoma City and neighbors.

However, that same concept doesn't seem to apply to all parts of the city. I live adjacent to a dirt pit on Interstate 40 east of Tinker Air Force Base. The owner has a legal permit for the pit, but neighbors weren't asked for comments before this area changed from wooded land to a dirt pit. Calls for information end with the fact that the permit is legal and the owner should ensure that there's no blowing dirt. This is an eyesore that has reduced property values. Every day that the wind blows, the dirt is flying.

Sheila Jones, Oklahoma City