Tag Archives: MAPS

Land purchase approved for downtown school

The John W. Rex Charter Elementary school is the final new project in the MAPS for Kids program, and is a partnership between Oklahoma City Public Schools and the nonprofit group headed by Kirk Humphries OKC Quality Schools Inc. Oklahoma City Public Schools will apply for the school’s charter to the University of Oklahoma, and

OKC continues to receive top honors

More recently, CNNMoney named Oklahoma City “Most Business-Friendly City” in the United States, noting its low cost of living and booming oil and natural gas industries. According to the report, more than 6,000 small businesses participated in a survey of the nation’s 40 largest metro areas. While the methodologies of these “best” lists are not

No income tax cut, please

A year ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the country of Montenegro, a beautiful Balkan nation recovering from years of regional conflict. As I showed my passport to the officer at the Podgorica airport’s passport control office, he asked me a question that highlighted just how much the world’s perception of my hometown has

City council moves ahead with $252 million for convention center

The measure has been hotly debated by council members and committees charged with planning for the MAPS projects after some say voters were told the convention center would be $280 million, while others insist it was clear from the start that $30 million of that amount was intended to relocate a utility substation. MAPS consultant