Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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General information
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Mayor:Mick Cornett
Last mayoral election:2014
Next mayoral election:2018
Last city council election:2013
Next city council election:2015
City council seats:9
2014-15 FY Budget:$1.1 billion
City website
Composition data
Population in 2013:610,613
Gender:50.2% Female
Race:White 62.7%
White Not-Hispanic 17.2%
African American 15.1%
Asian 4.0%
Native American 3.5%
Two or More 5.2%
Unemployment:3.8%
Median household income:$45,704
High school graduation rate:85.0%
College graduation rate:28.0%
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Oklahoma City is the capital of the state of Oklahoma, and is the county seat of Oklahoma County. As of 2013, the city's population was 610,613.[1]

Office of the Mayor

Mick Cornett is the current Mayor of Oklahoma City.[2]

City Council

Council-Manager System

Oklahoma City utilizes a Council-Manager system. An elected City Council, which serves as the city's legislative body, appoints an executive called a manager to oversee the city's day-to-day operations.[2]

Committees

The City Council features several commissions, boards and committees, which are responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and commenting upon city policies and legislation. In addition to elected city council members, non-elected citizens may also sit on select advisory boards.[3]

For a full list of Oklahoma City's commissions, boards and committees, see here

Membership

The City Council consists of nine members including the Mayor. While the Mayor is elected at large, the other eight council members are elected by the city's eight wards. [2]

A full list of City Council members can be found here

Elections

2014

See also: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma mayoral election, 2014

Incumbent Mick Cornett defeated challengers Ed Shadid, Joe Sarge Nelson and Phil Hughes in the March 4, 2014 mayoral election. Because Cornett won with over 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election was not necessary.[4][5][6]

Mayor of Oklahoma City, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMick Cornett Incumbent 64.3% 25,517
Ed Shadid 34.4% 13,641
Joe Sarge Nelson 0.7% 284
Phil Hughes 0.7% 264
Total Votes 39,706
Source: Oklahoma State Election Board

Budget

Oklahoma City's operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year was $1.1 billion, of which $415 million constituted the "general fund," the funds necessary to maintain the city's day-to-day operations.[7]

Contact Information

Office of the Mayor
200 N Walker, 3rd Floor
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-297-2424

See here to contact individual Council members.

Ballot Measures

See also: Oklahoma County, Oklahoma ballot measures

Oklahoma City is in Oklahoma County. A list of ballot measures in Oklahoma County is available here.

Initiative process

Population as of 2013: 610,613.[1] Oklahoma City is a charter city.

Oklahoma City's initiative process follows state law (see Laws governing local ballot measures in Oklahoma for details) for both charter amendment and ordinances.

Oklahoma City's municipal code

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Oklahoma city websites
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Elected officials
    • The Mayor and city council officials contact information are posted online.[8]
  • Meetings
    • Agendas, videos, and minutes are available for City Council Meetings.[9]
  • Budget
    • Current and past budgets are posted.[10]
    • Budgets are archived to 2005.
  • Administration
    • Contact information for city administration officials is posted.[11]
  • Zoning
    • Building permits[12] are posted.
    • Zoning information[13] is available.
  • Contracts
    • City of Oklahoma City’s bids and RFPs are posted.[14]
  • Audits
    • Financial audits are available.[15]
    • Audits are archived to 2002.
  • Public records
    • Information on public records is available.[16]
    • Public records fees[17] and water rates[18] are posted.
  • Taxes
    • Local tax rates, including sales tax and hotel/ motel taxes, along with monthly collection reports are posted.[19]
  • Lobbying

The bad

  • Lobbying
    • Contracts with lobbyists and membership dues to lobbying organizations are not disclosed.

See Also

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