OKC Civic Life for Monday, April 29, 2019
Airport parking to get facelift
With parking rates set to rise, Will Rogers World Airport has released improvement plans for the next five years. Included are:
• A new lot, adding to the 6,900 spaces currently available. A 2016 study recommended the new surface lot have 1,700 spaces. Plans are for them to be covered.
• A new cell phone lot with easier entrance and exit.
• Renovation of the elevator in Garage A, the two-story garage closest to the terminal.
• Resurfacing the three current surface lots.
• Waterproofing and other repairs in the five-story Garages B and C.
Comparing airport parking rates
The daily rate is slated to increase to $12 next month for the covered parking in Garages B and C at Will Rogers World Airport. Here is how other airports compare, according to figures from the airports' home pages.
• Tampa, Florida, International, $18 per day.
• Salt Lake City, Utah, International, $32 per day.
• Eppley Airfield, Omaha, Nebraska, $16 per day.
• San Antonio, Texas, International, $14 per day.
Tweet of the week
Alleged victims demand investigation into OU Title IX office (by @adam_wk)
— @NewsOK. Follow coverage of controversy surrounding the tenure of former University of Oklahoma President David Boren and current President James Gallogly at NewsOK.com and in The Oklahoman.
Briefly: Voter roll cleanup, Survivor Tree
• 16,679 individuals were removed from Oklahoma County voter rolls in April's cleanup. Lists of registered voters are updated every two years under state law; statewide more than 88,000 inactive names were deleted.
• A marker will explain the significance of the Survivor Tree planted this month at Scissortail Park, the new MAPS 3 downtown park. The parks foundation is giving another Survivor Tree to Tulsa's riverfront park, Gathering Place.
Mayor David Holt and the eight city council members attended last week's meeting.
The Oklahoma City Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave., for introduction of the 2019-20 budget. Transit, fire and police budget proposals will be reviewed. The meeting is open to the public.
William Crum, staff writer, email@example.com Twitter: @williamcrum