Edmond Lawmaker Sees Bright Future

Feb 21, 2009
In The News

I had the pleasure of speaking with U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, on Wednesday when he was in town for an Edmond Chamber of Commerce reception.

Lucas said despite a sour economy he believes "Edmond is and has the potential to continue to be, the engine of economic growth.”

While he was in town, Lucas visited the state Bureau of Investigation’s new Edmond crime lab, the Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport and the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority’s new facility.

Lucas said he would have written the president’s economic stimulus bill differently, but he won’t argue there are some items in it that will ultimately benefit Edmond and Oklahoma.
Anytime one of our representatives are in town, let me encourage you to attend the meeting and share your thoughts and concerns.

They need to hear from you and me.

Neighborhood summit

Don’t forget the Edmond Neighborhood Summit is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at the Multi-Activity Center in Mitch Park, 2733 Marilyn Williams Drive.

One of the seven presenters is Larry Stein, chief deputy of the Oklahoma County assessor.
He’ll show you how to use the county assessor’s Web site to find information about your property, or how to explore home sales in any neighborhood in Oklahoma County.

We all want to know more about our property taxes, and Stein can show you how to quickly find that information on the Web site.

What Edmond needs

Here’s an e-mail from one of our readers, Stefanie Fields, in response to my question Edmond needs a __.

She wrote, "Edmond needs an east-west thoroughfare. We live on the northwest side of Edmond and it’s a major pain to get to a highway.

"The roads that are more than two lanes all have multiple stops signs and lights, especially Second Street. What happened to the Covell thoroughfare project?

"Edmond also needs a nonsmoking policy for all indoor spaces and a Zio’s and another Chick-fil-A on the northwest side somewhere,” she wrote.

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