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An Uncontested Hike

The Water Bill So it turned out when the agenda places a ‘New Business Item’ within a ‘Special Meeting,’ that business item may not include a public hearing.  Such was the case with the water…


Water Bill Hike

We Missed It Before we get going on the agenda, I’d just like to clarify one thing.  The budget has already been approved, and the council announced it in the usual way.  We just missed…



A More Perfect Lawton

Originally I just posted these as ‘Pillars of Belief’ on my site.  But covering city council agendas and meetings gets dreary (even just a couple of months in, lol) and I feel like not projecting…


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Council Meeting: For Public Safety

The Public Safety Tax If I had to say today’s council meeting was about one thing, it would be the Public Safety Tax (so named to make voters feel safe voting for it?), a temporary…


Where it's at!

Question Your Candidates!

A friend of mine and local resident, Larry Cotton, just shared with me a golden opportunity to impact our city council before it impacts us this election season!  Such opportunities are rare, so check it…


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Agenda Highlights

Agenda Highlights for the City Council Meeting this Tuesday (5/24/16) Let me just preface this with a disclaimer.  When I read the agendas, I’m reading them with a layperson’s perspective.  If I had perfect knowledge…


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Another City Council Meeting

Welcome back, it’s the second biweekly Lawton city council meeting recap!  Last time I dove into the issue of term limits because that seemed to be on everyone’s minds.  Tonight was less controversial, but we’ve…


Agenda Cliffnotes for Ya’ll

Instead of just tweeting during the meeting and blogging afterwards, I’ve decided to give you guys the Agenda highlights beforehand! So here goes… A Water Loan The first ‘big’ thing deals with a debt our…


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Lawton, Welcome to the Lens!

Hello Lawton neighbors! If you’re new to the site and want to know what the Lawton Lens is about, the About only takes a few seconds to check out. If you have a few minutes,…