Commentaries

Edmond’s Upcoming Election on Sales Tax

We have two sales tax proposals on the ballot in April. I vote “yes” on the first, and “no” on the second.   The first one is critical to the city’s ongoing wellbeing. A “yes” vote keeps our tax burden the same, and allows us to continue to fund our police, fire, parks, and a […]

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Our Kids, Our Schools

Folks in Edmond are “fightin’ mad,” to use my grandmother’s old phrase. Boundaries are changing inside the Edmond school district, and residents (code word for moms and dads) are not getting answers. The superintendent seems to be the only person willing to answer questions, and the school board is remaining silent (and hidden in the […]

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Give Local

Shop local. It is important – keeps our small retailers in business, allows our sales tax dollars to flow back into Edmond, and funds important city services like police, fire and the cleanup after an ice storm. But have you ever stopped to think about your charitable donations? Do you keep these dollars local? It’s […]

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Edmond and Energy

I am a former banker, and the current president of a financial services firm. Both roles require attention to the trends in our energy industry in Oklahoma. But yesterday as I met with CEO’s of small oil and gas companies, I wondered how $45 a barrel directly affects Edmond. Obviously, low oil and gas prices […]

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Dad

My dad may not live to read this column.  He is a warrior who has been for 23 months fighting a battle with leukemia.  My columns usually focus on local and political events, but this week, all I can think about is dad. I am the product of being raised by a father who lost […]

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