More details needed before April vote
Editor, The Transcript: On Tuesday, the city council will consider taking to a vote of the people an extension of the public safety sales tax in April. The current proposal centers on a 10-year extension of the half-cent tax. An April ...
Arriving on time: 2014
Editor, The Transcript: Can you really believe it? Twenty-fourteen in finally nigh. As we were just ambling along, A whole year was whizzing by. There’s plenty that needs doing, If we do a check of the list....
My Christmas miracle
Editor, The Transcript: An Appreciation of our Firemen Station No. 2 Early Christmas Eve, around 7 p.m., my refrigerator (which had made other noises months before and was an old one) made a much louder, continuous noise and awoke me from ...
We must defend our rights to vote
Editor, The Transcript: A special election was held Nov. 12 for Norman’s Water Reclamation Improvement Project. More than 60,000 voters were qualified to vote, but, sadly, only 9 percent voted. Citizens who fail to vote allow small groups ...
Let’s settle the debate (part of it)
Editor, The Transcript: Having had more time to sit down and reflect upon the Public Safety Sales Tax (PSST I), with its past accomplishments and its much debated future machination, I, on behalf of the Norman firefighters, would like to ...
Thank you, Norman
Editor, The Transcript: Since 2012, with your support, The Norman Philharmonic has: 1) Commissioned a symphony, “Forward,” by Libby Larsen, for the city of Norman; 2) Commissioned a song for our city, “The Norman Anthem;” 3) Brought in ...
Dinner was a success
Editor, The Transcript: They came — men, women, children and babes in arms — streaming into the Norman High School Commons on Christmas morning around 11, forming two lines that extended out into the cold, waiting to be served a ...
Editor, The Transcript: Recently, I sent a letter objecting to the announced intention of the director of Mary Abbott House, Clint Williams, to run for city council, because I envisioned a number of conflicts of interest that could ...
Public Safety Sales Tax not the way to reward city employees
Editor, The Transcript: Having a great deal of respect for Mr. Metscher, does not preclude me from profoundly disagreeing with him on his recent letter concerning the Public Safety Sales Tax (PSST). Speaking as the lone councilmember who ...
The buck stops where?
Editor, The Transcript: Having worked for businesses for over 35 years, and having experienced layoffs, long hours, sacrifices and uncertainties about the future, it is ingrained in me that one is responsible for their actions and that ...
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