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Monday, April 27, 2015

Oxford Board of Aldermen

Let’s get funding worked out for Activity Center

A proposed addition/expansion of the Oxford Activity Center may well be one of the most important projects the city has undertaken in a long time, and we call on city leaders and the community to make sure there is a diligent study made to find the funding for the most inclusive project possible. (April 16, 2015, Page 4)

Neighborhood Code will help protect charm, character of Oxford

We commend city leaders for being proactive with protecting what makes Oxford special by working to implement a Neighborhood Code that would address quality of life issues such as litter in yards, furniture on roofs, cars parked in yards, et cetera. (April 10, 2015, Page 4A)

Past decisions still impacting community

Today’s “Yesterday’s Papers” feature includes three events spanning the past 40 years that are still impacting the LOU community today. That’s why we encourage all to get involved with local events and proposals — because you never know when something is going to be as important as it eventually is. (March 18, 2015, Page 4)

Growth — in a controlled manner

The Oxford Planning Commission and board of aldermen face an ongoing challenge with controlling development and building, and it’s good to see the two working together to evaluate applications from those wishing to build in the LOU community. (February 13, 2015, Page 4A)

It’s simple: slow down on Sisk!

One of the busiest parts of residential Oxford is the area around Sisk Avenue, and local officials are trying to slow down traffic with lots of bikers, pedestrians (and vehicles) in the area. We call on those who travel through that part of town to watch your speed; having to deal with speed humps — a possibility if things don’t get better — is not ideal for anyone. (February 1, 2015, Page 4A)

Here’s hoping for compromise in industrial park project

Differences in city and county codes and regulations could delay or end a project in the county’s industrial park, but we have confidence that city and county officials and leaders will do their best to settle the issues and help the project move forward. (January 7, 2015, Page 4A)

Taxi drivers have to pass what kind of test?

Editor Don Whitten learned that taxi drivers at the San Diego airport can be cited for violating an ordinance that requires them to “smell” pleasant, and wonders how the conversation would go with taxi drivers, police officers and government officials if that were discussed in Oxford. (September 17, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Maralyn Howell Bullion writes to remind everyone that this is Constitution Week and to ring bells at 4 p.m. Wednesday, while Phillipp Maynard writes to question the amount of money allotted to FNC Park in the city’s budget. (September 16, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

John Arrechea writes to give support for changes in Oxford’s tree ordinance that would protect older, larger trees. (February 28, 2014, Page 4A)

Whose job is it to parent our children?

A curfew for youngsters 16 and under. Set by the city. Enforced by the police. What? Editor Don Whitten takes a look at OPD Chief Joey East’s proposal and wonders where the problem really is if the government feels it needs to get involved in parenting. (September 5, 2013, Page 4)

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