15 June 2005
Paul paid; Peter waits
Midwest City borrowed $30 million from the city's Hospital Authority to cover some of the costs of the ongoing redevelopment of SE 29th Street. The transaction drew a court challenge, which got all the way to the state Supreme Court, who ordered an election, since the Midwest City charter specifies that hospital funds can be spent only on the hospital (imagine that), unless the electorate should choose otherwise.
The electorate did choose otherwise; voters gave nearly 3 to 1 approval to the fund reallocation yesterday.
The old Target store at 7601 East Reno Target is moving to the new 29th Street reportedly will end up in the hands of Midwest Regional Hospital, to be used as a clinic; I assume that this is a wholly-unrelated deal.