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The citizens in Canadian County who live in Oklahoma City also are really sensitive to — do we really care about them or do we only care about people in, quote, downtown, unquote. This would seem to possibly add fuel to that argument, which is an invalid argument, because we obviously do care.”

— Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee, commenting on plans for an Oklahoma County Criminal Justice Advisory Council. McAtee said Canadian County was not included in the council despite “tremendous” growth in parts of the county that are within the Oklahoma City limits. City Manager Jim Couch said the “urgent” focus was on Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County but “it doesn’t mean this couldn’t be broadened in the future.” Ward 1 Councilman James Greiner noted the long-troubled Oklahoma County jail “is the backdrop on all this dummy