Training required for municipal officials

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 12:57 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Leaders in Oklahoma's cities and towns are going to class to learn how to do their job.

A state law that took effect earlier this month gives newly elected officials 12 months from the day they took their oath of office to take eight hours of instruction about city government.

Senate Bill 587 requires newly elected officials to attend an institute for municipal officials conducted by the Oklahoma Municipal League.

The required curriculum includes municipal budget requirements, the Oklahoma Open Meeting Act, the Oklahoma Open Records Act, ethics, conflicts of interest and purchasing procedures.

Training sessions have been scheduled by the municipal league in Guymon in December, in Enid and Tulsa in January and in Oklahoma City in March.