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Council to consider jail proposal

Proposals to make the city jail an independent department and revisions to create savings in the public safety complex construction project will top the agenda when the City Council meets today.

The session — the first for Mayor Stan Booker and Ward 1 Councilwoman Mary Ann Hankins, and without City Manager Jerry Ihler — will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Lawton City Hall, Southwest 9th and C.

The proposal from Ward 8 Councilman Randy Warren would give city staff permission to continue exploring the idea of making the city jail its own department with its own supervisor. Now, the jail is a division of Lawton Police Department and works under its administrators.

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