Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2014
Sen. David Holt
Statement by Sen. David Holt regarding American
Indian Cultural Center and Museum
Holt, R-Oklahoma City, released the following statement today
regarding the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
“Some years ago, in its infinite wisdom, the State began
a project in Oklahoma City, my community, our capital city, where
two interstates intersect. That project is the American Indian Cultural
Center & Museum. After four years of difficult negotiation and
compromise, the Senate passed an extremely reasonable solution to
the challenge of completing that project. That solution included
$40 million in non-State donations and no tax dollars. Now, despite
that, it appears there will not be a resolution this session.
“If this result is allowed to stand, I believe it would be
appropriate for the people of Oklahoma to question our competency.
No one should beat their chests over a perceived victory. The State
still has an $80 million problem on the Oklahoma River, in our capital
city, at the most prominent location in my community.
“Hope springs eternal, or at least until Sine Die, but if
this result stands, it will haunt my community for years, and it
should haunt the legacy of those in this building who could have
done something about it.”
For more information, contact:
Sen. Holt: (405) 521-5636