“We originally had decided … that formalizing that 50 percent capacity on game days would be the best way to protect students, protect Norman residents who also want to go out and participate in activities on game day and also to protect the businesses and the employees of those businesses,” Bierman said. On Sept. 15, Unite Norman, the organization behind the campaign to recall mayor Breea Clark and four other city council members, released a cease and desist letter asking Ward 1 Councilmember Kate Bierman to abandon her decision to “dox” the people who signed their names on the recall petition. Support independent journalism serving OU. Jordan Hayden is a journalism junior and a senior news reporter at The Daily. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. to limit bars and restaurants to 75 percent capacity for OU home game days. Also on Sept. 10, Norman recorded its second-highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases, with 109 new cases reported. Click here to link to the article at The Oklahoman. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. During Tuesday’s meeting, the councilmembers had back-and-forth discussions that led to the amendment’s final form. Bierman also said without this keyword PDF, it is impossible for some residents to even check this. journalism is worth and how to fund the civic good that robust news organizations can generate. Editor's note: This story was updated at 12:48 p.m. on Sept. 10 to update the Norman seven-day rolling average of COVID-19 cases to 57.62 and include daily case data from Sept. 10. There was a problem saving your notification. reporter: in norman, city council members kate bierman and sereta wilson created this facebook page just last month asking all who can to join in the effort to help tho who need it. Norman City Council Member Kate Bierman's lawyers respond to Unite Norman cease and desist letter, Support independent journalism serving OU. The amendment up for a vote Tuesday was to formally put the hard language into the ordinance. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism "And considering what has happened in the last 30 days, that is something Norman residents deserve.". Bierman also said that she is trying to be as transparent as possible with this process. faculty, staff and alumni on campus and around the world for more than 100 years? Be Proactive. or anything. Don't Threaten. Norman City Council member Kate Bierman said such behavior "effects the entire community." Then consider helping fund our endeavors. “We are transcribing each name and address on the petition into a keyword-searchable PDF file, because currently to see your name on the handwritten petition, you would have to scroll through each page to find it,” Bierman said. Bierman said the amendment changing capacities 50 to 75 percent effectively raises the occupancy level within these bars and restaurants. “It’s very difficult for service workers to take the time off that they need in order to ensure that they are not sick,” Bierman said. Use the 'Report' link on You have permission to edit this article. faculty, staff and alumni on campus and around the world for more than 100 years? tomorrow by helping launch the careers of media professionals. Bierman said the city council and the Campus Corner Merchants Association had been working together on policies that would allow for reduced capacity indoors while also supporting small businesses.