•City officials said the improvements will also make it easier for the Ford Center to compete with other venues in the region for events like the Big 12 basketball tournaments, NCAA basketball regionals and concerts.
•If the proposal is approved but the NBA decides not to locate a team here by June of 2009, the practice facility would not be built and the tax would last 12 months instead of 15.
If voters reject the proposal:
•Cornett and others have said there is no plan B for funding the improvements, and that Oklahoma City will not get an NBA team.
•The MAPS for Kids sales tax will expire at midnight Dec. 31. Unless voters pass another sales tax initiative before then, the tax rate will go down 1 cent beginning Jan. 1, 2009.
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