Bond issues, sales tax and court clerk race highlight Tuesday election in Oklahoma City metro area

Throughout the state, runoff elections will be decided from the June primary, including the winner-take-all runoff between Charles Key and Tim Rhodes for Oklahoma County court clerk.
BY MEGAN ROLLAND mrolland@opubco.com Published: August 26, 2012
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His opposition has labeled Rhodes an office lackey who has served too long in a liberal setting under Presley, a Democrat.

Del City sales tax

Del City is asking voters to renew a 1.5 percent sales tax that would be used to fund a new Del City Metropolitan Library, a female veterans memorial project in Patriot Park, a sports complex, a public works administration building, street repairs and new vehicles for police and public works.

The sales tax previously had been used to construct the fire and police stations, and City Hall. It is set to expire, and sales tax in the area will decrease if voters don't approve the renewal.

Norman bond issue

Norman voters will have to decide whether they want a $42.6 million general obligation bond package that would increase property taxes by about $36 a year for a home valued at $100,000.

The money would go toward paying the city's portion of eight transportation related projects. The projects will improve two bridges and six arterial streets, alleviating traffic and flooding issues.