Metropolitan Area Projects was a pitch by city leaders for a variety of public projects to boost economic development and quality of life in Oklahoma City. Read more ...

History of MAPS

Information compiled by John Estus and Michael Kimball, The Oklahoman

Maps 3 articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • MAPS 3: Picking up the pace with more projects under construction

    William Crum | Updated: Wed, Feb 3, 2016

    Advisory boards are busy as more Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3, as the shift from design to construction accelerates. Here's a summary of the latest developments. Projects are built debt-free, financed by the 1-cent MAPS 3 sales tax approved by voters in 2009. Recommendations...

  • OKC's economic outlook is tied to other I-35 cities, global markets

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Feb 2, 2016

    An Oklahoma City University economist says that the city has much in common with Texas cities along interstate.

  • American Indian Cultural Center and Museum tweaks prompt cool reception by state officials

    By Rick Greenand William Crum Staff Writers | Updated: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    Oklahoma City has six weeks to decide whether to accept the state Legislature’s proposal to have the city operate the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Feb 1, 2016

    William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a look back, and a look ahead, at the week in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • MAPS 3: Oklahoma City has deal for Blue Dot Autos lot

    William Crum | Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2016

    Owner Jesse Del Valle has agreed to sell the Blue Dot Autos car lot at 700 S Robinson Ave. to Oklahoma City for $450,000. The car lot property is slated to be acquired for the MAPS 3 convention center complex. The city council is expected to give its OK to the deal...

  • Q&A: Prospects for the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City

    William Crum | Updated: Fri, Jan 29, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Council must decide in the next six weeks whether to accept the Oklahoma Legislature's terms for completing and opening the stalled American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. The Legislature has proposed that Oklahoma City taxpayers assume responsibility and risk...

  • New one-year police contract ratified by Oklahoma City Council

    William Crum | Updated: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Council has ratified a new one-year contract with Lodge 123 of the Fraternal Order of Police. Officers are getting a 1.66 percent across-the-board raise, retroactive to July 1. Officers' health insurance premiums were to go up Jan. 1, as were health costs for other city...



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MAPS: The Vote


MAPS 3

Election Day: Dec. 8, 2009
Who voted: 75,421 Oklahoma City residents
The result: The sales tax initiative passed with 54 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included eight projects, and voting yes or no meant the voter was voting for or against all of them at once.

MAPS

Election Day: Dec. 14, 1993
Who voted: 60,129 Oklahoma City residents
The result: The sales tax initiative passed with about 54 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included nine projects. Much like the MAPS 3 ballot, a yes vote was for all the projects, while a no vote was against all the projects.

MAPS for KIDS

Election day: Nov. 13, 2001
Who voted: 60,855 Oklahoma City residents voted on the sales tax initiative, and 34,318 residents within the Oklahoma City Public School District voted on the bond issue.
The result: The sales tax initiative and bond issue passed, with each getting about 61 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included closure of 21 schools, seven new schools, at least $1 million in renovations at every other school, academic reforms and money for neighboring school districts.

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