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History of MAPS

Information compiled by John Estus and Michael Kimball, The Oklahoman

Maps 3 articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma City names new municipal courts administrator

    William Crum | Updated: Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Oklahoma City has named a new municipal courts administrator to replace Stacey Davis, who resigned in June after being put on paid leave pending investigation of what officials termed a "personnel matter." LaShawn Thompson has been the courts' interim assistant administrator since...

  • Oklahoma City panel moves forward on MAPS 3 park plan

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    Plans for a 3-acre park in downtown Oklahoma City to capture rainwater have been approved by the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board

  • Oklahoma County jail vote likely will have to wait

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Tuesday it appeared likely the deadline for calling an election would pass without further action. Asked whether a vote is off the table, District 3 Commissioner Ray Vaughn replied, "I would say so."

  • Weather slowed down fixing potholes in Oklahoma City roads

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Oklahoma City's goal of filling potholes within three days of receiving a report took a beating as rains fell in May and persisted into June, Public Works Director Eric Wenger told the city council.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    William Crum: #OKC Boxscore is a weekly look at Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • MAPS 4: New generation bids for quality of life investments in Oklahoma City

    By William CrumStaff Writerwcrum@Oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Aug 17, 2015

    Developer Jonathan Dodson, 35, spoke in generational terms when he introduced MAPS 4 Neighborhoods to the Oklahoma City Council earlier this month.

  • OKC's sales tax falls short of its budget target

    By William Crum Staff Writerwcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Aug 11, 2015

    Counting last month's shortfall, Oklahoma City was about $846,000 behind what was expected to open the fiscal year, Budget Director Doug Dowler said. Year-over-year sales tax growth was 0.6 percent; 2.9 percent was expected for the first two months of the fiscal year.



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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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