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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 Council awards whitewater park contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Aug 26, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Council’s 5-4 vote means project managers will now try to close a $2.9 million budget gap during construction.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs

  • Satanist turns communion wafer over to Oklahoma City's archbishop

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    The leader of an Oklahoma City satanist group, Adam Daniels, plans to stage a black Mass on Sept. 21 in a small basement theater at the Civic Center. He turned over a consecrated wafer and agreed not to use communion bread in his event. In exchange, the archdiocese agreed to drop a lawsuit filed...

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    The week in review, and the week ahead, in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Whitewater park advances to Oklahoma City council

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Hopes are to begin construction soon, and finish in time to host Olympic trials in 2016.

  • Oklahoma City whitewater park plan moves one step closer

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    An advisory panel recommended Wednesday that Oklahoma City accept a contractor’s offer to build the MAPS 3 whitewater recreation center for $33.4 million, nearly $13.6 million more than anticipated.

  • Oklahoma City Council sets public hearing on water rate increases

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City Council members are set to hear public opinion on water rate increases, upgrades and conservation efforts.



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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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