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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

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, April 20, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

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

  • OKC rallied through its tears

    By Steve Lackmeyer, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    A look back at the remarkable pace of downtown development since the Murrah Building bombing 20 years ago in Oklahoma City.

  • Firefighters approve new contract

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Apr 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City firefighters have approved a new contract with the city, union officials said. If accepted by the city, the deal would bring across-the-board pay raises of a little less than 1 percent.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, April 13, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

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

  • Oklahoma City sales tax collections dip for April

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff writer | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    The latest sales tax revenue figures contribute to a mixed picture of the Oklahoma City metro area’s economy. Unemployment is lower, but so are earnings.

  • Oklahoma City Councilman Pat Ryan retires after 10 years

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    In 10 years on the Oklahoma City Council, Pat Ryan played key roles in promoting economic development.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, April 6, 2015

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

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



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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.

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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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