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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: MAPS timeline

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2013

    A look at the progression of projects from the passage of the first MAPS tax to completion of the downtown library 11 years later.

  • MAPS gave Millennials a reason to stay in Oklahoma City

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2013

    Urban living, as reflected in popular media, became more desirable as Oklahoma City's downtown became more livable.

  • “Music Man” still sings Oklahoma City's praise

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2013

    Rick Horrow played key role in driving MAPS support.

  • Architect Rand Elliott: MAPS spurred Oklahoma City's revitalization

    BY RAND ELLIOTT | Published: Sun, Dec 8, 2013

    Twenty years ago, MAPS was conceived as a problem-solving exercise. Along the way, it became something much bigger. MAPS generated a new energy in our community, an enthusiasm and excitement about what we are and an incredible sense of pride and accomplishment. Mayor Ron Norick led the charge...

  • Former Oklahoman editor Ed Kelley: OKC taxpayers are authors of Thunder's feel-good story

    BY ED KELLEY | Published: Sun, Dec 8, 2013

    On a recent trip to Taipei, a native Oklahoman was chatting with a senior government official after giving a speech focused on trade and related matters. Instead the Taiwanese host wanted to talk basketball — specifically a game the Thunder played against the NBA franchise from our nation's...

  • MAPS changed face, attitude of Oklahoma City

    BY RON NORICK | Updated: Mon, Dec 2, 2013

    A guest column by former Mayor Ron Norick.

  • City's entertainment renaissance is born

    BY STEVE LACKMEYER Business Writer slackmeyer@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 8, 2013

    Civic Center Music Hall renovation and new arena attract stars to Oklahoma 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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