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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

  • Former deputy files for Oklahoma County clerk

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    She was the only candidate to file Thursday for a county office, after seven filed on Wednesday.

  • Suit calls OKC panhandling ordinance too broad

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the ordinance Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

  • Candidates file for Oklahoma County offices

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Apr 14, 2016

    Two members of the Oklahoma Legislature were among seven candidates who filed for Oklahoma County offices Wednesday, on the first day of this week’s three-day filing period.

  • Oklahoma City Council emergency response update focuses on mosquitoes, Zika

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Apr 13, 2016

    A study published last month said weather is favorable in June, July and August in Oklahoma City for medium-to-high abundance of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can transmit the Zika virus.

  • Oklahoma City sales tax increases in April

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Apr 12, 2016

    Sales tax collections in Oklahoma City rebounded for April with the Oklahoma Tax Commission check up 6.5 percent. The April sales tax check reflects the pace of economic activity in the last two weeks of February and first two weeks of March.

  • Oklahoma City, developers tussle over fees for new construction

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

    Doug Tapp, executive director of Associated General Contractors, told the Oklahoma City Council at a public hearing March 29 that his group's research indicated the proposed development impact fees would exceed those charged elsewhere.

  • 'Quiet zone' crossing upgrades to begin in downtown Oklahoma City

    William Crum | Updated: Tue, Apr 5, 2016

    Street and drainage work necessary to create a downtown railroad "quiet zone" is expected to begin this month and be finished by September. The city council approved a $944,695 contract with Connelly Paving Co. for the work.  Five crossings are being closed and safety...



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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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