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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

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

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

  • Insurance executive to seek Oklahoma City Council seat

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Steve Curry serves as chairman of the Oklahoma Election Commission and is the brokerage director at Mass Mutual Oklahoma.

  • Asbestos removal adds to MAPS 3 expo center project costs

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma City MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board on Thursday agreed to increase the State Fair Park expo center budget to account for removal of asbestos from the Travel & Transportation Building, which is set to be demolished starting next week.

  • MAPS 3 streetcar proposals will be weighed in Oklahoma City

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    Oklahoma City advisory committees are receiving updates this week on MAPS 3 projects including the streetcar, senior centers and State Fair Park expo center.

  • Priorities form for whitewater park

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Project managers of the planned MAPS 3 whitewater park on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City say they may soon be able to restore features dropped because of budget concerns.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

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

  • Construction to begin on trail at Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The trail will open more of the nature preserve in northwest Oklahoma City to disabled people.



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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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