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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 elections: Oklahoma County commissioners defend seats

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    Incumbents Willa Johnson and Ray Vaughn face challengers Daren Ward and Thomas Parkhurst Jr. in Oklahoma County commissioner races.

  • Oklahoma City community activist to seek council seat

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    James Cooper advocates a “connected” city that offers citizens broad economic opportunities.

  • COATS FOR KIDS

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Firefighters hand out new coats to 600 children at Oklahoma City’s Hillcrest Elementary School.

  • Oklahoma City storm shelter giveaway set

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Oklahoma City has federal money to pay for storm shelters for those who cannot afford them.

  • Interactive art meant to create 'Friendship' in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A gift of the Fred Jones Family Foundation, “Friendship is an addition to the Children’s Garden at Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City.

  • Oklahoma Transportation Department proposes an OKC Boulevard plan aligned with city's goals

    BY WILLIAM CRUM, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    The Oklahoma Transportation Department has chosen a “preferred” design intended to keep commuters moving while creating a respite from urban hustle and bustle at the convergence of two iconic MAPS 3 projects, the new convention center and the new downtown park.

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    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.

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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