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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's MAPS supports group to run senior center

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jan 28, 2016

    The proposed public-private partnership marks the culmination of a years-long process to create an operations model for the centers. The Oklahoma City council could accept the agreement next week.

  • Oklahoma City panhandling measure to get deeper look

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    Safety of schoolchildren is the primary focus of the proposed additions to the city's "aggressive" panhandling ordinances. Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis and Ward 8 Councilman Mark Stonecipher are the sponsors.

  • Oklahoma City seeks changes in Indian museum proposal

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Jan 26, 2016

    City Manager Jim Couch said Tuesday that Oklahoma City leaders want the Legislature to roll back a revenue-sharing provision and drop plans for a new authority that would oversee state-issued bonds.

  • #OKC Boxscore for Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Published: Mon, Jan 25, 2016

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

  • Cornett among mayors caught by surprise as demonstrator interrupts press conference in Washington, D.C.

    William Crum | Updated: Wed, Jan 20, 2016

    Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett was among mayors interrupted by a Black Lives Matter demonstrator at a press conference Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Cornett is in Washington for the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The mayors’ organization president, Stephanie...

  • OKC council begs the question: Is new panhandling law strict enough?

    By William Crum Staff Writer wcrum@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    The Oklahoma City Council took its first look Tuesday at a proposal to expand panhandling-free zones, with the primary intent of keeping panhandlers away from schoolchildren.

  • Panhandling-free zones expansion set for public hearing before OKC city council

    William Crum | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    Some Oklahoma City Council members are concerned an expansion of panhandling-free zones would hurt Curbside Chronicle, a "street paper" that helps its vendors work their way out of homelessness. The council voted Tuesday to set a public hearing for its next meeting, Jan. 26, on...



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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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