Love Your OKC through the power of a penny:
Vote YES for MAPS on December 10
There's no debate: MAPS is the primary driver of Oklahoma City's recent cultural and economic renaissance. MAPS has made our community better in so many ways. It has created new public spaces and tranformative facilities, renovated and brought to life cultural and recreational venues, refurbished our public schools, created new transportation and recreation options, enhanced the physical and economic health of our city, attracted and created new jobs and investment. MAPS provided a basis for a newfound sense of pride of what we are and what we in OKC accomplish together.
Public engagement and conversation around MAPS 4 was enthusiastic. After months of community meetings, idea presentations, website, email and social media suggestions and more, the conversation about what MAPS 4 might look like eventually coalesced around a variety of projects that meet four main identified needs important to continue OKC's renaissance. The 16 MAPS 4 projects address a variety of neighborhood needs, human needs, quality of life projects and job creation, all over our city.
When passed on December 10, all this will be accomplished without raising the sales tax rate. Similar to MAPS 3, MAPS 4 collections will last eight years and will begin on April 1, 2020 when the current temporary Better Streets, Safer City portion of the sales tax ends.
Also similar to previous MAPS programs, a Citizen Advisory Board will provide oversight for the implementation of MAPS 4, with the Board having a similar structure as the MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board.
Time and time again, OKC has proven the power of the penny to address the needs of our community. This set of MAPS 4 projects now presents us with a transformational and potentially life-changing opportunity to extend the scope of capital projects and community enhancements and programs that will improve life for every neighborhood and resident in Oklahoma City. Let's once again come together to keep OKC moving in the right direction and VOTE YES on December 10.