Longtime challenges, dreams, adddressed with OKC’s MAPS 4

Sixteen projects, 75% aimed at addressing stubborn social issues for our community, others consisting of arena and stadium investment and yet others representing some interesting opportunities to take on other long-nagging economic development challenges.

The MAPS 4 resolution to be voted on Tuesday by the Oklahoma City Council is very, very different from the one drafted a decade ago for MAPS 3. As with the MAPS 3 resolution, the new plan is the city council’s commitment to specified projects if voters on Dec. 10 approve the one-cent sales tax.

But there was no digging into details on the MAPS 3 resolution, which was less than one-page long. It listed a brief summary of each project, funding, and that was it. This time, led by Mayor David Holt, the list spans 10 pages, and it’s been quite a read since it was released Friday afternoon.

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