Oklahoma City voters authorized elected leaders to raise and spend an estimated $1.5 billion over the next decade for municipal needs — primarily public safety and streets — in the Sept. 12 election. Here’s a rundown on the winning margins:
Quarter-cent sales tax increase for public safety: 52.3 percent. 27-month extension of 1-cent MAPS sales tax for street resurfacing: 56.1 percent.
Streets bond, for rehabbing and widening streets: 72.1 percent. Bridge reconstruction and replacement: 73.4 percent. Traffic signals, related improvements: 64.1 percent. Economic development, affordable housing: 54.8 percent. Parks, recreation centers, playing fields, golf clubhouses: 60.3 percent. Library construction, renovation: 61.3 percent. Civic Center Music Hall renovations: 53 percent. Transit, including new buses: 60.5 percent. Maintenance facility, data center, archives facility: 59 percent. Drainage, flood control: 69.1 percent. Downtown arena renovations: 50.7 percent. Police training facilities, helicopter hangar: 68.7 percent. Fire training facilities, new fire stations: 71.5 percent.
There were 44,000 votes cast in the 2017 bond and sales tax election. Turnout was 14.3 percent.