Approvals ranged from 50.7 percent to 73.4 percent for measures in Oklahoma City’s bond, sales tax election

Approvals ranged from 50.7 percent to 73.4 percent for measures in Oklahoma City’s bond, sales tax election

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.

Bond propositions:

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.

Source Article

About The Author

admin