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About The Proposal

(Printable Info Sheet)

Oklahoma City has made remarkable progress due to MAPS, and people the world over are taking notice. Indeed, things like having the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, a stable housing market, the new Devon Tower, new and updated public school facilities all over the metro, a diverse economic base, Bricktown as we know it today, and our very own NBA team would not be possible without the investment we the voters have made with the MAPS initiatives. We have already received a ten-fold return on our initial $356 million investment. All totaled, MAPS has spurred roughly $5 billion in total capital investment in OKC.

Perhaps more importantly, we are once again proud to call Oklahoma City home. But the momentum our city is experiencing can never be regained once it is lost. We have an unprecedented chance to show the world that Oklahoma City will continue to be a vibrant city with an eye to the future -- that Oklahoma City is a place where a spirit of partnership among citizens, the business community, elected officials and neighborhood leaders prevails and works together for the common good.

A YES vote for the new MAPS proposal will continue the MAPS and MAPS for Kids legacy. It will create jobs, promote economic growth and private investment, raise our quality of life, and make OKC a better, healthier, more sustainable place for us and for our children. And it will NOT increase the tax rate.

Don't take our city's future for granted. Vote YES on Dec. 8 to keep OKC moving.

There are 8 projects included in the new MAPS proposal:

  • A new, approximately 70-acre world-class destination park (more)
  • A new rail-based streetcar system, plus potential funding for other rail transit initiatives, such as commuter lines and a transit hub (more)
  • A new downtown convention center (more)
  • Sidewalks to be placed on major streets and near facilities used by the public throughout the City (more)
  • 57 miles of new public bicycling and walking trails throughout the City (more)
  • Improvements to the Oklahoma River, including a public whitewater kayaking facility and upgrades intended to achieve the finest rowing racecourse in the world (more)
  • State-of-the-art health and wellness aquatic centers throughout the City designed for senior citizens (more)
  • Improvements to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds (more)

The new MAPS proposal calls for a seven-year, nine-month one-cent sales tax that will maintain the Oklahoma City sales tax rate where it currently stands. Oklahoma City’s sales tax rate is one of the lowest of all municipalities in central Oklahoma. If approved, the collection of the sales tax will commence on April 1, 2010, the day after the conclusion of the sports facilities sales tax collection that voters approved in March, 2008. The MAPS for Kids sales tax collection lasted seven years.

The estimated total cost of the initiative is $777 million. That total cost includes $17 million in contingency funds.

The creation of previous MAPS packages were inclusive for their time, created through committees or by elected City leaders, but technology allowed this initiative to be molded by the people of Oklahoma City through the most inclusive process to date. In 2007, Mayor Cornett announced the launch of www.MAPS3.org, which for four months conducted a “call for ideas” open to all citizens.

The MAPS concept is unique to many in city government, because instead of incurring debt, we pay for the projects out of our cash flow so tax dollars go to the projects instead of paying for bonds.

See more about the components of the new MAPS proposal on our new Video Center page.

See ballot / resolution.

For more information, see Oklahoma City's website: www.okc.gov/maps3.



 

Join the Coalition!

  • Bricktown Association
  • Greater Oklahoma City Metro Hotel Association
  • OKC Beautiful
  • American Institute of Architects - Central OK Chapter
  • Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma
  • Downtown OKC Inc
  • Oklahoma City All Sports Association
  • Triathlon Club of OKC (TRI-OKC)
  • Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
  • Olympic Sports Engagement Committee
  • 2012: Friends of the Oklahoma River
  • OnTrac
  • Modern Transit Project
  • Oklahoma City Asian District Association
  • Capitol Hill Main Street
  • Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association
  • Oklahoma Transit Association
  • Downtown Club of Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City University
  • The Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park
  • Oklahoma State Fair, Inc.
  • Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma - Building Chapter
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Oklahoma City
  • Oklahoma City Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association
  • Oklahoma City Trails Advisory Committee
  • OKC Velo Club
  • South Oklahoma City Chamber
  • Arts Council of Oklahoma City
  • Commercial Real Estate Council (CREC) of Oklahoma City
  • The Northwest Chamber
  • Stockyards City Main Street
  • Oklahoma Bicycle Society
  • Automobile Alley
  • Myriad Gardens Foundation
  • Sierra Club - Cimarron Group
  • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) - Oklahoma Chapter
  • Oklahoma Fit Kids Coalition
  • Plaza District Association
  • Alliance for Public Transportation
  • Hispanic Action Coalition
  • Nuestra Comunidad Spanish / English Newspaper
  • Capitol Chamber of Commerce
  • YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City
  • Block 42 Owners Association
  • Urban Neighbors
  • Oklahoma Building and Trades Council
  • Bricklayers & Allied Craft workers Local 5
  • Electrical Workers Local 1141
  • Elevator Constructors Local 63
  • Insulators Local 94
  • Ironworkers Local 48
  • Laborers Local 107
  • Operating Engineers Local 627
  • Painters Local 807
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 344
  • Roofers Local 143
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 124
  • Sprinkler Fitters Local 669
  • Dustin Sadler
  • Jill Adler
  • Casey C. Harness
  • Ernest Abrogar
  • Rob Anderson
  • Michael Kennedy
  • Aaron M. Arnall
  • Alonzo J. Adams
  • Keith McKinney
  • Ronald D. Payne
  • Gene Goforth
  • Matthew Mclarty
  • Casey Cornett
  • Joe Bosley
  • Jason D. Brown
  • Mary Blankenship Pointer
  • Michael Morrison
  • Boldt Construction
  • Judy Hatfield
  • Sharon Freeny
  • Schnake Turnbo Frank | PR
  • Timberlake Construction Co., Inc.
  • Dustin Gabus
  • Joey Allen
  • King's Limousine & Private Jet
  • Allen Brown
  • Bryan Newell
  • Devery and Karen Youngblood
  • Ronald Zawisza
  • Corbin See
  • JHBR Architecture, Inc.
  • Elena Listen
  • Midwest Wrecking Co
  • Leslie V. Batchelor
  • Cy Perkins
  • Jeff Click Homes
  • Midwest Housing Equity Group, Inc.
  • Kenyon Morgan
  • Jason Black
  • Hans and Torrey Butzer
  • Trina Kopacka Morrison
  • 308 Design Collaborative
  • Ani Dominguez
  • Mark Bledsoe
  • Wheeler Dealer Bicycle Shop
  • Matthew Woodson
  • Sara Cowan of Deluxe Indie Craft Bazaar
  • Tristan Shutt
  • John Roy
  • Michael Hinchey
  • gsb-inc architects
  • Kresta Logan
  • Tony Cancemi
  • Cindy Mason
  • Caitlan Russell
  • Walter R. Floyd
  • Lenice Keim
  • Mary Jo Hope
  • Joanna DeMoe
  • Midtown Deli
  • Jeff Napoliello
  • Mark Pogemiller
  • Clayton and Marnie Taylor
  • Robert Mercer
  • Cynde and Kenny Holloway
  • Doug Dowler
  • Rodney Hall
  • Kurtis Johnson
  • Jim Rogers
  • Jamie Martin
  • Traci Bentley
  • James Bentley
  • Matthew Allen
  • True Wallace
  • Caroline Mathis
  • Blake Jackson
  • Jeri Montgomery
  • Mark S. Beck
  • T.J. Harrison II
  • Frank Miskovsky IV
  • Harold and Sheila Patterson
  • Caleb Hill
  • Adrienne Burden
  • Lester L. Cowden III DDS
  • Greg Fox
  • Jane Garner
  • Jessica and Patrick Ockershauser
  • Nathan & Patricia Berry
  • Bradley Wynn
  • Brandon Rader
  • Ryan Einer
  • Zach Gilliam
  • Stephen Roberts
  • Daniel Theisen
  • Richard Bruner
  • Margaret Dawkins
  • Hugh and Timi Burch
  • Dr. Dodge and Lori Hill
  • Chris Lambert
  • Joe Cornforth
  • Brian Bogert
  • Steve Vaughan
  • Jane Kirton
  • Matt Marcacci
  • David Tedford
  • J.L. "Bart" Bartholomew
  • Peacock Restaurant
  • Frank Miskovsky IV
  • Christiane Faris
  • John and Shanne Cochran
  • Marty and Tiffany Lawson
  • David Shipman
  • Nancy Kitchen
  • Nan Graham
  • Zachary Carrel
  • W. Craig Henry
  • David K. and Toni R. Ragsdale
  • Lyn M. Campbell
  • Dana & Deanne Summers
  • Houston Smith
  • Scott Sanders
  • Thomas Ishmael
  • Damon Hayes-Milligan
  • Christy Hanna
  • Dr. J. Mark Felton
  • Drew Hill
  • Sonny Wilkinson
  • John Wilkinson
  • Blair Summers
  • David & Mona Hedrick
  • Atlee Hickerson
  • Andy Mahbubani/GQ Fashions
  • Lindsay Alyea
  • Ben Housley
  • Levi Dobrinski
  • Dennis Wells
  • Steve Roberts
  • Lambert Dunn
  • AllTec Computers
  • Chris White
  • Titus Construction
  • Todd Lynes
  • Arbor Glen Apartments
  • Fuller Miller Construction
  • The Grant Group
  • Corann Zimmerman
  • Clay Hubbard
  • Gian Santoro
  • Ken and Lindy Adams
  • John and Donna Fink
  • Callie Lawrence
  • John Ricardo
  • Nate Ison
  • Jeff Groves
  • Rachel Hageman-Grose, Realtor
  • Danny K. Houck
  • Phillip A Reed
  • Karel Ford
  • Zora Braun
  • Ron Hooper
  • Melissa Hyatt
  • ...and more! Join today!

DID YOU KNOW?
MAPS is one of the most aggressive and successful public-private partnerships ever undertaken in the U.S. The original MAPS ($363 million) spurred over $3 billion in private investment.

DID YOU KNOW?
MAPS for Kids was the first-ever partnership between a city and local school districts.

DID YOU KNOW?
The new MAPS proposal will NOT raise taxes from current levels.