Oklahoma City voters could deliver a $730.5 million investment for roads through a combination of proposed sales and property taxes
Some want the money to fund infrastructure improvements, and others believe the money should go to schools.
The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.
Mayor Mick Cornett recently announced he will not be seeking re-election, and many have already thrown their names into the ring.
“The only people in the whole mix that say these earthquakes aren’t man-made and not caused by wastewater disposal wells are those directly in the business,” Reid said.
General obligation bonds pay for infrastructure and renovation projects like road resurfacing, improving parks and building public spaces like libraries.
Questions about its economic benefit to the city surround plans for a convention center hotel.
Dallas-based Omni Hotels & Resorts could be selected to build OKC’s convention center hotel.
“I think my interest is going to be the same as everybody’s: We need better streets and sidewalks,” White said.
TIF districts provide city with development dollars and aid urban renewal efforts but leave some skeptical.