OKC mayor-elect David Holt’s job begins April 10, but planning for leading the city through the next four years is well underway.
The MAPS 3 tax is anticipated to sunset with a $28.5 million surplus.
Oklahoma City voters set a course for infrastructure development over the next decade with the passage of two sales tax initiatives and a bond issue.
Last week, the Oklahoma City Council approved an $85.4 million public financing agreement with the luxury hotel chain.
The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.
“The line I use and nobody has ever contested it is, ‘No city in America has come as far as fast as Oklahoma City,’” said Mayor Mick Cornett. “The ballpark was the beginning.”
MAPS 4 Neighborhoods holds town hall meeting in anticipation of MAPS 4 announcement.
Pennington and Dodson believe it is time to listen to neighborhood leaders first, then spend money how each area needs it.
That’s where the Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma comes in. The organization has an online survey inviting people to help prioritize how the MAPS 3 Trails and Sidewalks Subcommittee should allocate $10 million for the construction of sidewalks along major streets. Neighborhood Alliance Executive Director Georgie Rasco said sidewalks are important for beautification, safety and…