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Oklahoma City voters passed two sales tax proposals, including a permanent quarter-cent hike to fund city operations, specifically the salaries of new police officers and fire fighters. | Photo Garett Fisbeck

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

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

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.

Damaged roads on North Classen Boulevard, Thursday, July 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Sept. 12’s election will include propositions for improvements to infrastructure

Oklahoma City voters could deliver a $730.5 million investment for roads through a combination of proposed sales and property taxes

Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman, Ed Shadid, during the recent debate concerning panhandleing, 12-8-15, at City Hall in Downtown OKC.  (Mark Hancock)

As the Oklahoma City Council prepares sales tax and bond propositions, conversations continue about how best to spend the funds

Some want the money to fund infrastructure improvements, and others believe the money should go to schools.

Ralph Ellison Library, Thursday, April 20, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

OKC voters could go to the polls in September to vote on a bond referendum and a possible MAPS tax

The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.

Georgie Rasco, executive director of The Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma, poses for a photo, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Neighborhood improvement projects could be listed in a 2017 bond proposal

“No one knows more about the neighborhoods than the citizens,” said Kristy Yager, City of Oklahoma City public information director.

A pot hole on N.W. 36th Street causes traffic to veer left to keep from hitting it, near the First Christian (Egg) Church.  mh

OKC residents are most concerned about the state of city streets

The 2016 City of Oklahoma City Citizen Survey shows OKC residents have consistently worried about driving conditions and travel infrastructure.

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Commentary: Spending to reduce debt

I want to agree with Oklahoma Gazette Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Chancellor’s May 14 statement on public radio that Oklahoma City’s investments in infrastructure help level the playing field between rich and poor. The MAPS accomplishments are revitalizing OKC, now the envy of hundreds of American cities. True, most improvements benefitted our downtown and the bankers and

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