Tuesday, OKC votes on Mayor Cornett’s plan for the city’s future. The ballot includes a $967.4 million bond referendum as well as two sales tax propositions to address safety and streets.
Oklahoma City voters could deliver a $730.5 million investment for roads through a combination of proposed sales and property taxes
The race for Oklahoma City’s next mayor began to take shape after Mayor Mick Cornett’s February announcement that he would not seek a fifth term in office. Within days, State Sen. David Holt, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan and political newcomer Marina Mangiaracina declared their interest. Those three remain as the field’s only public entrants…
The bond referendum and MAPS projects would fund further infrastructure and capital improvement projects in OKC.
Task force members are searching for a consultant to create a proposal for transit authority operations, and voters will decide how it will be funded.
“Connection is the key,” Ward 7 Councilman John Pettis Jr. said.
Chain Reaction Ministries refurbishes bicycles and offers dependable transportation to OKC’s homeless.
Jason Ferbrache, EMBARK city transit director, said the increase in various forms of non-car transportation also gives OKC’s central business district more transit options.
Cities in the metro have banded together and formed a regional transit authority, a step toward a future integrated commuter transit system.
As the city spends over $18 million on new sidewalks across Oklahoma City, Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid has requested that some of the funds be used for concrete pads for dedicated bus shelters.