The MAPS logo represents each of the nine elements of MAPS: the new AT&T Bricktown Ballpark, renovation of the Myriad (now Cox Convention Center), improvements at the state fairgrounds, the Bricktown Canal, a new Library/Learning Center, new trolleys, a near-rebuilding of the Civic Center Music Hall, improvements to the North Canadian River, and construction of the Ford Center.
It is believed Oklahoma City is the first city in the country to undertake a public facility enhancement project of this size.
MAPS was funded by a temporary one-cent sales tax approved by city voters in December 1993, and later extended an additional six months. The tax expired on July 1, 1999. During the 66 months it was in effect, over $309 million was collected. In addition, the deposited tax revenue earned about $54 million in interest. That's being used for MAPS construction, too.
The Mayor appointed a mandated 21-member citizen oversight board shortly after voters approved the projects. The board reviews project components including financing and site location and then makes recommendations to the City Council. The MAPS board led the public review process for the MAPS Master Plan which the Council approved on February 14, 1995. The board was dissolved on June 22, 2004.
Day to day operations are handled by the MAPS office, whose staff members are all City employees.