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Final citywide 2017 Bond Election workshop set for Tuesday

Post Date:02/22/2017 12:20 PM

The final citywide informational workshop about the 2017 Bond Election is set for Tuesday, as City of Oklahoma City staff wrap up gathering input from residents for a project list. The election is set for Sept. 12. 

Everyone is invited the come-and-go workshop, which is the last in a series of workshops held in each of Oklahoma City's eight Wards.

The final workshop is 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Metro Tech (Springlake campus), 1900 Springlake Drive. Ward 7 Councilman John A. Pettis Jr. will make remarks at 6 p.m.

At every workshop, standing displays with information, maps and more are accompanied by a handout with details to take home. Staff members will be available for questions and comments. The information at each workshop is the same, regardless of the location.

The workshop will include information about community needs and benefits for project areas and ways to provide feedback.

Staff members can also guide residents on using the OKC Connect smartphone app as a way to give feedback about project priorities in specific places. App users can login, click “Submit a Request,” then select “2017 GO Bond Input.”

Information, feedback and updates online

The workshops aren’t the only ways to get information or have your say about the 2017 Bond Election.

Visit okc.gov/go to learn more about the bond election and bond programs, take an online feedback survey (también en español) and subscribe to updates.

Online surveys are also available for neighborhoods (también en español). Call Neighborhood Alliance at (405) 528-6322 to coordinate a neighborhood meeting “To GO” about the bond issue.

About GO bonds

GO bonds are the City’s most important tool to fund major infrastructure projects like building or rebuilding streets, bridges, sidewalks and more. They’re funded by property taxes.

The entire project list is determined before the election, but plans for unforeseen needs are made by including a line item for unlisted projects.

The City of Oklahoma City’s most recent bond election was in 2007, when voters approved an $835.5 million package that has funded hundreds of completed, ongoing and future infrastructure projects.

You can zoom in on an interactive map of the 2007 bond projects here, and a complete project list is here.

The Mayor and City Council authorize all expenditures and projects.

Media Contact
Kristy Yager
(405) 297-2550 / (405) 863-2831
kristy.yager@okc.gov

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