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Council meetings are held every other week at 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave. You can watch meetings live on Cox Channel 20 or through the City's YouTube stream.

OKC Council Meeting Notes: April 18, 2017

Post Date:04/18/2017 11:23 AM

The Oklahoma City Council met Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center for a special meeting to discuss the 2017 Bond Election and potential sales tax initiatives.

The Council meets for its regular meetings at 8:30 a.m. every other Tuesday on the third floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave. Live broadcasts of regular meetings are available on Cox Channel 20 and YouTube. A recording of each regular meeting is then added to the City's YouTube channel. Check out the meeting calendar for agendas and schedules.

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Council discusses 2017 Bond Election list, program length and more

City staff presented to the Council on Tuesday the feedback and data collected as preparations continue for the 2017 Bond Election. The Council discussed the potential project list, mill levy and duration of the bond program, all of which will be presented to voters with an election set for Sept. 12. The preliminary draft project list contains many more needs than can be filled with one bond program, and the Council will work to prioritize projects for the list presented to voters. 

Potential sales tax initiatives discussed

The Council also discussed potential sales tax initiatives, which could also be presented to the public for a vote Sept. 12. City staff presented two proposals to succeed the temporary one-cent MAPS 3 sales tax when that tax expires on Dec. 31. One proposal calls for 1/4 of a cent to be permanently dedicated to operations (including police and fire protection services), and the other proposal calls for 1/8 of a cent to be dedicated for the same purpose. Both proposals call for the rest of the cent to be collected as a temporary, 27-month tax to pay for safe and complete street re-construction for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The overall sales tax rate would not change from the current rate as part of either proposal. The Council could also choose to do something else.

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