Councilwoman Hamon to host Ward 6 MAPS 4 Forum on Nov. 17
Councilwoman JoBeth Hamon is hosting a public Ward 6 MAPS 4 Forum on Nov. 17 for Oklahoma City residents to learn more about the program and ask questions.
“This is a great chance to get more information on MAPS 4 before the vote on Dec. 10,” said Councilwoman Hamon. “Everyone is invited to meet with staff and other people involved with the projects to ask questions and hear about issues that matter in Ward 6.”
Councilwoman Hamon will make opening remarks, and then attendees can visit with representatives from 10 of the 16 MAPS 4 projects at one of five tables in the room:
- Table 1: Homelessness; Mental Health and Addiction
- Table 2: Diversion Hub; Family Justice Center Operated by Palomar
- Table 3: Transit; Sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and streetlights
- Table 4: Parks; Fairgrounds Coliseum
- Table 5: Multipurpose Stadium; Chesapeake Energy Arena and related facilities
The proposed MAPS 4 program would raise a projected $978 million over eight years, debt-free, funded by a temporary penny sales tax. It requires approval from Oklahoma City voters in the Dec. 10 election.
Learn more about MAPS 4 at okc.gov/maps4.
More about MAPS 4
The proposed MAPS 4 package is focused on neighborhood and human needs, as well as quality of life and job-creating initiatives. More than 70 percent of the funding is dedicated to neighborhood and human needs.
The proposed MAPS 4 program includes 16 projects:
- Parks ($140 million)
- Youth Centers ($110 million)
- Senior Wellness Centers ($30 million)
- Mental Health and Addiction ($40 million)
- Family Justice Center operated by Palomar ($38 million)
- Transit ($87 million)
- Sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and streetlights ($87 million)
- Homelessness ($50 million)
- Chesapeake Energy Arena and related facilities ($115 million)
- Animal Shelter ($38 million)
- Fairgrounds Coliseum ($63 million)
- Diversion Hub ($17 million)
- Innovation District ($71 million)
- Freedom Center and Clara Luper Civil Rights Center ($25 million)
- Beautification ($30 million)
- Multipurpose Stadium ($37 million)
If voters approve the MAPS 4 program, each project will be refined in the coming years as the process unfolds, much like the previous MAPS programs. MAPS 4 will have oversight from the City Council and a volunteer advisory board.
Election and voting information
The MAPS 4 election will be Dec. 10 with only one item on the ballot. Voters will vote yes or no on a single capital investment program, which the Council will devote to the MAPS 4 program.
Oklahoma City voters registered at their current address are already eligible to vote. The deadline is Nov. 15 for new voter registration or updating your registration to a new address.
State law requires proof of identity to vote. Acceptable forms of ID are a voter ID card, driver’s license or another form of ID issued by the federal government, state government or federally recognized tribal government. Voters may also cast a provisional ballot by proving their identity with a signed, sworn affidavit, which is available at the polling station.
Early voting for the MAPS 4 election is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6 at your local county election board:
- Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N Lincoln Blvd., (405) 713-1515
- Cleveland County Election Board, 641 E Robinson Street (Suite 200) in Norman, (405) 366-0210
- Canadian County Election Board, 200 S Bickford Ave. in El Reno, (405) 422-2422
- Pottawatomie County Election Board, 14101 Acme Road in Shawnee, (405) 273-8376.
Regular voting is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at your usual polling location, which you can find using the voter portal at ok.gov/elections/ovp or on your voter ID card. Two precincts in far northwest Oklahoma City have new voting locations as of this fall: Precinct 550151 now votes at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 10600 N Council Road, and Precinct 550153 now votes at Newchurch at 9201 N Rockwell Ave.
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