Better Streets, Safer City
On Sept. 12, 2017, Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives known as the Better Streets, Safer City projects.
General obligation bond package
Permanent 1/4 cent sales tax
This measure will help hire 129 more police officers and 57 more firefighters with an annual $26 million boost for public safety and other day-to-day operations. It's the first increase in the permanent general operations sales tax rate since 1976. Read more.
Temporary penny sales tax extension
Upon completion of the first year, the Community and Neighborhood Advisory Board published an Annual Report to document the progress.
2007 Bond Program
Approved by OKC voters approved in December 2007.
The initiative, named Project 180, is a $176 million redesign of downtown streets, sidewalks, parks and plazas to improve appearance and make the central core more pedestrian friendly. Plans call for the addition of landscaping, public art, marked bike lanes, decorative street lighting and additional on-street parking spaces.
Projects funded by the general fund, Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) or county agreements.
Click on projects in the map below to find anticipated start date, project type and more information.