On Sept. 12, 2017, Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives known as the Better Streets, Safer City projects.
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.
A temporary, 27-month continuation of the expired MAPS 3 penny sales tax generated an estimated $240 million for street resurfacing, streetscapes, trails, sidewalks and bicycle infrastructure. Read more.