The Better Streets, Safer City special election was held Sept. 12, 2017.

Click here to see an official sample ballot for the bond package, or click here to see one with additional explanation. Read the ballot item language below.

PROPOSITION NO. 1

(STREETS)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Four Hundred Ninety Million Five Hundred Sixty Thousand Dollars ($490,560,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, reconstructing, improving, rehabilitating, resurfacing, and repairing streets, including sidewalks and street enhancement improvements, along with street maintenance and construction equipment and materials, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 2 

(BRIDGES)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Twenty-Six Million Seven Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($26,795,000) to provide funds for the purpose of replacing, constructing, reconstructing, improving, rehabilitating and repairing bridges, along with related bridge equipment, signage, materials and technology improvements,  to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 3

(TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Twenty-Seven Million Five Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($27,585,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, installing, acquiring, improving and repairing, reconstruction, replacing traffic control equipment and improvements, along with, traffic control maintenance equipment, materials and technology improvements, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 4

(ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INCLUDING JOB CREATION PROGRAMS)

Shall the City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing its bonds in the sum of Sixty Million Dollars ($60,000,000) to provide funds for the purposes of  economic and community development in Oklahoma City, including job creation programs, with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect a special tax, payable annually in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at not to exceed the rate of ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually and to become due within thirty (30) years from their date:  Provided however, that in no event shall the real and personal taxable property in said City be subject to a special tax in excess of five mills on the dollar for all bonds issued pursuant to Section 35, Article X of the Oklahoma Constitution?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 5 

(PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of One Hundred Thirty-Seven Million Seven Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($137,720,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing, expanding, repairing, improving, renovating, acquiring and equipping parks and recreational facilities, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 6 

(LIBRARIES)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Twenty-Three Million Nine Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($23,910,000) to provide funds for the purpose of constructing a new library and for the purpose of repairing, expanding, renovating, remodeling, improving, equipping and furnishing libraries, to also include technology improvement, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 7

(CIVIC CENTER COMPLEX)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Twenty Million One Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($20,185,000) to provide funds for the purpose of repairing, renovating, furnishing, equipping and improving City buildings and facilities within the Civic Center Complex, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 8 

(TRANSIT)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Twenty Million Three Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($20,395,000) to provide funds for the purpose of acquiring public transit buses, making bus stop improvements, and construction, repair, improvement and acquisition of transit facilities, equipment and materials, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO.  9

(CENTRAL MAINTENANCE FACILITIES COMPLEX)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Thirteen Million Eighty-Five Thousand Dollars ($13,085,000) to provide funds for the purpose of expanding, improving, rehabilitating, repairing, constructing, equipping and furnishing the City’s Central Maintenance Facilities Complex at S.W. 15th Street and S. Portland Avenue, including the City’s Primary Data Center and its related citywide data transmission network, and a new City Archives and Records Facility to be located at the Central Maintenance Facilities Complex, along with real property acquisition, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 10 

(DRAINAGE CONTROL SYSTEM)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Sixty-Two Million One Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($62,170,000) to provide funds for the purpose of improving and equipping the City’s drainage control facilities, also including channel improvements, stormwater detention facilities, and water quality control improvements, drainage maintenance equipment and materials, and drainage mapping, analysis and inventory system improvements, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. ­­­­11 

(DOWNTOWN CITY ARENA)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Eight Million Eight Hundred Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($8,865,000) to provide funds for the purpose of repairing, renovating, remodeling, improving, equipping and furnishing the City’s Downtown Arena located at 100 W Reno Avenue, now called the Chesapeake Energy Arena, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 12

(POLICE)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Thirty Million Eight Hundred Forty Thousand Dollars ($30,840,000) to provide funds for the purposes of constructing a new Police Training Center, to be a part of a new combined Police-Fire Training Center, constructing a police aviation facility, and for the repair, renovation, remodeling, replacement, improvement, furnishing and equipping of Police Department facilities, to include technology improvement, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

PROPOSITION NO. 13 

(FIRE)

Shall The City of Oklahoma City, State of Oklahoma, incur an indebtedness by issuing registered bonds in the sum of Forty-Five Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($45,350,000) to provide funds for the purposes of constructing a new Fire Training Center, to be a part of a new combined Police-Fire Training Center, constructing new fire stations, and for the repair, renovation, remodeling, replacement, improvement, furnishing and equipping of Fire Department facilities, to include technology improvement, to be owned exclusively by said City, to be completed with or without the use of other funds, and levy and collect an annual tax, in addition to all other taxes, upon all the taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest on said bonds as it falls due, and also to constitute a sinking fund for the payment of the principal thereof when due, said bonds to bear interest at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%) per annum, payable semi-annually, and to become due serially within twenty-five years from their date?

For the above Proposition - Yes [  ]

Against the above Proposition - No [  ]

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