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

Click here to see a sample ballot for both sales tax initiatives, or click here to see one with additional explanation. Read the temporary penny sales tax extension ballot language below. 

Shall Ordinance No. 25,751 (“Ordinance”) of The City of Oklahoma City (“City”) be approved?

The Ordinance levies a temporary excise tax of 1% on the gross proceeds or gross receipts derived from all sales taxable under the sales tax laws of the State of Oklahoma for a limited term of 27 months. The tax begins at 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018, and ends at 12:00 a.m. on April 1, 2020. The Ordinance earmarks expenditure of the tax for the limited purpose of providing City capital improvements. The Ordinance defines “City capital improvement” and “City.” The Ordinance gives examples of City real or personal properties that may be provided or improved with the tax, which properties include, without limitation, City public buildings, streets, sidewalks, streetscapes, trails, bike lanes, equipment, and/or any other City real or personal properties the City Council determines should be provided or improved with such tax. The Ordinance requires the City Council to establish an Ordinance No. 25,751 Citizens Capital Improvements Sales Tax Advisory Board to review proposed City capital improvement projects to be funded with the tax and submit recommendations regarding the projects. The Ordinance provides an effective date for the tax levy of 12:00 am on January 1, 2018. The Ordinance is subject to approval by City voters.



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