City News


Officials break ground on MAPS 3's Scissortail Park

Mayor Mick Cornett and other Oklahoma City leaders broke ground Thursday on the transformative MAPS 3 Park, revealing Scissortail Park as the name residents chose in a public online vote. Construction on Scissortail Park’s 40-acre upper section is under way, with scheduled completion in spring 2019. The upper section will stretch from the future Oklahoma City Boulevard south to Interstate 40, where the Skydance Bridge will connect it to the 30-acre lower section extending to SW 15th Street on the north shore of the Oklahoma River. Design work on the lower section is ongoing, and construction is scheduled to be finished in 2021. Read more.

Better Streets, Safer City: Vote Sept. 12 on bond, sales tax proposals

The Oklahoma City Council voted to call a special election Sept. 12 for voters to consider investing more than $1.2 billion in critical infrastructure like streets and sidewalks, including an annual $26 million boost for public safety and other day-to-day operations. The proposals will be presented on the ballot separately: One item for the ¼ cent permanent sales tax, one item for the temporary penny sales tax, and one item for each of the bond projects. If voters approve the permanent ¼ cent sales tax, it would be the first increase in the permanent general operations sales tax rate since voters approved a 1-cent raise in 1976. If voters approve the temporary penny sales tax, it would continue the use of the same penny previously approved as part of the MAPS program. Read more.

Outdoor watering conservation program 

Oklahoma City and surrounding communities have implemented Progressive Water Conservation Stages. Mandatory odd/even watering (Stage 1) is permanently in effect. Read more


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