Oklahoma City voters approved the sales tax to fund MAPS 4 in Tuesday’s special election, moving forward with a unique and ambitious plan to transform our community.
“We've never been more united as one OKC,” said Mayor David Holt. “Over this last year, we worked together collaboratively as a community to find a common purpose. It reflects a diverse 650,000-person-strong city, and that's why the city embraced it in overwhelming numbers. ”
Visit okc.gov/maps4 for details on MAPS 4.
About MAPS 4
MAPS 4 is a debt-free public improvement program funded by a temporary penny sales tax that will raise a projected $978 million over eight years.
More than 70 percent of MAPS 4 funding is dedicated to neighborhood and human needs. The rest is for quality of life and job-creating initiatives.
The 16 MAPS 4 projects are:
- Parks ($140 million)
- Youth Centers ($110 million)
- Senior Wellness Centers ($30 million)
- Mental Health and Addiction ($40 million)
- Family Justice Center operated by Palomar ($38 million)
- Transit ($87 million)
- Sidewalks, bike lanes, trails and streetlights ($87 million)
- Homelessness ($50 million)
- Chesapeake Energy Arena and related facilities ($115 million)
- Animal Shelter ($38 million)
- Fairgrounds Coliseum ($63 million)
- Diversion Hub ($17 million)
- Innovation District ($71 million)
- Freedom Center and Clara Luper Civil Rights Center ($25 million)
- Beautification ($30 million)
- Multipurpose Stadium ($37 million)
Each project will be refined in the coming years as the process unfolds, much like the previous MAPS programs. MAPS 4 will be overseen by a voluntary advisory board that makes recommendations to the Oklahoma City Council, which has final oversight.