Oklahoma City voted Yes to the MAPS 3 initiative Dec. 8 with unofficial election results showing more than 54 percent of the vote.
"We are pleased with our citizens' vote of confidence," Mayor Mick Cornett said. "Passing this MAPS initiative was a significant step forward for our city's economy and quality of life. It assures the momentum will continue," he said.
The $777 million MAPS projects include a world-class park, rail-based transit, a new convention center, sidewalks, trails, health and wellness centers for seniors, improvements at the State Fairgrounds and improvements on the Oklahoma River.
The one-cent sales tax for MAPS will begin on April 1, 2010, the day after the end of the sports facilities sales tax, and will last for seven years and nine months. "Gazette staff
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