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Oklahoma City voters approve bonds and sales tax measures

(KOKH/FILE)

Oklahoma City voters approve bond and sales tax measures

Oklahoma City voters approved 13 bond propositions and two sales tax initiatives during Tuesday's special elections.

The measures, part of the city's "Better Streets, Safer City" initiative, now go to the county election board to be certified. Mayor Mick Cornett thanked voters.

“We appreciate the trust our residents placed in us and will continue being good stewards of taxpayer money by delivering what we promised," Cornett said.

The bond propositions are comprised of a 10-year, $967 million package. The money will go to streets, police and fire facilities, parks and other basic needs. Voters also approved a temporary continuation of an expiring MAPS 3 penny sales tax to raise $240 million to fund street resurfacing, streetscapes, trails, sidewalks and more. The last tax measure creates a permanent 1/4 sales tax to provide funding for police and fire.

The tax rates kick in Jan. 1.

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