Oklahoma To Vote On MAPS 4 Tuesday

Tuesday, December 10th 2019, 4:43 am
By: Amber Gerard

After the polls shut down and the ballots are counted on Tuesday, the city will know whether or not MAPS 4 will go into effect.

The MAPS 4 Program includes 16 projects, totaling more than $900 million dollars, making it the most expensive MAPS to date.

Unlike past programs that focused on sports, recreation and entertainment, MAPS 4 is resource centered, investing in programs that target specific community needs.

The plan includes $110 million for new youth centers to provide after school and summer programs, $30 million will construct a new senior wellness center and $40 million will go toward building two new mental health crisis centers.

According to a poll conducted by News 9, viewers seemed to like the change with over 65% supporting these items.

Other projects include:

  • Affordable housing for the homeless.
  • The upgrading of existing bus stops, bike lanes and sidewalks.
  • Construction of a new main animal shelter to replace the current aging facility a
  • Beautification in and around the metro area.

And MAPS 4 doesn’t ignore entertainment and recreation. Over the next 8 years $100 million will go towards the construction of a new coliseum at the OKC Fairgrounds and a new multi-purpose stadium for professional and collegiate sports, concerts and more.

If approved MAPS4 will go into effect April 1.

Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Click here to view the MAPS 4 sample ballot.