Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Oklahoma City voters approved a sales tax increase to add police and firefighters on Tuesday, and gave elected leaders the tools they sought to address deteriorating streets.
"If we can add a little bit more onto our taxes and build up our streets, it just make the whole community and the whole city better," said Freda Meacham, who voted Tuesday afternoon at The Fellowship at Western Oaks Nazarene church, 7901 NW 16th St.
With all 234 precincts reporting, the public safety sales tax increase passed 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent. An extension of the MAPS sales tax, for streets, passed 56.1 percent to 43.9 percent.
A proposition for renovations to Chesapeake Arena, home of the NBA's Thunder, was closest to a cliffhanger, winning 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent.