Now that you understand how the power of a penny can change a city, I bet you are ready to dream up some projects that will boost Oklahoma City’s growth for the next generation. Luckily for you, the City is soliciting feedback for the next round of MAPS. Mayor David Holt and the members of City Council are inviting everyone to submit ideas for a potential MAPS 4 at ideas4maps.com. The City is requesting that the ideas be transformational, specific things that will propel Oklahoma City forward.
You can also submit your ideas on social media using the hashtag #ideas4maps or by mailing a letter to Mayor David Holt, Attn: MAPS 4, 200 N Walker Ave. 3rd floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
And just to settle any fears you might have: A new MAPS program would leave the current Oklahoma City sales tax rate of 4.125 percent unchanged. The Better Streets, Safer City temporary 1-cent sales tax that is helping to fund nearly $800 million in street repairs expires at the end of March 2020. If residents adopt a MAPS 4 plan this year, the overall sales tax rate in most of OKC would remain 8.625 percent (8.975 percent in Canadian County and 8.875 percent in Cleveland County because of county sales taxes).