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Shadid proposes MAPS sales tax cut, pivot to public safety – NewsOK.com

The first of those centers is set to open within weeks in northwest Oklahoma City, operated by a nonprofit created with the express purpose of managing the center, Healthy Living and Fitness Inc. The city negotiates private-public partnerships to manage other projects.Shadid often expresses concern about how the city will manage upcoming expenses for the MAPS 3 convention center, streetcar and park without putting a dent in other services. “At a minimum, everybody’s very open to the idea and eager to continue the conversation.”

Key Takeaways:

  • Oklahoma City’s Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid proposed a sales tax cut, along with bulking up police and fire services.
  • First approved by voters in the 1990s and renewed several times since, the MAPS 1-cent sales tax has been reserved for capital projects.
  • The MAPS sales tax is to expire Dec. 31. Voters would have the final say on whether to extend or renew MAPS should the city council put a proposal on the ballot.

“Voters would have the final say on whether to extend or renew MAPS should the city council put a proposal on the ballot.”

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