Shadid has proposed a sales tax cut and has shifted the focus for MAPS. The sales tax cut would go along with bulking up police and firefighter services. MAPS will be refocused on restoring city services. Oklahoma has hit a really tough economic slump. It has been happening for 18 months.
- City services have been degraded as Oklahoma City has endured an 18-month economic slump and sales tax shortfalls have led to budget cuts.
- Voters would have the final say on whether to extend or renew MAPS should the city council put a proposal on the ballot.
- Increasing the Public Works Department’s budget would enable the city, for example, to do more street resurfacing projects.
“Oklahoma City Ward 2 Councilman Ed Shadid on Tuesday proposed a sales tax cut, along with bulking up police and fire services, while refocusing MAPS on restoring city services.”