MAPS 4 goes to the council

Published Friday, August 23, 2019
by William Crum

Mayor David Holt says the outline for MAPS 4 he will present to the city council on Tuesday “takes MAPS and the power of MAPS out to the neighborhoods and into people’s daily lives.”

Holt’s recommendation for raising an estimated $978 million over eight years concentrates on improving quality of life throughout Oklahoma City and, in significant part, for individuals living on the edges of society.

A 10-page “resolution of intent” to be considered by the city council offers hope that public investments can help lift individuals out of the traps of poverty, mental illness, domestic violence and substance abuse, and can point at-risk youth away from crime by enhancing facilities for activities from theater to video games to sports.

“This is going to change neighborhoods, and it’s going to change lives,” Holt said Friday.

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