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Patrick
12-08-2009, 09:18 PM
235/271 precincts. Yes: 36,958 // No: 30,871

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Closing it up, but depending on the precincts left, there is maybe 12-14k total votes left. With a 6,759 advantage, the no's would have to rout the yes's here at the end. That doesn't seem likely.

Spartan
12-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Can they have the park open by spring? :kicking:

I sure hope so. All this election watching has me in the mood to go people watch in the downtown park!

Pete
12-08-2009, 09:18 PM
Anybody remember the percentages from MAPS I and MAPS for Kids?

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:20 PM
YES 37,929 54.6%
NO 31,510 45.4%
Precincts Rptd 241 88.9%

Spartan
12-08-2009, 09:20 PM
South-side ballots are typically delivered via horse and buggy.

Either that or the other method they prefer, which is angry NewsOK comments signed "Paul from Yukon."

Patrick
12-08-2009, 09:20 PM
241/271 precincts. Yes: 37,929 // No: 31,510

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:22 PM
YES 39,204 54.5%
NO 32,776 45.5%
Precincts Rptd 250 92.3%

DelCamino
12-08-2009, 09:23 PM
MAPS won approval by something like 52% to 48%.

Don't know about MAPS for KIDS. The vote for a 6-month extension for the original MAPS (Finish MAPS Right) won at something like 67%.

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:24 PM
There shouldn't be enough votes left to change the outcome. Hope it wasn't too many updates. Congrats to OKC! There is a reason OKC is talked about so positively in so many different venues these days.

okclee
12-08-2009, 09:24 PM
I love seeing this many people all on Okctalk at the same time.

betts
12-08-2009, 09:25 PM
Wow. This feels really, really good. Time to move forward.

Pete
12-08-2009, 09:25 PM
There is a reason OKC is talked about so positively in so many different venues these days.

Exactly!

The continued support and enthusiasm of the citizenry combined with a great paternship of political and private leaders is the envy of most cities.

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:26 PM
YES 40,956 54.3%
NO 34,458 45.7%
Precincts Rptd 267 98.5%

SWOKC 4 me
12-08-2009, 09:26 PM
Wow. This feels really, really good. Time to move forward.

The next decade in OKC will be awsome!

Decious
12-08-2009, 09:27 PM
There shouldn't be enough votes left to change the outcome. Hope it wasn't too many updates. Congrats to OKC! There is a reason OKC is talked about so positively in so many different venues these days.
Thanks Plainsman. I've been following your updates via my cell phone. OKC!!! Woo Hoo!!

Pete
12-08-2009, 09:28 PM
MAPS 3: 271/271 precincts. Yes: 40,956 // No: 34,465

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:28 PM
YES 40,956 54.3%
NO 34,465 45.7%
Precincts Rptd 271 100.0%

Final according to fox.

Easy180
12-08-2009, 09:29 PM
I guess the local Tea Party doesn't have much pull

shane453
12-08-2009, 09:29 PM
AMAZING!

Imagine riding a streetcar through our urban neighborhoods in 3-4 years!

Patrick
12-08-2009, 09:29 PM
Anybody remember the percentages from MAPS I and MAPS for Kids?

MAPS 1: yes: 54%, no: 46%

MAPS for kids: yes: 60.9%, no: 39.1%

OKCDrummer77
12-08-2009, 09:29 PM
The final score: 40956 - 34465.

:bow::tiphat::kicking::yourock::congrats:

dcsooner
12-08-2009, 09:30 PM
Congratulations OKC from a native. Very excited about the changes about to occur as a result of this vote!!:yourock::yourock:

CCOKC
12-08-2009, 09:30 PM
I can go to sleep happy then. Today is my husband's birthday and he had no doubts that he would have a great present.

ThePlainsman
12-08-2009, 09:30 PM
Thanks to fox news for the quick updates. A particular shout out to Andrew Speno. Great job! I'm not a fox news guy (at all), but give it up, they did a great job of quick updates. Shout out to twitter (perfect for this) and a big shout out to all of my fellow OKC citizens who believe in our city and trust our leaders to do right by us. OKCtalk is the number one place on the web to get your OKC info!

betts
12-08-2009, 09:31 PM
AMAZING!

Imagine riding a streetcar through our urban neighborhoods in 3-4 years!

Hard to believe, isn't it? I wish I were at the Watch Party, but it's been great hanging out with you all tonight.

megax11
12-08-2009, 09:31 PM
I won't lie... I am a democrat loving citizen in a republican state, but something as good as maps in order to help the city I love, will have me right next to the republicans in voting yes, and other democrats.

okclee
12-08-2009, 09:32 PM
I feel bad for the good fire and police that got caught up in the middle of a union battle.

Patrick
12-08-2009, 09:33 PM
Proud to be living in a world class city! Shame on the police and fire depts.

Comm'l Real Estate Guy
12-08-2009, 09:33 PM
Anybody remember the percentages from MAPS I and MAPS for Kids?

From Newsok.com

MAPS
Election Day: Dec. 14, 1993
Who voted: 60,129 Oklahoma City residents
The result: The sales tax initiative passed with about 54 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included nine projects. Much like the MAPS 3 ballot, a yes vote was for all the projects, while a no vote was against all the projects.


Read more: NewsOK (http://newsok.com/maps3#ixzz0Z9ua1951)


MAPS for KIDS
Election day: Nov. 13, 2001
Who voted: 60,855 Oklahoma City residents voted on the sales tax initiative, and 34,318 residents within the Oklahoma City Public School District voted on the bond issue.
The result: The sales tax initiative and bond issue passed, with each getting about 61 percent of the vote.
The ballot: The proposal included closure of 21 schools, seven new schools, at least $1 million in renovations at every other school, academic reforms and money for neighboring school districts.

Read more: NewsOK (http://newsok.com/maps3#ixzz0Z9uoce6N)

megax11
12-08-2009, 09:33 PM
I feel bad for the good fire and police that got caught up in the middle of a union battle.

Yep... Couldn't agree more.

gen70
12-08-2009, 09:34 PM
Proud to be living in a world class city! Shame on the police and fire depts. Agreed.

betts
12-08-2009, 09:35 PM
I feel bad for the good fire and police that got caught up in the middle of a union battle.

I do too. Hopefully it will teach the union leadership to leave politics out of their negotiations. And hopefully they and the city will be able to come to a mutually agreeable contract soon.

SWOKC 4 me
12-08-2009, 09:35 PM
A big THANK YOU to all the OKCTalkers who kept us updated tonight. :yourock: IMO OKCTalk is still the best plact to get OKC news!

okclee
12-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Let's start dreaming about MAPS IV!

shane453
12-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Twitter reactions are saying IT ALL! I'm loving following the #maps3 stream

@wedgepizza Second that! RT @sidburgess: I am so proud that my children are going to grow up in one of the boldest cities in America! #maps3

@Students4MAPS3 @MickCornett just announced victory. "Oklahoma City's Golden Age continues." #MAPS3

@samsims Welcome to the next phase of success Oklahoma City. This drive can't be stop. #MAPS3

@jonathanmc07 #MAPS3 passes! OKC is moving even further forward!!!!!! Yes: 40,956 No: 34,465

@MegStewOU I'M SO EXCITED FOR THE "CENTRAL PARK" in downtown OKC!!! Yay for #maps3!!!!

megax11
12-08-2009, 09:40 PM
GREED LOSES YET AGAIN!!!

Good job all who voted yes, we deserve this victory. This "flyover" state as others put it, will see what the power of teamwork nets.

We got everything we wanted from each maps, and we even got a huge cities basketball team. All because we took risks.

Here's to another risk, and more prosperity for this city that deserves national attention.

Also the lady who swindled my grandmother into a NO vote, can now go jump in the lake. Her greedy actions show why actions like those, always lose in the end.

Spartan
12-08-2009, 09:44 PM
Now it's time to address our city's public safety concerns and make sure that the heroes of the Murrah bombing are being taken care of.

Thundercitizen
12-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Core to Shore at full bore.

HOT ROD
12-08-2009, 09:51 PM
congratulations to Oklahoma City. You truly are the Renaissance City, because you believe in yourself and invest in yourself.

This will be a HUGE shot in the arm for the city and will be very nice once everything is complete in 7-10 years.

I hope the NO side will re-evaluate their priorities and see that MAPS was not the time to come out against the will of the city. Their scare tactics and untruths were transparent in the end - but one can not overlook the amount of NO votes that were cast.

I hope city leadership will ensure the projects are built, and built to world class standards - and that there will be complete transparency starting with FIRM PLANS on what will get built and where. We need to hold them accountable but based on past history I don't think there will be much problem.

I think the MOST WORK will need to be done shoring up public safety (police/fire) and I challenge those sides to seek a fair and equitable solution that benefits the city as a whole in the long run. Otherwise, we might be sitting 6,500 on the short side for MAPS 4.

As the mayor said, now that the vote is over and Yes won - let's all work together to make sure it happens AND resolve the conflicts that exist. OKC is a great city and it's future is very solid given MAPS and the already (and future) announced private investment. But there is a lot of work to be done still, most notably in the 2nd ring of the city - in which I think could begin with zoning changes and code enforcement.

Again - congratulations to all in the Oklahoma City Metro (and state for that matter), you are changing minds about OKC and the state! MAPS 3 is the 2nd wave, badly needed!!! Kudos to the Renaissance City.

Continue the Renaissance!

Patrick
12-08-2009, 09:53 PM
Hmmmmm....where did all of the "Not This MAPS" folks go that were posting on here! lol! andy, iron? you out there?

CCOKC
12-08-2009, 09:56 PM
I think they are all out picking up all those signs they put out last night.

megax11
12-08-2009, 09:57 PM
Hey I'm curious... Is ALL of core to shore involved in this vote?

I noticed that they had plans for development of retail and a canal extension that would run through the area where the rock climbing mill is. Is that involved in this? I also saw lots of canal extensions, and buildings and more area south of the new I-40... Is all of that part of this, or just the park and convention center?

Thundercitizen
12-08-2009, 09:58 PM
Wonder if the NTM'ers will help the "Yes" folks out and continue to pick those up too.

Patrick
12-08-2009, 09:59 PM
Nope, the canal extensions weren't included in MAPS 3. Just the park and convention center. Rest of it is private investment.

ricanhornet
12-08-2009, 10:00 PM
Guaranteed Maps IV will have something to do with the Ford Center. And that is alright with me. Great job OKC. I love the city and hope to live there one day.

jbrown84
12-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Here's a classic one from Twitter's #maps3 feed:

"RT @TonyLRobertson: Thank you to the 40,956 people in Oklahoma City who voted to raise taxes on the 300k+ people who live here"

Patrick
12-08-2009, 10:45 PM
Here's a classic one from Twitter's #maps3 feed:

"RT @TonyLRobertson: Thank you to the 40,956 people in Oklahoma City who voted to raise taxes on the 300k+ people who live here"

Last time I checked, this wasn't raising taxes, and population in city limits was more like 500K+ people.

jbrown84
12-08-2009, 10:53 PM
AND those people should have gone to the polls and voted if they are so oppressed.

soonerguru
12-08-2009, 10:54 PM
Hmmmmm....where did all of the "Not This MAPS" folks go that were posting on here! lol! andy, iron? you out there?

No joke, I want to see Iron76 come back here with his tail between his legs. He sure talked a big game. And yes, Andy, too, and JustTheFactsPlease. Where dey at?

shane453
12-08-2009, 11:01 PM
Here's a classic one from Twitter's #maps3 feed:

"RT @TonyLRobertson: Thank you to the 40,956 people in Oklahoma City who voted to raise taxes on the 300k+ people who live here"

I really liked the later comments of @TonyL as well.

"TonyLRobertson @Martzmimic All I am saying is that one group of people should not be able to vote other peoples money away. That's called socialism. #Maps3"

Haha.

There has been very, very little opposition for MAPS3 on Twitter, and a ton of really positive comments from young, creative people in this city and across the metro. That demographic is why we do MAPS, they are our future, and they are LOVING OKC. That is great news.

FritterGirl
12-08-2009, 11:05 PM
No joke, I want to see Iron76 come back here with his tail between his legs. He sure talked a big game. And yes, Andy, too, and JustTheFactsPlease. Where dey at?
If I read correctly per another thread, I believe Iron's time on okctalk has effectively come to an end. Unless he is reincarnated under another user name, I am doubtful he'll return.

hoya
12-08-2009, 11:05 PM
Iron76 got banned for threatening other posters, so I don't think you'll see him back any time soon.

Thundercitizen
12-08-2009, 11:13 PM
It's not just "young, creative" people. I'm not a senior citizen, but since 1973 when I gandered upon the model of what OKC's CBD would look like in the year 1983...I was enthralled. It was pretty lame, but there were at least 5 other "Bank of Oklahoma's" represented. Graduated from the school of architecture when the oil bust hit hard. Needless to say, OKC's skyline was...stagnant. Retired from the military after spending years trying to represent the OKC. Got tired of the "fly-over state" type comments and even more tired of the complete ignorance about my home city. MAPs brought development and major league status to my hometown...couldn't be prouder. Now, the progressive people of OKC are eager to lead others into the future. I am very excited about it...and for my family.

soonerguru
12-08-2009, 11:15 PM
If I read correctly per another thread, I believe Iron's time on okctalk has effectively come to an end. Unless he is reincarnated under another user name, I am doubtful he'll return.

What a shame.

betts
12-08-2009, 11:19 PM
Hey I'm curious... Is ALL of core to shore involved in this vote?

I noticed that they had plans for development of retail and a canal extension that would run through the area where the rock climbing mill is. Is that involved in this? I also saw lots of canal extensions, and buildings and more area south of the new I-40... Is all of that part of this, or just the park and convention center?

No, Core to Shore is a 25 year plan, I believe. And a fair amount of it is planned to be private development. It could happen faster, or might be slower, depending on a bunch of factors we can't determine yet.

jbrown84
12-08-2009, 11:24 PM
"TonyLRobertson @Martzmimic All I am saying is that one group of people should not be able to vote other peoples money away. That's called socialism. #Maps3"

:LolLolLol So we're supposed to give a vote to all the people from outside OKC and even out of state that at some point will pay sales tax in Oklahoma City?? Ridiculous.

rcjunkie
12-09-2009, 12:34 AM
I for one would welcome Iron76hd back in a minute, things are often said in the "heat of the moment", and while I totally disagree with his stance on MAPS3, you have to admire his compassion.

soonerguru
12-09-2009, 12:44 AM
I for one would welcome Iron76hd back in a minute, things are often said in the "heat of the moment", and while I totally disagree with his stance on MAPS3, you have to admire his compassion.

Compassion? That was in scant supply, which is why he got banned.

betts
12-09-2009, 12:48 AM
He has to have his emoticon privileges taken away if he's allowed to return.