Among local favorite museums is the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The largest art museum in the entire state, the OKCMOA boasts a permanent collection of countless pieces of art, a film program with its own theater, and is constantly getting the best of the best in traveling exhibitions.
We stand in an era of unprecedented growth, but new residents may not know how the decisions of Oklahoma City voters led us to this path.
In 2001, the MAPS for Kids program was established when Oklahoma City voters approved a new tax to fund public schools. The seven year temporary sales tax, combined with a bond issue, raised $700 million to fund transportation, technology and construction projects for the benefit of Oklahoma City’s public school students.
The huge success of previous MAPS projects led to a vote in late 2009 that approved of a one-cent sales tax to pay for debt-free projects that improve our quality of life.
Perhaps no district is considered a better testament to OKC’s renaissance than Uptown 23rd.
Indeed, as sweet as it can be to live in OKC in the midst of its renaissance, it’s much sweeter when you have a massive slice of cake just begging to be eaten right in front of you.
It’s important to know the issues and it’s perhaps equally as important to know who your local politicians are and where they stand on the issues that are most important to you—remember, they’re representing you and your city!