Oklahoma: Councilman Ed Shadid backs initiative petitions to stop OKC’s new convention center and hotel

Thu, Jan 16 2014 — Source: The City Sentinel

Ward 2 City Councilman Ed Shadid is advocating for two initiative petitions filed Jan. 2. The first calls for citywide vote to prohibit use of sales taxes for a new downtown convention center and hotel. The second would end the MAPS 3 sales tax in 2015, instead of 2018.

If both measures secure ballot status and gain voter approval, the result could mean a sales tax cut for residents. Supporters will have 90 days to gather 6,000 valid signatures for each petition.

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