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Oklahoma 2008 local ballot measures

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This table shows all local initiatives and referenda that made the ballot in Oklahoma for 2008.

November 4, 2008, Elections

Tulsa County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
City of Tulsa LR PROPOSITION NO. 1 (Tulsa, OK 2008) Extending a 1 percent sales tax through June 2014 and increasing the tax from 3 percent to 3.212 percent for a $451.63 million arterial streets, bridges, trails and rail crossings program Approved
City of Tulsa BI PROPOSITION NO. 2 (Tulsa, OK 2008) A $285 million general obligation bond issue for a $451.63 million arterial streets, bridges, trails and rail crossings program Approved
Leonard Public Schools LR Proposition (LPS, Tulsa, OK 2008) Proposal to cease operations and merge the school district with the Bixby School District Approved

May 13, 2008, Elections

Atoka County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Farris School District LR Annexation measure Would allow annexing the Farris School District to the Lane School District Defeated

Caddo County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide LR Sales Tax Would authorize a 5-year sales tax to fund senior citizens nutrition centers, sheriff's department, firefighting, repair and maintenance of the county courthouse and for the general fund Defeated

Canadian County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide LR Sales Tax Would authorize a .35% 15-year county sales tax increase to fund construction of a new county jail. After 15 years, the tax would drop to .25% and become permanent Defeated

Carter County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Lone Grove Schools BI Construction Bond Issue Would authorize a $9.75 million bond issue for 9 elementary classrooms, elementary cafeteria expansion, 1,500-seat gymnasium and 600-seat auditorium Approved

Choctaw County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Hugo Schools BI Proposition 1 Would authorize a $11.515 million bond issue for a new high school, new girls locker room, renovations to old high school Defeated
Hugo Schools BI Proposition 2A Would authorize a $155,000 bond issue for school buses Defeated

Cleveland County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide LR Property Tax Increase Would authorize a 2-mill property tax increase for improvements to the Pioneer Library System Approved
City of Norman LR Proposition 1 Would authorize a sales tax increase for more firefighters, police officers, and two new fire stations Approved
City of Norman BI Proposition 2 Would authorize a $49.5 million bond issue for a new Norman library Defeated
City of Norman BI Proposition 3 Would authorize a $11.2 million bond issue to renovate city buildings Approved

Comanche County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Lawton Schools BI Proposition 1 Would authorize a $33.5 million bond issue for 40 elementary classrooms, 25 middle school classrooms and 25 high school classrooms; 2,000 computers and 800 Smartboards Defeated
Lawton Schools BI Proposition 2 Would authorize a $5 million bond issue to upgrade the bus fleet Defeated

Custer County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Butler Schools LR Annexation measure Would approve annexing the Butler School District to the Arapaho School District Approved

Grady County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Bridge Creek Schools BI New High School Bond Issue Would authorize a $9.685 bond issue for a new high school Approved

Hughes County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Holdenville Schools BI Construction Bond Issue Would authorize a $2.97 million bond issue to add 12 classrooms, a computer lab and a new restroom to the elementary school, and move all prekindergarten through fifth-grade students into a single school Defeated

Kay County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide LR Sales Tax Would authorize a two-thirds-cent sales tax to build and operate a new county detention facility and to pay for existing jail renovations and operations, with 1/3-cent expiring in 20 years and the remaining 1/3-cent remaining in effect unless repealed in a county election Approved

Lincoln County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Stroud Schools BI Gymnasium Bond Issue Would authorize a $9.5 million bond issue for a new gymnasium Approved

McClain County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide LR Property Tax Increase Would authorize a 2-mill property tax increase for improvements to the Pioneer Library System Approved

Oklahoma County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide BI Proposition 1 Would authorize a $55 million bond issue to acquire vacant General Motors facility, to be leased to Tinker Air Force Base Approved
Countywide BI Proposition 2 Would authorize a $10.5 million bond issue for courthouse improvements, including replacing utility systems Approved
Countywide BI Proposition 3 Would authorize a $5.75 million bond issue for additional storage and management system for county records Defeated
Countywide BI Proposition 4 Would authorize a $7.25 million bond issue for new Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service building Defeated
Countywide BI Proposition 5 Would authorize a $6 million bond issue for flood control and countywide flood relief plan Approved
Crooked Oak Schools BI Construction Bond Issue Would authorize a $15.3 million bond issue for a fifth and sixth grade center, board of education building and demolition of the current board of education building Defeated
Oakdale Schools BI Proposition 1 Would authorize a $2.7 million bond issue for construction of an addition to the middle school Defeated
Oakdale Schools BI Proposition 2 Would authorize a $400,000 bond issue for transportation Approved

Pittsburg County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
City of McAlester LR City Charter Would approve an updated, revised city charter that incorporates all amendments previously adopted Approved

Pottawatomie County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Countywide LR Property Tax Increase Would authorize a 2-mill property tax increase for improvements to the Pioneer Library System Approved
Wanette Schools BI Proposition 1 Would authorize a $235,000 bond issue for heating and air conditioning, roof repair, gymnasium remodeling and new floor, classroom and cafeteria repairs, technology Approved
Wanette Schools BI Proposition 2 Would authorize a $265,000 transportation bond issue for buses and an agriculture pickup Approved

Sequoyah County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Sallisaw Central School BI Construction Bond Issue Would authorize a $1.6 million bond issue for six classrooms, science lab, high school rest rooms, and to start construction of a high school gymnasium Defeated

Tulsa County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
Tulsa Community College BI Proposition 1 Would authorize a $76 million bond issue for annual operations, learning center to be built on land donated by the city and construction and remodeling at the college's four campuses to expand course offerings Defeated
Tulsa Community College BI Proposition 2 Would authorize increasing operating millage from 6 mills to 7.7 mills Defeated

Washington County

City/District Type Title Description Outcome
City of Bartlesville LR Proposition 1 Would authorize continuing existing sales tax through June 30, 2014 Approved
City of Bartlesville BI Proposition 2 Would authorize a $8 million bond issue for road construction and improvement Approved
City of Bartlesville BI Proposition 3 Would authorize a $2 million bond issue for constructing and improving the Frontier Pool and Frontier Park Approved

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