OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- A coalition of Oklahoma City civic organizations announced the formation of a campaign today to promote the passage of the City’s general obligation bond and sales tax proposals being considered by voters on Sept. 12. Organized as the “Citizens for a Better OKC,” the group plans to share the benefits of the proposals with voters. The effort is being co-chaired by current Mayor Mick Cornett and former Mayor Ron Norick.
“When I travel around the country and talk about our city’s success, I most frequently point to two things – our willingness to invest in our infrastructure and build the city we want, and to our willingness to work together to do just that,” said Cornett. “This campaign represents both of those vital components.”
The organizations joining the campaign coalition represent a wide variety of community interests. The campaign coalition includes: AAA Oklahoma, Association of Oklahoma General Contractors, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, Neighborhood Alliance, North OKC Soccer Club, OKC Firefighters Association - IAFF Local 157, OKC Public Tennis LLC, Oklahoma City All-Sports, Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police, Oklahoma Municipal Contractors Association, Oklahoma Transit Association, South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, and USA Softball.
Mayor Norick spoke to how important the campaign is to the Oklahoma City community. “We have made such progress in the last 25 years, and we need to keep that momentum to maintain and improve this city. Surveys of city residents and business owners both show the demand for better streets and infrastructure improvements. These projects are important to economic development and to citizens’ quality of life.”
The coalition welcomes other organizations who are interested in joining. For more details about the coalition, the proposals or how you can be involved in the effort, visit www.betterokc.com.