Mayor Mick Cornett made the case Tuesday for sales tax and bond proposals aimed at rehabilitating crumbling streets during an update on city business for the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City.
"People want better streets," Cornett said, calling it the "one overwhelming issue we face each year."
Cornett spoke to about 250 people at the Rotary Club's weekly luncheon meeting at the Petroleum Club.
In annual surveys, residents express their greatest dissatisfaction with the condition of city streets.
The sales tax and bond packages going before voters Sept. 12 would raise an estimated $785 million over the next decade for street resurfacing and related improvements.
The amount includes $240 million in the first 27 months for a crash program of street rehabilitation.
"How they interact with streets is clearly the most important thing on the mind of anyone who lives in Oklahoma City," said Cornett.
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