This upcoming election the City of Broken Arrow is asking residents to approve a number of public projects.
Residents will decide on the following eight questions:
• Propositions one through five ask about issuing General Obligation (GO) bonds for new streets, quality of life, public safety, public buildings and flood control projects totaling $59.9 million.
• Propositions six and seven ask about repurposing previously authorized bonds for a Creative Arts Center and a Conference/Convention Center.
• Proposition eight asks to increase the hotel occupancy tax, or transient guest tax, from four to seven percent to raise additional revenue that will help support the new Creative Arts Center and Conference Center and bring more festivals and special events to Broken Arrow.
According to officials, there will be no tax increase as a result of approving the bonds referenced in propositions one through five.
The proposed Creative Arts Center in the Rose District will be a place for residents and visitors to create and display their art.
A sample ballot can be found here.
Voting hours on August 26 are from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
More information here.