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Broken Arrow voters to decide on $60M bond package
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Broken Arrow voters to decide on $60M bond package

Broken Arrow voters to decide on $60M bond package
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Broken Arrow voters to decide on $60M bond package

The Broken Arrow City Council voted in June to hold tomorrow's special election to let the people decide if a bond package would moves forward.

Broken Arrow held a series of public meetings in May to help refine the list of projects the nearly $60 million would go toward.

BA officials decided the bond package, if approved by voters, would help improve existing streets and build new ones.

The bond package would also help improve public safety. Police officers would get new laptops for their patrol cars and firefighters would get new safety equipment.

The public would also enjoy new splash pads for the kids and a new dog park. Those two ideas were well received by Broken Arrow residents.

Also on the ballot:

  • Repurpose the previously approved 2004 bond authorization of $5,855,000 for a hotel/conference center.
  • Repurpose the previously approved 2008 bond authorization of $1,400,000 for an arts center.
  • Increase the itinerant guest (hotel occupancy) tax to seven (7) percent.

People who live in Broken Arrow should note, the bond projects would not increase property taxes.

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