Looking for something to do Thursday evening? Urban Neighbors has the following to offer:
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce President Roy Williams will speak this coming Thursday at an Urban Neighbors (U.N.) meeting in the revived Mid-Town district. Roy Williams will offer information and answer questions about the upcoming March 4th vote regarding improvements to the Ford Center. The Chamber’s campaign is known as the Big League City campaign (www.bigleaguecity.com). ”This is another great example of how Urban Neighbors is bridging the gap between downtown residents and the city of Oklahoma City” said Urban Neighbor’s President, Brett Price. “As an organization that represents residents of downtown Oklahoma City we feel it is our duty to inform not only our members but also any person that would like to voice their opinion” Price further commented.
Election Day regarding the Ford Center vote is March 4th and all registered voters living within Oklahoma City are eligible to vote. This proposition will not raise taxes. If approved, the temporary one-cent tax would begin when the Maps for Kids sales tax elapses on January 1, 2009. The tax would last 12 months, with an additional three months if the City acquires an NBA team. Over 15 months, it will raise approximately $120 million. All improvements will be owned by the City of Oklahoma City.
Timing for the election is driven by the Super Sonics’ application to relocate to Oklahoma City, which is scheduled to be considered by the NBA Board of Governors in April.
The next monthly social for Urban Neighbors will be Thursday, February 21, from 5-7 p.m. at Café Do Brasil. Representatives from the Midtown Association will be on hand to talk about developments in this emerging and exciting part of downtown.
You don’t have to be a member or downtown resident to attend; you just have to be enthusiastic about downtown. This is a great opportunity for downtown residents and friends of downtown to socialize, and for all to become engaged in the city’s forward motion. Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Café Do Brasil is located at 440 NW 11th St #100 in Oklahoma City.