OK, before anyone gets picky about it, I’ll concede that technically summer isn’t over until Sept. 21. But in terms of all the discussion that took place back in May, it seems as if we’ve only had a lot of behind-closed-door discussions and pronouncements by Mayor Mick Cornett as to what will and won’t be on the MAPS 3 ballot.
We’ve certainly not had any public forums or opportunities for residents to tell city leaders what they want to see on the ballot – a process Cornett indicated would take place over the summer before the ballot items were to be decided (Cornett indicated such a process would take place while being questioned at a press conference during the Mayor’s Development Roundtable in May).
At least we’ve had some fun discussions here at OKC Central, and I’ll be posting the last wave of Downtown OKC 2020 guest posts this next week. Nothing serious is at stake here – just the future direction for downtown for the next 20 years.
Despite the appearance being given out in various news stories, I’m not hearing any concensus yet behind what the mayor is presenting as a virtually done deal. Remember, you can voice your visions for the future and make a difference. Contacting your council member is as easy as sending off an email.