Friday, December 4, 2009

Rebuttal To Kill The MAPS Tax's Top 10 List: No. 4

KMT says:

4. Maps3 is a Slush Fund for the City Council.

The MAPS 3 initiative is NOT “a blank check signed by the taxpayers”, as the KMT site alleges. Merriam-Webster defines “slush fund” here as “an unregulated fund often used for illicit purposes”. The fund is regulated by ordinance, listed here. The plan for MAPS 3 must be a resolution, not an ordinance. That resolution is provided here. The list of the intended projects is listed here, and the ability to change those products has to exist because THINGS HAPPEN! The fact that the MAPS 3 program is “totally fluid and subject to change” should be a comfort to all Oklahoma City citizens, not a concern. (Note: if you want all the docs surrounding the City Council activity leading up to the adoption of the ordinance, the resolution for the plan, and the go-ahead for the election, you can find it all here).