All four propositions passed. However, Proposition 2 (which included Price Tower Park and Amphitheater) passed by a much thinner margin at a little over 66% (all of the items required a 60% or more vote to enact); the other propositions passed by about 79%, 83% and 81% respectively. A voter turnout of 4,138 people made this decision for a city with a population of approximately 34,748. Bartlesville is in a declining population mode which means fewer people will be paying into the property tax base to cover these bonds. That is about 8% of the population voting in this special election.
Maybe we should eliminate special elections and have these matters on general election ballots so that more people would participate. Just a thought…
For more info on what was actually on the ballot and how much money we just authorized spending – see my previous article here: https://scrosnoe.wordpress.com/2018/03/06/oklahoma-special-elections/
Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Results are in – Bartlesville Passed all 4 Propositions