As a lifelong resident, I too would love to have all the things that MAPS 3 promises. However, the city leaders do not want to pay for the services that a growing city like ours requires.
I have been an OKC firefighter for 15 years. Our department has decreased in number since I began my career, while the population has increased by nearly 100,000.
I don't know of a single firefighter or police officer in our great city that is against growth, but the leaders of this city need to address the core city services needed by a major league city before we add more rhinestones to our belt.
"Paul Williams, Oklahoma City