Capital & Operational Programs

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Capital Improvement Projects

Below is a map providing details for the different projects and funding initiatives for capital improvements and bond projects within the City. The map also provides a status update for projects currently in progress. Access the full map.

2018 Build Our Future GO Bond

On August 28, 2018, Broken Arrow voters approved the largest municipal bond package in the history of the City. The complete package totaled approximately $210 million over six propositions:

  • Proposition 1: Transportation
    • $142.625 million 
    • 74% approved
  • Proposition 2: Public Safety
    • $20.35 million
    • 71% approved
  • Proposition 3: Parks and Recreation
    • $17.75 million
    • 68% approved
  • Proposition 4: Public Facilities
    • $16.8 million
    • 62 percent approved
  • Proposition 5: Stormwater
    • $7.5 million
    • 75% approved
  • Proposition 6: Drainage
    • $5.5 million
    • 73% approved

A total of 88 projects appeared on the project list, including:

  • Widen Houston (81st) Street from Garnett Road to Aspen (145th) Avenue
  • Widen 23rd Street (County Line) between Omaha (51st) to Albany (61st) Streets
  • Improve intersections on 9th Street (Lynn Lane) near Highway 51
  • Improve drainage in neighborhoods
  • Construct Fire Station No. 7
  • Construct meeting center for veterans
  • Construct Senior Citizen Center annex facility
  • Various Parks improvements throughout the City

2018 Build Our Future BA GO Bond Documents

Bond History

October 2, 2018

The City of Broken Arrow has authorized but unsold bond funds related to projects approved by the citizens of Broken Arrow in August 2014 and August 2018 in the amount of $221,910,000.

Staff is recommending the sale of $10,860,000 in bonds authorized in 2014 and the sale of $12,500,000 in bonds authorized in 2018 for the projects shown on the attached exhibits.

The sale of these bonds in these amounts will allow the City to complete the sale of the 2014 GO bonds and begin the planned sales of the 2018 GO bonds. The sale date will be set at the October 16, 2018 Council meeting and the sale awarded at a November 2018 Council meeting with the closing on the bonds to take place at the end of December 2018.

Broken Arrow residents have a history of approving general obligation and revenue bond issues for the City of Broken Arrow. With the passage of these bond issues, the City is able to improve infrastructure and keep up with the rapid growth occurring in Broken Arrow.

What is a General Obligation Bond?

A general obligation bond, or GO Bond, is a common financing tool local and state governments use to fund certain projects, namely large capital improvements like roads, bridges, flood control, parks and public buildings.

In Oklahoma, the property tax received by the City, also known as ad valorem tax, is used to pay the interest and principal on GO Bonds. GO Bonds must be approved by a vote of the people.

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