If you are an Oklahoma City resident, tomorrow is voting day! Voters are reminded to have an approved form of photo ID or their official Voter ID Card ready when they arrive to cast their ballot. To check or update your registration status, visit the Oklahoma State Election Board’s website. Find your polling place on your voter ID card or use the online voter tool.
The vote will be on proposed Charter amendments that affects employment restrictions for Oklahoma City Council
members and a proposed change to the ONG franchise agreement that affects franchise fees ONG pays to the City.
Proposition 1: ONG franchise agreement
The proposed change to the ONG franchise agreement
clarifies the definition of gross cash receipts, which determine the franchise fees ONG pays to the City.
After negotiations, the City and ONG agreed the definition should include certain receipts the City had contended should already be included.
If the change is approved, ONG’s residential and commercial natural gas customers in Oklahoma City could see an increase in their gas bill of about 0.1 percent (10 cents on a $100 gas bill).
ONG would pay the City about $225,000 in additional annual franchise fees, an increase of about 4 percent. Franchise fees go into the City’s General Fund, which pays for day-to-day operations like police officer and firefighter salaries.