Tax would go to improve Ford Center, in hopes of landing Sonics

Updated: January 2, 2008, 4:16 PM ET
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma City residents will vote March 4 on whether to levy a one-cent sales tax to pay for improvements at Ford Center in hopes of luring an NBA team, the City Council decided Wednesday.

The vote will take place about six weeks before NBA owners meet to vote on an application by the Seattle SuperSonics to relocate to Oklahoma City.

The tax would last for 15 months, starting on Jan. 1, 2009, the day after a current one-cent sales tax used to fund school improvements ...

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