OKC to Hold Presentation on MAPS and Mental Health Next Week

The Oklahoma City Council will hold a presentation on MAPS 4 and the proposal to use some of that funding to build more mental health facilities on Tuesday, August 6, at 9:00 AM.

This follows a town hall meeting at NorthCare, a mental health clinic in Oklahoma City, held at the end of July.

Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert and a panel of experts took about 90 minutes to talk about the budding proposal and its benefits to taxpayers and the community at large.

Blumert told the packed auditorium at NorthCare that each proposed facility built under MAPS would save tax money on top of preventing incarceration, emergency room visits and homelessness.

The proposal included building more crisis centers to meet demand, opioid detox units, and up to 30 units of single site supported housing with 24-hour wrap-around services.

City Council will meet at City Hall, 200 N. Walker Ave. Parking is available at the Sheridan-Walker Parking Garage (501 W. Sheridan).

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Trevor Hultner is an Oklahoma City writer.

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