Published December 4, 2019

The City of Lawton will hold a Special Election on February 11, 2020, in which Lawtonians will have the opportunity to approve innovative community projects through a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

“Voters will have the chance to affect positive change when they hit the polls in February, and help propel Lawton into the future,” said Mayor Stan Booker.

Projects have focused on areas of topmost priority for the community and come on the heels of public forums and presentations hosted by the Mayor. Key areas of the 2020 CIP – “PROPEL” – will include funding for demolition and curb appeal projects, street/sidewalk and infrastructure improvements, technology maintenance, industrial development, airport renewal, youth initiatives, LATS needs and facility upgrades.

Full details of the CIP, copies of presentations and additional election information can be found by clicking here.

City Manager Micheal Cleghorn said the CIP, which would be in effect through 2034 if passed, also addresses the need for long-term planning in the City of Lawton.

“Long-term planning is critical to the success of any organization,” he said, commenting on potential funds to create a Master Park Plan. “We must know where we are going and how we are going to get there.”

Citizens must register to vote by January 17, 2020, to cast a ballot in the Special Election. Early voting will be held on February 6 and 7, 2020. Questions regarding voting may be directed to the Comanche County Election Board at 580.353.1880.

See a CIP Video here featuring Mayor Stan Booker


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