The Oklahoma City Council is expected to vote today to put on the Dec. 8 ballot a proposal to extend for seven years and nine months a temporary 1% sales tax set to expire in April 2010.

The Metropolitan Area Projects 3 plan outlined by Mayor Mick Cornett last week would generate $771 million over the seven-year span to provide $280 million for a new convention center, $130 million for transit projects that include a downtown streetcar and commuter rail system, and $130 million for a 70-acre downtown park.

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