Public meetings begin to receive citizen comments on draft capital improvements funding package.
In a series of five public meetings beginning Tuesday, July 16, Tulsa residents will have opportunities to comment on a draft capital improvements funding package presented by Mayor Dewey Bartlett and the City Council.
The draft proposal includes capital improvement projects selected from among the needs presented by City departments earlier this year.
These public meetings will be held in several areas of the city to serve the different City Council districts. All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.
The schedule is as follows:
- July 30 – Martin Regional Library Auditorium, 2601 S. Garnett Road (Districts 5 and 6)
- Aug. 5 – OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Auditorium, 4502 E. 41st St. (Districts 4 and 9)
- Aug. 6 – Rudisill Regional Library – Library Hall, 1520 N. Hartford Ave. (Districts 1 and 3)
- Aug. 13 – Carbondale Assembly of God, 2135 W. 51st St. (District 2)
After public comments are received at the meetings, the capital improvements funding package will be finalized and placed on a ballot for voter consideration in November.
Tulsa voters can choose to approve funding for the selected capital improvement projects through sales tax and a general obligation bond issue.
This new funding package will replace the previous 2008 Fix Our Streets program, which expires in 2014.
The 2008 package, which was funded by a 1.167 percent sales tax and general obligation bonds, went entirely toward fixing streets. The next package will continue street improvements and address high priority needs in other City departments.