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District forum in north Tulsa put needed issues out in the open

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Reported by: Brittany Jeffers
Updated: 1/19 12:28 am Published: 1/19 12:26 am

Dozens filled the Rudisill Library in North Tulsa for a district forum Saturday afternoon.

It was a chance for open dialogue between elected representatives and Tulsa residents.

Tulsans came out to discuss issues such as health care, education, economic development and public safety.

Local leaders, elected official and individuals leading grass roots organizations meet regularly, come up with ideas and then can push at the city and state level.

This meeting was a chance for collaboration and open dialogue.

District 73 Rep. Kevin Matthews told FOX23 that was the point.

"The main goal of the district forum is to have the opportunity to have individuals come to the town square and get informed on all of the things that are happening in the area," he said.

One of the main topics was health care.

"After doing some  research, I realized there is a 14-year disparity in ages between the residents of North Tulsa and South Tulsa," said Matthews.

Lori Gore-Green is an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology.

She says awareness and action needs to be taken in health care.

"If there is no intervention intervention, it is going to continue it is going to worsen and that won't be good for Tulsa as a whole," said Gore-Green.

With issues like health discussed in the open, leaders and citizens say this is a solid foundation for action.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/19/2014 3:11 PM
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