Final meeting for jail funding Thursday night


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Reported by: Lynn Casey
Updated: 1/23 10:15 pm Published: 1/23 10:00 pm


A final meeting was held Thursday night to discuss the future of the Juvenile Justice Center and the Tulsa County Jail.

FOX23 got a chance to speak with a county commissioner about what's next for this proposal.

"They've been very well attended; shockingly well attended. We're very pleased. Of course we'd always like more to help us get the word out," said Ron Peters, county commissioner.

There have been seven meetings with speakers from the county, including the chief juvenile judge, district attorney and sheriff.

Now that they've told everyone what the need is, they'll work on getting the proposal on the April 1 ballot.

"We're having a special management conference of the board of county commissioners tomorrow. We'll be talking about everything we've heard in the seven town hall meetings we've had. We'd decide if the things we've been talking about are supported by the public," Peters said.

Thursday they decided they will ask for funding for both the jail expansion and the new Juvenile Justice Center.

Residents will vote on it as one $55-million package.

"It will not be a tax increase for the citizens of Tulsa. It will be a slight increase for those outside the City of Tulsa in the county," said Peters.


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Unwashed Mass - 1/24/2014 10:47 AM
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The solution to overcrowding at the Moss Jail is stop incarcerating people for petty offenses like parking tickets. Then there's all the bogus bar sweeps and warrant sweeps, all with no plan whatsoever as to where to lock those people up.
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