|Updated: 11/08/2013 5:27 pm
||Published: 11/08/2013 12:37 pm
The "Improve Our Tulsa" campaign has the support of current and former city leaders. Even though they're facing off at the polls on Tuesday, Mayor Dewey Bartlett, and his opponent, former mayor Kathy Taylor shared the podium, and they sounded remarkably similar, as they shared why they both support these improvements.
"If we do want to keep attracting commerce and citizens to our city, we have to expand and improve our infrastructure, and that's what this is about," said Bartlett.
"It provides great amenities to attract young families and population to Tulsa, like the library and zoo, important aspects of the cultural and quality of life of our city," said Taylor.
Just a year ago, voters overwhelmingly rejected the Vision2 Improvement Package. So we asked what makes this different.
"We're not talking about paying private companies to come to Tulsa, which Vision2 was about. We're not talking about fixing up buildings for private companies, which Vision2 was about. This is about very basic nuts and bolts, basic government stuff," said G.T. Bynum, city councilor.
He went on to say, "There's no gold plating in this. We've gone through it too many times with a fine-toothed comb."
When you go to the polls Tuesday, on the front side of your ballot you'll see Proposition 2, which is a sales tax extension to cover street projects, money for police and fire, and improvements to city-owned facilities, including the Gilcrease Museum, PAC and Tulsa Zoo. On the back side of your ballot, you'll see Proposition 3, which is a bond proposal for street and bridge improvements.