Improve Our Tulsa passes

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 11/12/2013 11:13 pm Published: 11/12/2013 8:21 pm

Around 8 o'clock Tuesday, the City Council along with the chamber stepped up to the podium and announced a victory for Improve Our Tulsa.

The $918 million proposal will fund improvements all around the city of Tulsa. Improving our streets is the biggest driving factor and this is Tulsa's largest ever improvement plan.

It had the support of both mayoral candidates and unanimous support from the Tulsa City Council.

The process for getting this proposal on the November ballot began with a look at the city's high-priority needs.

The biggest goal is to attract commerce and new citizens to Tulsa, but before we can do that supporters say we must expand and improve our infrastructure.

FOX23 spoke with Councilor GT Bynum and he tells us, "We've been working on this for over a year and we held over 50 public meetings putting this together and you can't really tally up all the hours that went into putting this together."

Improve our Tulsa includes great amenities to attract families to Tulsa like improvements to the library, the zoo and area parks and museums.

Councilor GT Bynum said this will be the largest investment in our city's streets since the middle of the 20th century.

The Tulsa Regional Chamber released this statement about the results: 

Tulsa voters made it clear tonight that they support continued improvement in our community. From the beginning, the Improve Our Tulsa campaign has been about addressing critical infrastructure and initiatives that keep Tulsa growing. The Chamber supports investment in our city's core services – safe streets and bridges, quality equipment for our police and fire, safe parks for our children, and public facilities that operate efficiently, as these are investments in the future of our children, and a thriving Tulsa in which they'll want to live, work and raise a family.

We are grateful to Tulsa voters for standing in support of these investments tonight, and to the city leaders who worked tirelessly over the past year to outline a course addressing these critical initiatives.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/13/2013 9:47 AM
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Bowlerdave #8 ^]] Trinity Episcopal serves the public 7 days a week from 8:30 am till 10:30 am !!! But you gotta be careful when you attend :-/ you may meet someone that you are unfamiliar with (yourself)

bowlerdave - 11/13/2013 8:29 AM
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Well, there goes my hope of getting 7 meals a week. Still have to stick to 5-6 for a while.
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