TULSA, Okla. - Tulsa City Council approved Mayor G.T. Bynum's budget plan for the 2019-2020 fiscal year Wednesday.
Mayor Bynum proposed the $846 million budget in late April. The budget includes all city funds, operations and capital funding from Improve Our Tulsa and Vision Tulsa.
“The Mayor and the Council continue to work together extremely well, which benefits both our City and citizens,” Council Chair Phil Lakin said. “Unanimous approval of this budget is no surprise, because we collectively wrote it and prioritized initiatives that will make Tulsa a globally competitive, world-class city.”
Budget highlights include focuses on public safety, community development, employee compensation, and economic development.
- Public Safety
- Community Development
- Housing Opportunity Partnership to address vacant and abandoned houses/create opportunities for homeownership
- Increased funds for animal welfare (field coverage, shelter hours)
- Employee Compensation
- Competitive compensation for all employee groups for recruitment and retainment of public servants.
- Economic Development
- AERO BRT route to debut with free rides for one month.
- Funds to triple "Rainy Day Fund" top combat difficult economic circumstances.
The budget represents the fiscal year starting July 1.
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