City Hall http://publicradiotulsa.org en G.T. Bynum, Tulsa City Councilor for District 9, on the Proposed Capital Improvement Project http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gt-bynum-tulsa-city-councilor-district-9-proposed-capital-improvement-project <p>The Tulsa City Council is now moving forward on a $919 million capital improvement project that would continue this community's Fix Our Streets sales tax and property taxes for an additional 5 to 5.5 years in order to fund continued street construction, rehabilitation and widening projects, and a number of other capital improvement projects. Capital improvement, you ask? Well, it's not money for more police officers or more fire-fighters, as our guest notes today, but more money for the cars, trucks, and other equipment these city employees need to do their job (as but one example). Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:57:49 +0000 Rich Fisher 43624 at http://publicradiotulsa.org G.T. Bynum, Tulsa City Councilor for District 9, on the Proposed Capital Improvement Project Sales Tax Collections Steady in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/sales-tax-collections-steady-tulsa-0 <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">&nbsp;</span></font></span><p></p><p>Mayor Dewey Bartlett said the City of Tulsa’s sales tax revenue for mid-October to mid-November as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, totaled $19,110,236.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Dec 2012 14:43:57 +0000 KWGS News 30730 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Sales Tax Collections Steady in Tulsa Tulsa Lawsuit Settled http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-lawsuit-settled <p>The Tulsa City Council approves a $110,000 settlement in a lawsuit. It stems from a fatal shooting involving a police officer. It happened in 2009.</p><p>The council approved the settlement after Assistant City Attorney Gerald Bender said it would have cost up to $60,000 to provide expert testimony at trial.</p><p>Brandi Cox’s son &nbsp;was injured in the shooting and &nbsp;husband, Steven Paul Crowels, was killed.</p><p>Authorities say officer Jay Chiarito-Mazzarella fired on the vehicle after the driver put the car in reverse and tried to run him over.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:49:13 +0000 KWGS News 25351 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Lawsuit Settled Council/TFD Sponsor Supply Drive http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/counciltfd-sponsor-supply-drive <p>District 5 Councilor Karen Gilbert and Administrative Chief Jeremy Moore announced a new partnership this afternoon at the City Council Public Works Committee meeting. The Tulsa City Council and the Tulsa Fire Department are hosting a school supply drive to benefit Tulsa Public Schools starting Wednesday.</p><p>Families spend about $600 on average each year on school supplies, including the cost of back-to-school clothes, according to a study by the National Retail Federation. Gilbert said the City Council and the Fire Department are trying to help ease the burden.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:08:01 +0000 KWGS News 23009 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Council/TFD Sponsor Supply Drive New City Budget Approved http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-city-budget-approved <p>The City of Tulsa has a new budget. The spending plan is just over $703-million. The document follows the budget plan submitted by Mayor Bartlett at the end of April.</p><p>It includes two-million dollars stashed away in the city&rsquo;s new savings account. Council Chair G-T Bynum says that is a good thing. He says when Tulsa faces another economic downturn, the city will have a cash&nbsp; cushion. It is a city version of the state&rsquo;s rainy day fund.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:04:30 +0000 KWGS News 20974 at http://publicradiotulsa.org New City Budget Approved Vote Tomorrow on Tulsa Budget http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/vote-tomorrow-tulsa-budget <p>A new Tulsa city budget must be in place in less than 10-days. The city council is expected to vote tomorrow night on Mayor Bartlett&rsquo;s $703-million plan.</p><p>The mayor has added several hundred-thousand dollars to the budget to step-up code enforcement in neighborhoods. The infusion of cash should help clean-up the city&rsquo;s blighted neighborhoods. The plan also calls for additional dollars to be spent on graffiti removal.</p><p>The Council meeting will be at 6PM tomorrow night.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:15:12 +0000 KWGS News 20845 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Vote Tomorrow on Tulsa Budget City Council elections set http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/city-council-elections-set <p>We now know who the candidates will be in the Tulsa City council&rsquo;s first-ever non-partisan election:</p><p><strong>District #-1:</strong> Twan Jones will try again to knock off incumbent&nbsp; councilor Jack Henderson</p><p><strong>District #-4:&nbsp;</strong> Blake Ewing is up for another term. He was the only one to file in District #-4</p><p><strong>District #-7:&nbsp; </strong>Arianna Moore filed in opposition to incumbent Thomas Mansur.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:19:09 +0000 KWGS News 16715 at http://publicradiotulsa.org City Council elections set