Local & Regional
Fri August 23, 2013
$918 Million Proposal Headed to Tulsa Voters
The Tulsa City Council votes to send a $918-million capital improvement plan to voters. It will be on the ballot in November.
It is confusing, but the city and county reached an agreement for the “four-to-fix” funding that both governments want. Basically, they would split the proceeds, although the city would collect more.
Under the new agreement, the city would go to voters with a one-point-one percent sales tax. The county could then call an election in the spring for a point-067 sales tax to finance its proposals. Tulsa Capital Improvement Task Force Chair G-T Bynum says all Tulsa projects would be completed, just not as rapidly.
The county wants the dollars for a new Juvenile Justice Center and renovations at the Tulsa jail.