$918 Million Proposal Headed to Tulsa Voters

Aug 23, 2013

Credit KWGS News

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.