Local & Regional
Fri March 7, 2014
Bartlett to Try Again with Public Safety Funding Proposal
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett will again offer a public safety proposal to help finance the operations of the police and ire departments.
In an interview with KWGS, the mayor says the proposal is still in its early stages, and he is not ready to give specifics. Last year, a similar proposal was derailed by the Tulsa City Council. Bartlett wants this new proposal to be presented to Tulsa voters.
The mayor says last year's proposal would have provided funding for over 40 firefighters and 70 new police officers. The plan would have provided for salaries and benefits.
The mayor told KWGS he has no time table for presenting the proposal to the City Council for consideration. Most likely any plan would have to be included as part of next year's city budget proposal. The mayor's portion of the city budget must be completed by the end of next month.