Local & Regional
12:35 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

City Seeks Input on Use of Vision Funds

Mayor Bartlett and Tulsa City Councilors will host five public forums across Tulsa to receive citizen input for Vision2 projects.

Earlier this week, the Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution which would give the citizens of Tulsa an opportunity to vote for an extension of the Vision2025 program on November 6. With a potential extension, the City of Tulsa must identify projects for inclusion in the new Vision2 program.

After public forums are held, a resolution will be created comprised of projects Tulsa will pursue with Vision2 funds. If Vision2 is approved on November 6, the city of Tulsa will gain financing for projects outlined in the city resolution. While each project will vary on completion time, all Vision2 initiatives set forth by citizens would be complete by 2029.

Tulsa is home to the largest Vision 2025 project, the award-winning BOK Center. Since opening four years ago, the BOK Center has brought world class entertainment to Tulsa. The BOK Center is ranked 21st in the nation and 45th worldwide in total event ticket sales. Other highly recognized Vision2025 projects include the enhancement and promotion of the 26 miles of historic Route 66 stretching from east to west through Tulsa; and funding for neighborhoods citywide to celebrate their uniqueness and historic character.

“In 2003, voters passed Vision2025 which has enabled Tulsans to enjoy many new facilities and receive funding for various neighborhood and infrastructure projects that could not be realized without Vision2025 funding,” Mayor Dewey Bartlett said. “With Tulsa potentially receiving funding for continued economic development, we want to receive feedback from citizens on how we can best invest in our community.”

Public Forums:

Monday, August 27, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tulsa Webster High School Auditorium
1919 West 40th St.

Friday, August 31, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
TCC Northeast Campus
3727 East Apache St.

Wednesday, September 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
OU-Tulsa Shusterman Center Auditorium
4502 E. 41st St.
(Come and go forum, lunch not provided)

Wednesday, September 5, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
TBD

Friday, September 7, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
TBD

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