Council Adds OSU Med Center to Vision List

Sep 28, 2012

The Tulsa City Council approves projects for the Vision 2 that will be on the ballot in November. A late add to the list is the OSU Medical Center Birthing Center. City Council Chair G.T. Bynum tweaked the numbers to find the cash. The center will get $2.1-Million, if the plan is approved by voters.                                      

The Council did hear pleas from both sides of the issue, including one from former Councilor John Eagleton. He urged voters to reject the plan. He especially dislikes the closing fund to be used to seal economic development deals. He says some have called it a slush fund for the county.

Low water dams, the Tulsa Zoo, library improvements and funding to clean brownfield sites were all included in the council’s project list.