Regarding Tulsa's Quality of Life Report, Which Was Recently Presented to the City Council

Feb 4, 2015

From public transportation to park spaces, from educational opportunities to crime stats, from ethnic diversity to urban density, how does Tulsa measure up to other cities of its kind throughout the nation? In mid-January, the Tulsa City Council was presented with the annual Quality of Life Report for our city. This report -- per the City Council website, where you can read all of it -- is "an objective analysis of our community, compared to 20 peer cities. The report includes data on demographic trends, economic vitality, public safety, neighborhood vitality, human investment, citizen engagement, transportation, the environment, and recreation and culture." On this edition of ST, we discuss this Report with both City Councilor G.T. Bynum, who represents District 9, and Jack Blair, the City Council's Policy Administrator, who oversaw the execution of its findings. Mr. Blair also tells us that he'll be speaking about this Report in detail this evening, Wednesday the 4th, at a free-to-the-public Tulsa Now gathering. The Tulsa Now meeting happens at the Up With Trees headquarters, at 1102 South Boston, and it starts at 5:30pm.