Most Tulsa City Councilors now favor two separate ballot initiatives going to voters…one for streets, one for other capital needs. Councilor G.T. Bynum proposed the idea after hearing from citizens who prefer a stand-alone street question. He says voters are suspicious the package would be loaded up with fluff by elected leaders in the hope the popularity of streets would help with passage of other capital projects.
Bynum’s also concerned the upcoming mayoral race would politicize the tax extension issue. He would like to see a vote on a streets only package in November, and delay a vote on other capital projects until next year.