City of Tulsa

Tulsa's Kendall Whittier neighborhood, certainly the city's most diverse neighborhood, is poised for new development.

Tulsa Sales Tax Up Again

Jul 9, 2012
KWGS News

City Reports Sales Taxes, Use Taxes for July Mayor Dewey Bartlett said today that the City of Tulsa’s sales tax revenue for mid-May to mid-June, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, is increased from the same period last year. Overall, Tulsa received $19,493,777 in sales tax for the period, compared to $17,120,560 a year ago. That increase includes an additional 0.167 percent sales tax that formerly went to Tulsa County but now is funding capital improvement projects from the 2008 Fix Our Streets funding package. The collections are 4.5 percent above budget estimates.

Budget Vote Expected This Week

Jun 18, 2012
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We are getting down to the wire on the new city budget.

The city's spending plan must be in place by the end of this month. Mayor Bartlett has praise for the way the council has handled the budget review.                             

The mayor submitted a budget of 703-million dollars back at the end of April.

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You will be paying more for water and sewer service in Tulsa. The Tulsa City Council voted last night to increase rates for City Utility Service.

Under the plan approved last night, water rates will increase 7%. Sewer rates will go up by 9%. The new rates will go into effect on October 1st.

The increase was requested in Mayor Bartlett’s budget proposal, submitted to the council in late April.

There was no council discussion last night on the rate hike and no members of the public signed-up to speak for-or-against the hike at last night’s meeting.

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The City of Tulsa will hold its surplus property auction on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The auction will start at 9:30 a.m. 

This spring’s auction includes about 170 vehicles, including a six-wheel all-terrain vehicle, six John Deere Gator utility vehicles,  five police motorcycles and an assortment of cars and large and small trucks, tractors, etc.

As part of the effort to become more environmentally friendly, the city of Tulsa is testing a new type of concrete. It’s called ‘pervious’ and it’s more porous and able to contain water runoff much better than most concrete materials. Jack Petreikis is Director of the state concrete association. He says the environmental properties of the product is the big reason why it’s getting so much attention.

                            

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