City of Tulsa

StudioTulsa
5:07 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Is Vision2 a Good Idea for the Greater Tulsa Area? Or Isn't It?

Aired on Thursday, September 6th.

TulsaNow, which has been around for more than a decade, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "help Tulsa become the most vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous city of our size.

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StudioTulsa
3:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Vision2: A Proposal to Extend Vision 2025 Sales Taxes for Growth and Improvement in Tulsa County

Aired on Tuesday, August 28th.

On today's StudioTulsa, we hear about Vision2, the proposal by Tulsa County to extend the Vision 2025 six-tenths-of-a-penny sales tax that is set to expire in 2017.

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StudioTulsa
1:03 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Theatre Tulsa @ 90

Aired on Friday, August 24th.

On this edition of ST, we're talking about the past, present, and future of Theatre Tulsa, one of the oldest arts organizations in the state. Established in 1922, Theatre Tulsa is actually the oldest community theatre west of the Mississippi River. Over the years, it's brought hundreds of productions to the people of Tulsa. It premiered the first-ever community theatre productions of "Our Town" in 1939, "All My Sons" in 1947, and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" in 1993.

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StudioTulsa
3:55 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

"Dan's War on Poverty:A Grassroots Crusade for Social Justice" (Encore presentation)

Aired on Monday, August 13th.

On this encore edition of ST, we speak with the Tulsa-based writer, consultant, and activist Ann Patton, who's published a biography of the late Father Dan Allen, a Catholic priest turned social activist who worked incessantly (and memorably) to combat poverty and promote equality in Tulsa in the 1960s and beyond. Father Dan is probably best known for creating the Tulsa-area social service agency, Neighbor for Neighbor, which is still around today.

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StudioTulsa
11:10 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Ending Chronic Homelessness in Tulsa

Aired on Thursday, August 9th.

On this edition of our show, we hear from Michael Brose and Greg Shinn of the Mental Health Association of Tulsa. Over the years, MHAT has been assembling properties to offer housing to the chronically homeless. Today, they have over 650 units of housing --- and an amazing track record of getting people off the streets and into permanent housing. Their approach is labeled "Housing First," and according to the most recent census, there are fewer than 100 chronic homeless on Tulsa's streets today.

StudioTulsa
4:05 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Official News and Horticultural Views on Water Usage in the City of Tulsa

Aired on Tuesday, July 31st.

Earlier today, Mayor Dewey Bartlett asked the citizens of Tulsa and its surrounding communities to voluntarily restrict their water usage. This request was based on that fact that 207.3 million gallons of water were used by Tulsans yesterday; this amount surpassed the point at which City of Tulsa ordinance requires the mayor to ask for voluntary restrictions on outside watering. In fact, if the same rate of water usage occurs today, Tuesday the 31st, then Tulsans will be looking at mandatory water restrictions.

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StudioTulsa
12:55 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Tulsa's Kendall Whittier Neighborhood Looking Forward to New Development

Aired on Friday, July 13th.

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

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Local & Regional
2:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Tulsa Sales Tax Up Again

City Hall at One Technology Center in downtown Tulsa
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.

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Local & Regional
7:05 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Budget Vote Expected This Week

KWGS News File photo

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.

Local & Regional
8:08 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Water and Sewer Rates to Increase in Tulsa

Tulsa's water supply lake near Mohawk Park
KWGS News File photo

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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