Mayor Bartlett presented the streets and traffic portions of his public safety proposal to city councilors today.
Streets and Stormwater Director Roy Teeters said it’s clear how those areas tie in with public safety.
"All the traffic — potential accidents caused from trying to dodge potholes and also pay attention to the red light," Teeters said. "Is it yellow and it's fixing to turn red? And I've got to dodge this pothole and make it through that intersection."
Tulsa has nearly 4,400 lane miles of streets and not many workers to maintain them.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation has opened a tag office in Tulsa as it makes its license plates available to its citizens across Oklahoma.
Principal Chief Bill John Baker says demand is up for Cherokee Nation license plates, so it was necessary to open a Tulsa office so it can deliver tags in a timely manner.
The tag office opened Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It joins five others — at Adair, Collinsville, Jay, Sallisaw and Tahlequah. The new office is in the Cherokee Nation Welcome Center off of I-44 at 161st East Avenue
Revenue is up enough for a tax cut, but state lawmakers will have nearly $300 million dollars less to spend next year. That is the word from State Finance Director Preston Doerflighter.
Doerflinger announced Wednesday the estimate for general revenue fund collections for the upcoming fiscal year is about $60 million more than the estimate made in February 2013, thus triggering the cut.
A seven-member board led by Governor Mary Fallin will meet Thursday to certify the final figures.
Commissioner Ron Peters said it’s an extension of the existing agreement, which expired Oct. 31.
"To ensure that the City of Tulsa receives uninterrupted service at the jail and while simultaneously protecting the county, which is currently accepting prisoners without an agreement, we are retroactively extending the agreement to Nov. 1," Peters said.