Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force
The Tulsa City Council and Mayor Bartlett established the
Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force to consider the best
course of action to build long-planned river corridor
The task force, which included representatives from surrounding
communities and other stakeholders, conducted eleven fact-finding
meetings from December 2013 through May 2014 to learn more about
different aspects of river infrastructure development
opportunities, challenges and costs.
The task force meets on the following dates at 9 a.m. on the
fourth floor of City Hall:
- October 2
- October 16
- October 30
- November 20
- December 11
Watch the task force meetings live on TGOV Cox Cable channel 24
or online at tgovonline.org
Contact your City Councilor with your input by calling
918-596-1990 or by email.
Councilor Bynum Selected for New Moneyball for Government Program
Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum was chosen today to participate
in a nationwide program that aims to use principles made famous in
baseball in local government.
The goal of the program, called the Local Moneyball for
Government Fellowship Program, is for local governments to get
better results with limited budgets through increasing the use of
data, evidence and evaluation when spending taxpayer money.
The program's name is based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of
Winning an Unfair Game" about Billy Beane, general manager of the
Oakland Athletics. Beane built competitive baseball teams through
the use of data despite his limited funds. The book was later
adapted into a film.
Councilor Bynum, the only city councilor selected, will join 10
other senior local government officials from across the country who
were chosen through a competitive national selection process to
participate in the rigorous 18-month initiative.
City Council Approves Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget
The Tulsa City Council approved the City of Tulsa fiscal year
2014-2015 budget on June 19. The budget totals about $688 million,
down about 2 percent from the previous year.
After weeks of public meetings and listening to the concerns of
citizens, the Council amended the budget to restore funding to
transit and the arts. These programs were slated to be cut in the
Programs will be funded through increased revenues, mainly raised
from fee increases: $100,000 from court fee increases and $667,000
from alarm fees. Additional revenue includes $20,000 from a Transit
Matters donation and $8,000 in added revenue from the Henthorne
Performing Arts Center.
Of this $795,000 increase in revenue, $250,000 will reestablish 57
crossing guard positions, $210,019 restores Tulsa Transit service
hours and routes, $108,000 goes to keep Henthorne PAC doors open,
$80,000 funds Tulsa's Main Streets programs and $146,981 is added
to the unassigned fund balance.
Saturday, Oct. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 26:
- Free Landfill Days for Tulsa Utility Customers from 7 a.m.
- 3 p.m. at the Quarry Landfill, 13740 E. 46th St. North. More
Saturday, Nov. 1:
- City of Tulsa Surplus Auction at 108 North Trenton. The
auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. More info
Tuesday, Nov. 11:
- City Observed Holiday, Veteran's Day
Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28:
- City Observed Holiday, Thanksgiving Holiday