River Task Force Seeks Civic Group Feedback
The Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force has created an
email address to receive ideas on river development from civic
Groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, church groups, Boy
Scouts and Girl Scouts, young professionals, active seniors and
others are encouraged to provide their feedback on river
development by emailing: email@example.com.
No idea is too big or too small. Comments may range from: river
infrastructure needs and priorities, environmental and habitat
concerns, or river development ideas.
City Councilor G.T. Bynum, chairman of the Arkansas River
Infrastructure Task Force, said:
"We're asking civic groups throughout the region to join us in
this discussion. We want to know what kind of proposal you'd like
to see and what kinds of features should be included in any
long-term plan. All of our meetings and findings are available
online for your use. The more eyes and minds we can focus on
this issue, the better the final ballot proposal will be."
Proposals received will periodically be posted online for the
public to review.
Watch all the meetings of the Arkansa River Infrastructure Task
Force on demand at tgovonline.org
City of Tulsa Receives Public Safety Grant for 61st and Peoria
Councilors Cue and Bynum joined other city officials to announce
the City of Tulsa will receive $100,000 through the Byrne Crime
Innovation Planning Grant for the 61st and Peoria
The grant will provide funding for crime analysis, which will
help form a strategic plan outlining specific data-driven and
evidence-based interventions to help reduce violent crime.
Over the next 18 months, the Tulsa Police Riverside Division,
South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation and the City of
Tulsa Grants and Human Rights divisions, will work with the
University of Cincinnati to develop the strategic plan.
The City of Tulsa was competing with large metropolitan cities
for this Department of Justice grant.
After the first phase and strategic plan is complete, Tulsa can
apply for the Byrne Implementation Grant, which could be awarded up
to $1 million.
Councilors Cue and Bynum have also been working steadily over
the past year to improve the area through the 61st and Peoria
Quality of Life Task Force, created in January 2013.
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" about Billy
Beane, general manager of the Oakland A's. 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.
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