Councilors Approve Resolution Regarding Sales Tax Extension
ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 7-16-2015
City Councilors unanimously approved a resolution on Thursday
providing that the City will work toward an April 2016 renewal of
the 0.6 percent sales tax currently known as Vision 2025. The
resolution also stated that the City will continue its ongoing
analysis of public safety operating needs with the intention of
developing a future proposal.
Councilor G.T. Bynum said:
"This resolution provides greater clarity to our fellow Tulsans
and our neighbors in surrounding communities about the intent of
the City of Tulsa as it relates to a renewal of Vision 2025. We
still have much more work to do, but this is an important start. I
am pleased that we continue to develop consensus around this
program that is so crucial to our community's future."
The sales tax extension proposal will be primarily a capital
improvements program, focusing on economic development, public
safety, connectivity and community well-being.
Councilor Karen Gilbert said:
"This resolution clarifies our pathway of moving forward with
the renewal of Vision 2025. We still have lots of work to do to put
together a firm package for economic development and to make sure
that our public safety departments - police, fire and street crews
- are well funded for generations to come. As we go through this
process, we will make sure public safety is addressed to make the
citizens of Tulsa feel safer."
In addition, the resolution states that City leaders will work
with colleagues at Tulsa County and in neighboring communities to
address shared goals for capital improvements within the