African-American Affairs Commission
District 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper and Mayor G.T.
Bynum announced today that an ordinance will be
sent to the Tulsa City Council to create the Greater Tulsa Area
African-American Affairs Commission.
The Commission will serve in an advisory and advocacy capacity
to City and County officials to encourage and promote unity,
purpose and understanding among the African-American population of
the greater Tulsa area.
Vison Tulsa Timeline Announced
The Tulsa City Council and Mayor G.T. Bynum and
the announced the funding timeline for the historic Vision
Tulsa economic development projects, with more than 80 percent of
the 37 projects funded completely within the first five years. Four
additional projects would receive annual appropriations from the
As a result of the work City staff has done to time bond issues for
advance funding, the City will be able to fund 80 percent of the
projects within the first five years, allowing the City to benefit
from the economic impact and growth they'll generate.
Thursday, February 9 - North Tulsa Grocery Store Bus Tour
Councilor Hall-Harper will host a North Tulsa Grocery Store Bus
Tour for district 1 residents on Thursday, Feb. 9, to visit the
Save-A-Lot grocery store in west Tulsa in an effort to address the
lack of food security in north Tulsa. Participants will meet at the
North Pointe Business Center at the corner of E. Pine St. and
M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. at 6 p.m. The tour will then depart at
approximately 6:30 p.m. for the Save-A-Lot grocery store in west
Tulsa, 4229 Southwest Blvd.
"Because of the subpar Save-A-Lot store on Pine and Lewis, there
are many citizens in my district that have a poor perception of the
Save-A-Lot brand," Councilor Hall-Harper said. "I am hosting this
bus tour in an effort to educate the community about the quality of
the store in west Tulsa and to inform residents that if the brand
opens a new store in north Tulsa, it will have the same
The west Tulsa Save-A-Lot store is owned and operated by Honor
Capital, a veteran-owned business that opens grocery stores in
underserved communities or "food deserts."
Residents will have the opportunity to see how the west Tulsa
store is managed and have questions answered by the owners.
Wednesday, February 22 - Next City Council Meeting
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the Council Chamber on the
second floor of City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St.