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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 infrastructure.

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

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 infrastructure.
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.
Contact your City Councilor with your input by calling 918-596-1990 or visit http://tulsacouncil.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.
The 10 other fellows come from the local governments of Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

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.

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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 proposed budget.

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.

Read more  here

 

Upcoming Events

 

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 info here.

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 here.

Tuesday, Nov. 11:

  • City Observed Holiday, Veteran's Day

Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28:

  • City Observed Holiday, Thanksgiving Holiday

 

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