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Council Approves City Budget

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The Tulsa City Council finishes its tweaks on the new city budget. It comes, as the mayor’s proposal did, to $711-million dollars.

It includes funding for an additional police academy. It also calls for civilian workers to be hired, so that trained officers are out on the street rather than doing desk work.

Non-sworn, or rank and file, city workers would get a 1% pay hike under the council’s plan. The city’s mowing cycle would be stepped up. There would also be funding available to Crime Stoppers prevention program.

The Council says the savings would come from reduced hiring and delaying computer purchases.