Mayor and Council Reach Vision Tax Accord
The Mayor and the Tulsa City Council come to tentative terms on a Vision Sales Tax Renewal proposal to submit to voters next spring. Final details still need to be worked out after the first of the year.
The agreement includes a public safety component that Mayor Bartlett wanted and other project for economic Development and Arkansas River enhancement
The proposed package includes:
- $157-Million for the Arkansas River low water dams and other amenities.
- $268-Million for public safety including new officers, firefighters and emergency operators at the Tulsa's 911 Center.
- $366-Million for Economic Development projects including:
$69-Million for the Gilcrease Museum
$60-Million for Transit
$32-Million for Airport improvements
$30-Million for Zoo Improvements
$18-Million for BMX National Headquarters
$15-Million for Center of the Universe Transportation Hub
$12-Million for a North Peoria Business Park at Mohawk Boulevard
$10-Million for Route 66 Trust
$9-Million for improvements at the Air National Guard Station.
There are other, smaller projects on the list.