After Hearing 130 Vision Proposals in Recent Weeks, the Tulsa City Council Must Now Narrow Them Down

Sep 21, 2015

The proposals for the City of Tulsa's Vision sales-tax extension are all now in, and those proposals are many and varied. Some are, indeed, visionary; others seem fanciful. Some are familiar; others seem quite novel. All of the proposals -- there were more than 130 in total -- address perceived needs of one kind or another in our community, and taken together, they tally more than $2 billion in spending. Now comes the difficult task of narrowing down the numerous needs, goals, and desires in these proposals to a coherent set of projects that will be put before voters in April of next year. How exactly will this narrowing-down occur? And what will this process entail? Our guest on ST speaks to these questions: Anna America represents District 7 on the Tulsa City Council. As a co-chair of Council's Vision Task Force, she's heard all of the proposals that were made over the summer, and she tells us about the course that the Council will take (with ample public input in the mix, to be sure) in order to consolidate or winnow these proposals.