Mayor Presents City Budget to Council
Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented the proposed City of
Tulsa Fiscal Year 2013-2014 budget to the Tulsa City Council
on April 30.
View the entire budget
here (7.53 MB)
View the mayor's budget speech
View the budget transmittal letter
Watch the televised budget presentation
Door-to-Door Solicitation Rules
It's spring in Tulsa and with the warmer weather comes
more knocks on the door from solicitors. The City Council passed an
ordinance last March to give citizens more tools to protect
themselves and their property from unwanted
1. Solicitors may only come to your door between the hours of
8 a.m. and 7 p.m.
2. Solicitors are now required by law to obey signs
such as "No Soliciting" or "No Trespassing"
3. If you direct a solicitor to leave your property,
he or she must do so by law
If solicitors in your neighborhood break any of these rules, call
The maximum penalty for breaking the ordinance is a
fine up to $1,200 and six months in jail.
Follow this link and click on District 9 to hear Councilor Bynum
talk more about the issue in the April edition of "Council District
Capital Improvements Program Taking Shape
The City Council is working on the development of a new
infrastructure funding package. This will replace the previous 2008
Fix-Our-Streets program, which expires in 2014.
The 2008 package, which was funded by a 1.167 percent sales tax
and general obligation bonds, went entirely toward fixing streets.
The next package would not raise taxes, but extend these existing
funding sources. It will also address high priority needs in other
"The needs we are reviewing are very basic, bread-and-butter
city needs: fixing streets, buying police cars and fire trucks,
replacing water lines, et cetera," Councilor G.T. Bynum said.
The Capital Improvements Program Task Force, which was
established last July, is charged with developing the next
First, the task force will meet with each City department to
learn about their prioritized needs. The City Council will then
analyze and present these needs to the citizens of Tulsa in a
series of town hall meetings. At these meetings, the City Council
will solicit feedback from citizens about the program.
Next, the City Council and the mayor will draft a proposed
capital improvements program, which incorporates resident feedback,
and present it to citizens in a second series of town hall
Last, the program will be finalized and placed on a ballot for
voter consideration in November.
"The Council has uniformly agreed that we want the assembly of
this package to be very public and very thorough," Bynum said.
"We started a year in advance to accomplish this goal and
look forward to hearing from the citizens of Tulsa about the kind
of city we want to spend the next five years building."
See an overview of our infrastructure needs and potential
funding sources here.
See the tentative schedule of the Council's Capital Improvement
Program Task Force