Town Hall Meetings Scheduled for Improve Our Tulsa Renewal


Five citywide town hall meetings have been scheduled for presentations, citizens' questions and comments about the Improve Our Tulsa renewal, scheduled for a vote on Nov. 12.

"Improve Our Tulsa is our basic streets and infrastructure program, and because of voter support for it in 2013 we've made critical progress in rehabilitating our roads after decades of neglect - but there is much more work to do," Mayor G.T. Bynum said. "In order to continue making progress, we need to renew this program that funds not just street work but also police cars, fire trucks, snow plows, our parks, and so much more. The Tulsa City Council and I will host town hall meetings citywide to visit with our fellow Tulsans about the priorities we as a community want to set. We hope all Tulsans will join us to discuss the essential needs of our city."

In 2018, the City of Tulsa conducted the Gallup-Tulsa Citivoice Index to assess quality of life and civic engagement among residents. Most citizens responding in this survey said that Tulsa's roads rank as a top priority for improvement.

Improve Our Tulsa town hall meetings all will begin at 6 p.m. The dates and locations are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 9 - Hardesty Regional Library Frossard Auditorium, 8316 E. 93rd St.
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Lewis and Clark Elementary School Auditorium, 737 S. Garnett Road (Spanish language interpreters will be available at this meeting.)
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Booker T. Washington High School Auditorium, 1514 E. Zion St. (canceled due to severe weather threat)
  • Tuesday, May 7 - Jewish Federation of Tulsa Sylvan Auditorium, 2021 E.71st St.
  • Monday, May 13 - OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center Perkins Auditorium, 4502 E. 41stSt
  • Tuesday, May 14 - Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave.
    (rescheduled from April 30)

"Tulsa has vital, core components, which we all use and collectively fund: our neighborhood and major streets; the equipment that's used to spread salt or rush to calls for help; the facilities where kids play, employees work, and treasured works of art are displayed," City Council Chairman Phil Lakin said. "Renewing Improve Our Tulsa is essential in maintaining these basic, yet critical, elements of our City, to improve our quality of life and allow Tulsa to continue to grow and thrive. I encourage folks to come to our public meetings and help us prioritize how we invest our funds to better our Tulsa."

In the years since Tulsa voters approved the first Improve Our Tulsa capital improvements package, the City of Tulsa has been working diligently to complete those projects.

Improve Our Tulsa progress includes the following:

  • Twenty-two neighborhood street rehabilitation projects and 11 arterial street rehabilitation projects are completed, with 13 projects currently under construction. The rest of the projects are in various stages of design.
  • The largest Improve Our Tulsa street project completed so far is Riverside Drive between 24thStreet and 33rd Place. Also completed are nearby rehabilitation projects on East 31st Street between Riverside Drive and Peoria Avenue, and on Riverside between Joe Creek and 81stStreet.
  • Other completed projects include North Mingo Road, East 36th Street to East 46thStreet; the North Mingo Road and East 46th Street intersection; East 51stStreet, South Sheridan Road to South Memorial Drive; the East 61st Street and South Sheridan Road intersection, and South Sheridan Road, East 81st Street to East 91stStreet.
  • Some non-street projects completed include the new Lost Kingdom exhibit at Tulsa Zoo, new playgrounds at Lacy Park and Hunter Park, and the new McClure Park pool.

Tulsans can also provide feedback about Improve Our Tulsa by responding to survey questions on Feedback Tulsa - Leading up to the town hall meetings, citizens can get more information about Improve Our Tulsa and the upcoming meetings at

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First Meeting on Equality Indicators to Take Place This June


The Tulsa City Council announced dates for the first of four special meetings on select topics from the City of Tulsa's 2018 and 2019 Equality Indicator Reports.

The first special meeting will cover the report's findings regarding racial and gender disparities in police arrests of juveniles on Wednesday, June 26, in the Williams Theatre of the Tulsa Performing Arts Center at 110 E. 2nd St. The Council will hear from and ask questions of panelists of experts and community representatives.

This special meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m., after the conclusion of an abbreviated, regularly scheduled Council meeting at 5 p.m. in City Hall.

In March, Councilors voted to take citizen comments and suggested questions on the equality indicator topics one week in advance of each special meeting. The early public comment period will allow the Council to incorporate citizen feedback into its panel discussions. Public input for the first topic will be received during the regular Wednesday Council meeting on June 19 at 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 175 E. 2nd St.

Citizens wishing to speak on the first topic should complete a Request to Speak card in-person June 19, prior to the agenda item being read. Council staff will begin accepting Request to Speak cards at 4 p.m. on June 19 in the Council Chamber on the second floor of City Hall. Council rules will be adjusted for this item to allow for more individuals to provide public input. Each speaker will have up to three minutes to address the Council, with a maximum of one hour dedicated to receive this public input.

Councilors will also receive comments and input from citizens regarding the equality indicators report on the theme of justice at a Community Listening Session on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rudisill Regional Library at 1520 N. Hartford Ave.

And citizens are always welcome to contact their Councilor directly on any topic by phone or email. Councilor contact information can be found on the Council website here or by calling 918-596-1990.

The remaining three special meetings will focus on these select topics from the equality indicator reports:

  • Racial and gender disparities in police arrests of adults
  • Racial disparities in police use of force and current practices to improve outcomes
  • Minority and gender underrepresentation in the police department and current practices to improve recruitment and retention of minority officers

Review the meeting proposal adopted by the Council  here

Watch the Council's final committee discussion of the proposal on TGOV here

Or on Facebook video   here

Your Community Needs You!


Want to get involved and help better your neighborhood? The City of Tulsa has many resources that can help. Check out the map of registered Neighborhood Associations to see if your neighborhood is registered. Apartment Associations can also register with us. If you would like the form mailed to you, call our Neighborhood Liaisons at (918) 596-1292. If your neighborhood is not represented, consider taking the initiative yourself.

Benefits of being a registered association:

Plan a "Block Party" - Getting to know your neighbors not only increases your circle of friends but also increases the safety of your neighborhood. The City encourages associations to organize a Block Party and let us know! Block Party Registration

Volunteer - Serve your community by volunteering for a neighborhood cleanup or as a reading partner in your local school. Visit for more information.

Alert Neighbors - To learn more about the Alert Neighbors Program or to start one in your area, contact the Crime Prevention Network.

Code Violations - Need to report a code violation? Visit Neighborhood Investigations Online.

Social Services - If you are in need of resources or social services for yourself or someone that you know, and the City of Tulsa cannot provide those for you, please contact the 2-1-1 Tulsa Helpline at 2-1-1 or (918) 836-4357.


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