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City Hall In Your Neighborhood Meetings

 

Five City Hall In Your Neighborhood meetings are scheduled this summer in different parts of the city.

Topics for the meetings will include the city budget, public safety and the Arkansas River.

Mayor Bartlett will provide an overview of the recent city budget process and city budgeting for the future. Councilors will present findings of the  River Infrastructure Task Force.

Watch a video presentation of the River Infrastructure Task Force findings  here.

Also, information will be available at the meetings about  Improve Our Tulsa projects and schedules.

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will end between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Dates and locations for the meetings are as follows:

  • July 28: Districts 1 and 3 - Rudisill Regional Library (Library Hall), 1520 N. Hartford Ave.
  • Aug. 4: Districts 2 and 9 - Jewish Federation of Tulsa, 2021 E. 71st St.
  • PASSED - July 8: Districts 5 and 6 - Garnett Assembly of God, 2930 S. Garnett Road
  • PASSED - July 7: Districts 7 and 8 - Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Performing Arts Center for Education, 10300 E. 81st St.
  • PASSED - June 30: District 4 - First Presbyterian Church (Stephenson Hall), 709 S. Boston Ave.

Council Approves FY 14-15 Budget

 

The Tulsa City Council approved the City of Tulsa fiscal year 2014-2015 budget Thursday. The budget totals about $688 million, down about 2 percent from the previous year.

After weeks of public meetings and listening to the concerns of citizens, the Council amended the budget to restore funding to transit and the arts. These programs were slated to be cut in the proposed budget.

Programs will be funded through increased revenues, mainly raised from fee increases: $100,000 from court fee increases and $667,000 from alarm fees. Additional revenue includes $20,000 from a Transit Matters donation and $8,000 in added revenue from the Henthorne Performing Arts Center.

Of this $795,000 increase in revenue, $250,000 will reestablish 57 crossing guard positions, $210,019 restores Tulsa Transit service hours and routes, $108,000 goes to keep Henthorne PAC doors open, $80,000 funds Tulsa's Main Streets programs and $146,981 is added to the unassigned fund balance.

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center, which was also on the chopping block, created a plan to raise the $260,000 it needed to keep six positions: $60,000 will come from a 50 cent increase in the $1 facility fee charged on each ticket, and $200,000 will be raised from deferring capital improvement projects to the PAC. The highest priority PAC capital projects will be funded from accrued savings in the 2001 Sales Tax program.

The $108,000 allocated to the Henthorne PAC funds the part-time employees needed to keep the facility and its Clark and Heller theater programs open for one more year.

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Highlights from this week's City Council meeting - July 10

 

 

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The City Council features adoptable pets at the first regular Council meeting of each month to raise awareness about animals available for adoption at the city's animal shelter.

The featured adoptable pet this month is Cooper. Cooper has heartworms, so he is looking for an adopter who will work with City of Tulsa Animal Welfare to help him get better. He is a 2-year-old Chihuahua mix.

If you are interested in adopting Cooper, or any of the wonderful animals at   City of Tulsa Animal Welfare, call 918-596-8000.

You can also stop by the shelter at 3031 N. Erie Ave. to view all the animals still available for adoption or visit PetHarbor.com.

PetHarbor.com is a real time listing of animals in the shelter and is updated hourly. Just type in "Tulsa" or your zip code and click "Adopt a Pet" to search. Then check the City of Tulsa Animal Welfare shleter list box and select "Use this shelter list."

You can then search for all dogs, cats and others, or search by breed, gender, age, size, and color. You can also select "Register your Breed Interest" and receive an email when matching animals arrive at the shelter.

 


Learn More About "Improve Our Tulsa"

 

On Nov. 12, voters approved "Improve Our Tulsa", the largest capital improvement package in Tulsa history.

View project lists, maps, summaries and more by clicking here.

 

Upcoming Events

 

  • Monday, July 28: City Hall In Your Neighborhood meeting, Districts 1 and 3 - Rudisill Regional Library (Library Hall), 1520 N. Hartford Ave.
  • Monday, August 4: City Hall In Your Neighborhood meeting, Districts 2 and 9 - Jewish Federation of Tulsa, 2021 E. 71st St.
  • "Save-a-Life Saturdays in the Park" series offers free CPR classes every Saturday during the summer in Tulsa-area parks. Space is limited; register for a class here.
  • Monday, September 1: City observed holiday, Labor Day
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