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River Task Force Seeks Civic Group Feedback

 

The Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force has created an email address to receive ideas on river development from civic groups.

Groups such as Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, church groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, young professionals, active seniors and others are encouraged to provide their feedback on river development by emailing: rivervision@tulsacouncil.org.

No idea is too big or too small. Comments may range from: river infrastructure needs and priorities, environmental and habitat concerns, or river development ideas.

City Councilor G.T. Bynum, chairman of the Arkansas River Infrastructure Task Force, said:

"We're asking civic groups throughout the region to join us in this discussion. We want to know what kind of proposal you'd like to see and what kinds of features should be included in any long-term plan. All of our meetings and findings are available online for your use. The more eyes and minds we can focus on this issue, the better the final ballot proposal will be."

Proposals received will periodically be posted online for the public to review.

Watch all the meetings of the Arkansa River Infrastructure Task Force on demand at tgovonline.org

City of Tulsa Receives Public Safety Grant for 61st and Peoria

 

Councilors Cue and Bynum joined other city officials to announce the City of Tulsa will receive $100,000 through the Byrne Crime Innovation Planning Grant for the 61st and Peoria neighborhood.

The grant will provide funding for crime analysis, which will help form a strategic plan outlining specific data-driven and evidence-based interventions to help reduce violent crime.

Over the next 18 months, the Tulsa Police Riverside Division, South Peoria Neighborhood Connection Foundation and the City of Tulsa Grants and Human Rights divisions, will work with the University of Cincinnati to develop the strategic plan.

The City of Tulsa was competing with large metropolitan cities for this Department of Justice grant.

After the first phase and strategic plan is complete, Tulsa can apply for the Byrne Implementation Grant, which could be awarded up to $1 million.

Councilors Cue and Bynum have also been working steadily over the past year to improve the area through the 61st and Peoria Quality of Life Task Force, created in January 2013.

 

Councilor Bynum Selected for New Moneyball for Government Program

 

Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum was chosen today to participate in a nationwide program that aims to use principles made famous in baseball in local government.

The goal of the program, called the Local Moneyball for Government Fellowship Program, is for local governments to get better results with limited budgets through increasing the use of data, evidence and evaluation when spending taxpayer money.
The program's name is based on the book "Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game" about Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics. Beane built competitive baseball teams through the use of data despite his limited funds. The book was later adapted into a film.
Councilor Bynum, the only city councilor selected, will join 10 other senior local government officials from across the country who were chosen through a competitive national selection process to participate in the rigorous 18-month initiative.
The 10 other fellows come from the local governments of Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Louisville, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

The goal of the program, called the Local Moneyball for Government Fellowship Program, is for local governments to get better results with limited budgets through increasing the use of data, evidence and evaluation when spending taxpayer money.

The program's name is based on the book "Moneyball" about Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A's. Beane built competitive baseball teams through the use of data despite his limited funds. The book was later adapted into a film.

Councilor Bynum, the only city councilor selected, will join 10 other senior local government officials from across the country who were chosen through a competitive national selection process to participate in the rigorous 18-month initiative.

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Upcoming Events

 

Saturday, Oct. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 26:

  • Free Landfill Days for Tulsa Utility Customers from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Quarry Landfill, 13740 E. 46th St. North. More info here.

Saturday, Nov. 1:

  • City of Tulsa Surplus Auction at 108 North Trenton. The auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. More info here.

Tuesday, Nov. 11:

  • City Observed Holiday, Veteran's Day

Thursday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Nov. 28:

  • City Observed Holiday, Thanksgiving Holiday

 

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