City Offices to Close Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26-27


City of Tulsa offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Public safety and mission critical operations, however, will operate as normal. Residents who need assistance with a water or sewer problem may call the following 24-hour emergency numbers: water - (918) 596-9488, and sewer - (918) 586-6999.

There will be no residential refuse, recycling, bulky waste or yard waste collection on Thursday, Nov. 26, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. As a result, Thursday and Friday customers will experience a change in their collection schedule. Thursday customers will receive collection service on Friday. Friday customers will receive collection service on Saturday.

Those customers with twice-a-week service will also be affected as their secondary collection day will also move forward one day. Monday/Thursday customers will be collected on Monday and Friday and Tuesday/Friday customers will be collected Tuesday and Saturday.

The City's mulch site, 2100 N. 145th East Ave., will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26; Friday, Nov. 27; Sunday, Nov. 29, and Monday, Nov. 30. It will be open, however, on Saturday, Nov. 28. The mulch site's usual schedule will resume on Tuesday, Dec. 1: open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for City holidays. Tulsa utility customers may drop off yard waste free of charge.


Learn More About Proposed River Developments


Watch a video summarizing how the river development process is taking shape here

For ongoing updates about the river proposal process, visit:


Public Safety Task Force


The City Council's Public Safety Task Force formed a year-and-a-half ago to explore Tulsa's public safety needs and discuss options for improvement. The task force recently concluded five town hall meetings with citizens to examine a plan to utilize a portion of the expiring 0.6 percent sales tax for public safety. City leaders were present to discuss needs of the police, fire and streets departments.

Questions and comments received from citizens at the town halls will be taken back to the task force for review and incorporation into a proposal that is tentatively scheduled to go before voters in the spring.

Watch all the meetings of the Public Safety Task Force online here

Read the report from the University of Cincinnati Institute of Crime Science, regarding the Crime and Staffing Analysis for the Tulsa Police Department presented at the Public Safety Task Force on Oct. 6 here


District 6 Town Hall - Dec. 1


Councilor Connie Dodson will host a District 6 Town Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Martin Regional Library - 2501 S. Garnett Road.

Bart Dean, program coordinator with Crime Prevention Network, will share holiday crime prevention tips and a representative from the Tulsa Fire Department will share seasonal home fire prevention tips.

Vision Tulsa Process


City Councilors and Mayor Bartlett announced an innovative public input process in June where citizens can present economic development projects for possible inclusion in a proposed Vision 2025 extension package.

This 0.6 percent county-wide sales tax is slated to expire in about 18 months. The deadline to submit ideas has expired, however all proposals are available for viewing online.

City Councilors and the mayor are in the process of incorporating ideas presented into an economic development proposal to take to the voters within the next year.

For more information, visit:



Watch full meetings of the Vision/Economic Deveploment Task Force here:



Quality of Life Report


The City Council was presented with the annual Quality of Life Report for Tulsa on Jan. 15.

The Quality of Life Report is an objective analysis of our community, compared to 20 peer cities.

The report includes data on demographic trends, economic vitality, public safety, neighborhood vitality, human investment, citizen engagement, transportation, the environment, and recreation and culture.

  • Read the full Quality of Life Report  here
  • Read the summary here
  • Watch the video presentation here
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