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This article was archived on 5/5/2014

Highlights from this week's City Council meeting - May 1

 

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Councilor Gilbert and the Tulsa City Council honored three officers who saved the life a store clerk injured in a shooting on April 14.

The store clerk was working in a convenience store at 21st and 109th East Avenue when the shooting occurred.

Officers Justin Kerns, Craig Lagrone and David Weakley responded to the incident and acted quickly to address the urgent medical needs of the shooting victim.

The officers stopped the victim's bleeding and covered the wounds to stabilize the man before he was transported to the hospital.

The victim is now expected to survive, thanks in part to the skillful response of these three Tulsa police officers.

 

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Councilor Ewing and the Tulsa City Council proclaim the month of May as Bike Month in Tulsa.

The proclamation reads:

WHEREAS:  The bicycle is an economical, healthy, convenient, and environmentally sound form of transportation and an excellent tool for recreation; and

WHEREAS:  Throughout the month of May, the residents of the City of Tulsa and its visitors will experience the joys of bicycling through educational programs, races, commuting events, charity events, or by simply getting out and going for a ride; and

WHEREAS:  Creating a bicycling-friendly community has been shown to improve citizens' health, well-being, and quality of life, growing the economy, attracting tourism dollars, improving traffic safety, supporting student learning outcomes, and reducing pollution, congestion, and wear and tear on our streets and roads; and

WHEREAS:  INCOG's Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the League of American Bicyclists, schools, parks and recreation departments, police departments, public health districts, hospitals, companies and civic groups will be promoting bicycling during the month of May.

NOW, THEREFORE, we, The Tulsa City Council, do hereby proclaim May 2014 to be Bike Month

IN WITNESS THEREOF, we hereby set our hands on this First day of May, Two Thousand and Fourteen.