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This article was archived on 9/22/2021

Town Hall on Electric Service to be held on Sept. 21

The City of Tulsa, Tulsa City Council and Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) will host a joint Town Hall event about the basics of a franchise agreement and the services PSO provides. The free Town Hall will be on Tuesday, September 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cox Business Convention Center, 100 Civic Center, in downtown Tulsa.  

The Town Hall event will feature City of Tulsa and PSO presentations and interactive family-friendly booths, as well as a children’s corner hosted by Gathering Place. Attendees can park for free in the Civic Center Parking Garage next to the convention center and enter the building near the large outdoor light bulb art piece.  

“Councilors want the franchise agreement process to be as transparent and clear for citizens as possible,” Council Chair Vanessa Hall-Harper said. “This topic doesn’t come up very often, so when it does, we want citizens to have all the information they need to make an informed decision when it goes to a vote early next year.”  

The franchise agreement provides compensation to the City of Tulsa for PSO’s use of the public rights-of-way to distribute electricity to Tulsa residents and business. The City and PSO have worked together for nearly 100 years to provide essential services, coordinate during weather emergencies and cooperate on critical economic development initiatives.  

COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the town hall. Masks will be required and provided for attendees who need one.   

Spanish interpreters will also be on hand.