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City Council Recap - December 2023

The City Council met on December 6, 13 and 20 for committee and Council meetings.

Below are highlights of Council discussion and action items.



71st Street Retail Corridor Revitalization

The Council approved the rezoning of the 71st Street Retail Corridor after a year-long collaborative effort with the Tulsa Planning Office that included stakeholder feedback meetings and community engagement. This rezoning simplifies and replaces complex zoning regulations with one unified, modern set of development standards to help spur redevelopment and revitalization of this vital commercial hub.

“Daycare Desert” Rezoning

Thank You to Council Chair Crista Patrick

Key to the City Recipient Susan Neal 



Adjustments to Water Customer Service Fees 

Councilors approved a resolution to adjust water customer service fees. A review showed an increase in fees was necessary to cover the cost of the service provided. The updated fees will take effect on January 1, 2024.

  • More information here

  • Watch the discussion here



New Automated Water Meter Installation 

Councilors received an update on the True Reads program in which the City of Tulsa will begin installation of automated residential water meters beginning January 16. Starting in January, some of the first households to receive new AMR meters will receive a door hanger 1-2 weeks prior to the contractor starting work. The day of installation, households will receive a knock before installations start. Installations will result in a disruption of water service that will last no more than 30 minutes. Following the installation, a post-work doorhanger will be placed on each home. As work continues through the spring, the contractor will be sending out a postcard prior to the pre-work doorhanger as another means of communication. The True Reads project is expected to take 3-4 years to complete. There is no additional cost to Tulsa utility customers for the project at this time.

  • Watch the presentation here

  • More information on True Reads is available here

"Elder-Friendly" City Resolution

Programs to Reduce Homelessness 



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