CITIZENS CALL ON CITY COUNCIL TO INVESTIGATE PARK SALE Cite restriction on sales taxes voted for park purposes

Lots of new information to report on the pending sale  of Helmerich Park land at 71st and Riverside for commercial development.  Today, Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015, a group of concerned citizens in an email to Tulsa City Councilors, requested that the Council use their investigatory authority to look into the sale and determine if any…

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CRUNCH TIME FOR IRON GATE Let's talk about it

The Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition is not taking an official position on this matter and has not polled our Advisory Board Members. We support the Pearl District Association, an affiliate member as well as the mission and ministry of Iron Gate. We encourage a respectful, open-minded dialogue between the parties that includes a willingness to compromise as they work towards an amicable solution and await a decision by the Board of Adjustment.

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SAVE THE RIVERSIDE SIDEWALK – PHASE II Five options merit your consideration

Thanks to everyone who supported our efforts to save the proposed Riverside Drive sidewalk that will eventually connect downtown Tulsa to The Gathering Place.  Fifteen organizations, dozens of high profile public figures including four former mayors and hundreds of individuals answered the call.  To voice their concerns, nearly three hundred energized Tulsans including a convincing…

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TWO STEPS TO SAVE THE RIVERSIDE SIDEWALK Participate in the process

Step One: Sign our letter, encourage the Mayor to reconsider his position on the Riverside Sidewalk Dear Mayor Bartlett: The undersigned recommend the City of Tulsa build a sidewalk on the east side of Riverside Drive connecting downtown Tulsa via Veterans Park to the entrance of the Gathering Place as proposed by the COT Engineering…

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MONEYBALLL AND THE COMP PLAN Setting data-driven, track-able goals

I read with interest the recent announcement that G.T. Bynum was accepted into a two-year national program intriguingly called the Local Moneyball for Government Fellowship Program. The program aims to bring “moneyball” to local government as part of a trend to base policy decisions on data-driven, track-able goals, reduce wasteful spending  and operate cities more…

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