Tulsa City Council discusses funding options
KFAQ News Team
TULSA (KFAQ) - Tulsa's city council does not appear willing to support putting a mayor's public safety funding proposal on the November ballot.
Councilors last night voted instead to put a single funding initiative to a vote, which would not include the mayor's proposal.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett has proposed extending an existing tax, which was part of the original Four-to-Fix the County, when the tax expires next year. Bartlett says the money raised from the extension could fund additional police officers and firefighters.
The council instead says it suports a single bond package that would fund city projects. The move sets the stage for public meetings and then a possible decision by council in September to put an issue on the ballot in November. Councilors say it is possible they could change their minds on how to proceed, depending on the response they receive from the public meetings.