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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SMART GROWTH PRINCIPLES Spend wisely

Some commonly accepted Smart Growth Principles encourage mixed land use development Promote compact building designs Create a range of housing opportunities and choices Build walkable neighborhoods Foster unique, attractive communities with a sense of place Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities Provide a variety…

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