Bill Leighty is a local blogger and Walter & Associates real estate professional with 34 years experience in the local market.

He has been actively involved in the community he loves by sharing his leadership skills in school and community related activities and organizations. In February of 2009, Bill was appointed by Mayor Kathy Taylor and confirmed by the City Council to a seat on the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission where he served for five years, including a stint as its Chair. Bill was also appointed to the Mayor’s Land Use Task Force created to make recommendations for improved public education and communications regarding land use matters.

Most recently, Bill served 5-years on Tulsa’s Transportation Advisory Board as Vice-Chair, which makes transit related recommendations to the Mayor and City Council. Continuing to give back to the community he loves,

Bill founded Smart Growth Tulsa in 2014, an Oklahoma non-profit organization whose mission is To Advocate and Shape Smart Public Policy. Bill Leighty gives tirelessly of himself on behalf of his clients, customers and organizations through his sheer energy, uncompromising hard work and dedication. From historical preservation areas to new construction, Bill knows the real estate market, both residential and commercial.

VISION TULSA OVERVIEW – Proposition 2 – Streets & Transportation $102 million projected over the first 15 years

Proposition 2 – The common denominator of cities with effective transit systems is a source of dedicated funding. Dedicated and predictable funding facilitates the long-term planning required to bring the city up to competitive levels of performance. With the approval of Proposition 2, Tulsa can take begin to build a transit system for the 21st Century.

VISION TULSA OVERVIEW – Proposition 3 – Economic Development $510,634,000 over 15 Years

Background Information The current Tulsa County Vision 2025 sales tax will expire at the end of 2016. Vision 2025 is an unprecedented and highly successful countywide program of community enrichment and economic development projects. In late 2014, with the end of the Vision 2025 nearing, local officials began discussing the prospect of identifying new community…

PROPOSED ARKANSAS RIVER DESIGN OVERLAY A blueprint for desirable development in the corridor

Get ready to speak up! After the Vision Tulsa election on April 5th, Tulsans can turn their attention to a matter of crucial importance to sustaining and improving the quality of life in the Arkansas River corridor. For well over a year, a group has worked to establish design standards and guidelines for new developments in what, if approved, will be the first Special Area Overlay District incorporated into the city’s new updated zoning code.

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…

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.