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…
Any way you slice it, commandeering half of the Vision 2025 funds for the four dams in a winner take all up or down vote would have seriously compromised what is left for other worthy quality of life enhancements. The public’s interest will be well served by broadening the discussion.
WHO GETS AND WHO GIVES a DAM? II Installment II – flawed process leads to historic giveaway proposal
So we are left to determine if devoting $300 million to these dams is the smart, prudent, responsible and best use of the funds. The massively disproportionate share of the costs expected to be borne by Tulsans (90%) in relationship to the projected benefits simply do not add up.
Strategically locating homes, office buildings, roads and other developments can have long-term implications for the natural environment. Shorter trips and smart growth development decisions mean improved air and water quality by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, protecting the environment and helping families, businesses and whole communities thrive. By decreasing the amount of pavement per home built,…