RACIAL RELATIONS STALEMATE

Champagne corks are NOT popping.  At first glance the City Council’s decision to rename Brady Street to M. Brady Street seemed like a somewhat sensible compromise that might help heal some wounds. Upon further reflection however; the sad truth is clear that little progress was made in improving race relations in Tulsa. In fact, many…

RENAMING THE BRADY DISTRICT

The idea of renaming the Brady Arts District has been floating around for years. It’s a reaction to the well documented association with the Ku Klux Klan of the district’s namesake, Tate Brady. So, responding to an increasing chorus of pleas from residents to take action, the City Council recently agreed to create a task…

WHAT DEFINES A GREAT MAYOR?

Separate the pretenders from the contenders.  Determining the political and policy differences between the leading mayoral candidates begins by looking at what they agree on. All three support improvements in the delivery of most of the city’s so called core services, including police and fire protection, sanitation, water, streets, and ambulance service to name the…

PLANITULSA TULSA REVISITED

The plan, the plan, the plan The May 8th Mayoral Candidate Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters revealed well defined differences between the three candidates, especially when it comes to support for PlaniTulsa and the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Each of the Mayoral hopefuls was given an opportunity to respond to multiple questions which…