Oklahoma State Home Builders Association

An Affiliate of the National Home Builders Association

Tulsa area voters to make important economic development decisions

 
Posted on April 5, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

Tulsa HBA

Editor’s note: This letter was sent to Tulsa-area Home Builders Association members on Monday regarding an important vote today, April 5, regarding Vision Tulsa sales tax renewal plan.

HBA Members,

Tomorrow is an important day for the future economic development in the city of Tulsa and the metropolitan area.  In recent weeks you have heard information regarding the Vision Vote and an extension of a city of Tulsa sales tax.  I have attached information below, with links, so that you may educate yourself on this particular item as well as other items on the ballot tomorrow.  Please take the time to review the information and most importantly, please take an opportunity to vote tomorrow April 5th.

The Vision Tulsa proposals have received the most publicity as it pertains to the April 5 vote, but several area cities — Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sapulpa and Collinsville — also have separate sales-tax initiatives on their ballots tomorrow.

Vision Tulsa is a sales tax renewal plan (an extension of existing taxes) in Tulsa that is projected to produce about $884 million over 15 years. Those funds would pay for improvements to public safety, economic development and transportation.  Put simply: A YES vote keeps taxes at the same rate; a NO vote means taxes would decline.

In addition to the Vision Tulsa votes on three propositions, there is a vote for all Tulsa County residents. That means Tulsans will see four sales-tax initiative propositions in the April 5 elections.  The Tulsa World has published a 2-page cheat sheet that summaries the ballot proposals.  Click here for the link to the ballot proposal summary.

The Tulsa County Election Board has an updated website that provides easy access to sample ballots and precinct information.  Click here to be directed to the Tulsa County Election Board website.

Tulsa County citizens may also vote in a special general election for capital improvements and for Sheriff (unexpired term).

Precinct polling places open at 7:00 am, Tuesday, April 5

Tulsa World Summary

Tulsa County Election Board

Thank You,

Jeffrey Smith
Tulsa HBA Executive Vice President

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