Voters approve Vision propositions by wide margins

 
Posted on April 7, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

Vision Tulsa election celebration

Vision supporters, including Mike Neal (left) of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and Tulsa City Councilors Anna America, Connie Dodson and G.T. Bynum, celebrate at a watch party Tuesday. MATT BARNARD/Tulsa World

 

By RANDY KREHBIEL World Staff Writer

Tulsa World, Tulsa, OK © 2016 BH Media Group, Inc.

Tulsa voters said “yes” to Vision in a big way Tuesday night.

All three local propositions passed by wide margins, as did a 0.05 percent county tax and sales tax proposals in Owasso, Collinsville, Jenks, Glenpool and Sapulpa.

“Elections are about choice, and the citizens of Tulsa have chosen progress,” said Jeff Dunn, chairman of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, which spearheaded the Vision campaign.

“The investments approved tonight will drive economic progress, moving Tulsa up the ranks among our peer set of cities,” Dunn said. “The confidence voters showed at the polls means we are a community that will not sit still while other cities pass us by.”

For Tulsans, Tuesday’s vote means permanent revenue streams to support more police and firefighters, maintain streets and improve public transportation. It also means a 15-year temporary tax to fund a $510 million economic development program that includes two low-water dams on the Arkansas River, a $65 million addition to Gilcrease Museum, a $55 million renovation of Cox Convention Center, $30 million for Expo Square improvements, $27.5 million for Tulsa International Airport and $25 million for the Tulsa Zoo.

“Now the work really begins because the public has given us this opportunity,” Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett... Read the entire article at the Tulsa World website

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