Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City council is concerned about the lease rates at the new city hall. Some officials had anticipated that all of the building, not needed for city government, would be leased out by now, but that is not the case. Two full floors in the 15 story building are empty. Instead of paying its own way, One Technology Center is costing near $1.2 million in unrealized rent.
That has members of the city council asking questions.
PRUE, Okla. (AP) Students in the Prue School District in Osage County are getting an extra day off in exchange for longer school days.
The school with about 300 students has gone to a four-day week in an effort to save money. Prue added an hour and 38 minutes of class time to each day to meet the 1,080 instructional hours required by the state.
Tulsa, OK – Some call it sign litter. No one these days tosses a fast food wrapper or a drink cup out the car window, yet out right-of-ways are filled with illegal signs. The City of Tulsa is forming a group of volunteers to clear our right-of-ways.
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Tulsa, Ok – Tulsans will not vote on making municipal elections non-partisan. Judge Jefferson Sellars ruled an initiative petition was invalid. City Councilor John Eagleton brought the challenge. He was pleased with the ruling.
State law requires valid signatures equal to 25-percent of the voters in the last election . But the judge ruled the City Clerk's office used the wrong election to determine the number of required signatures.