Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council votes 5-3 for a special use permit for the Tulsa Holiday Parade of Lights. At issue was the removal of the word "Christmas" from the title.
Council chair Rick Westcott and Councilman Jim Mautino wanted to hold up the permit until "Christmas" was inserted into the title. Some legal experts had said that would not be legal if there were no other problems with public safety or street usage. Councilor Roscoe Turner abstained from voting. The rest of the council voted for the permit.
Tulsa, OK – The unemployment rate in the Tulsa Metro takes a jump in October.
In figures released today by the state department of Employment Security, 7-point-7 percent of the Tulsa Metro work force was out of work in October. That is up from September, but the same as August totals.
Both Oklahoma City and Lawton have lower rates than Tulsa.
Tulsa, OK – A busy morning is ahead for the Tulsa City Council. The members will take up a no-confidence vote in acting City Attorney David Pauling.
The Council will also decide the fate of a special use permit for the Tulsa Holiday Parade. Council Chair Rick Westcott wants to hold up the permit until "Christmas" is added to the title. The parade is planned for Saturday.
Tulsa, OK – Traffic is flowing on the Broken Arrow Expressway at the I-44 interchange again. That was sure not the case during the morning rush hour. A tractor trailer rig, loaded with chicken manure, overturned and dumped its load on the exit ramp.
The closed ramp snarled morning traffic, at one point backing up traffic on the Broken Arrow Expressway past Garnett.
Oklahoma City, OK – Transportation officials want funding extension
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Transportation Secretary Gary Ridley says he's hopeful for a temporary extension of a federal funding bill by year's end and wants the incoming Congress to enact a more permanent solution next year.