Tulsa, OK – A meeting between the Tulsa School Board and the Tulsa City Council was called off at the last minute this afternoon. The meeting was to have discussed how best to pay for school crossing guards, but the meeting's agenda had not been posted.
Holding the meeting without a posted agenda would have been a violation of Oklahoma's open meetings act.
The Tulsa City Council is inviting interested Tulsans to express their desires about funding of local programs through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) which bring federal money into the community to fund programs approved by the Council each year.
A public hearing, giving citizens their opportunity to comment, will be a part of the Thursday, March 11, 2010 City Council Meeting. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall at One Technology Center, 175 E. 2nd Street.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa Police Auto Theft Detectives were called to assist field units on multiple stolen vehicles at 3815 N. Lewis (Mark Parker's North Tulsa Auto salvage). During a search of the location detectives located numerous stolen vehicles including 6 vehicles, a $40,000 Champion bass boat, 2 stolen license plates and one stolen front clip. In addition detectives located other items that will be looked at during the subsequent investigation.
Oklahoma City, OK – State asks appeals court to reconsider decision
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorneys for the state are asking the full 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a Feb. 2 decision overturning parts of the state's immigration law.
The law sought to subject businesses that hire illegal immigrants to financial penalties, dictate who can and cannot be fired and require contractors to withhold taxes for workers without proper documentation.
Tulsa, OK – Gasoline prices in Tulsa took a big jump overnight in Tulsa. The price of regular unleaded jumped from $2.37 to $2.49 per gallon. The price hike is linked to supply and demand plus the price of oil which closed yesterday at over $80.
Tulsa, OK – New waterline construction on the west side of South Sheridan Road will close East Fourth Street west of Sheridan on Thursday, March 4. The road will reopen on Friday afternoon, March 5.
This is part of a street rehabilitation and waterline replacement project on Sheridan Road between East Admiral Place and East 21st Street. Other lane closures include one northbound lane and one southbound lane on Sheridan Road from Admiral Place to Sixth Street.
Oklahoma City, OK – Deal reached in Senate over senior meals program
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have reached an agreement over a senior meals program that will allow a fix for this year's budget to go forward.
Senate President Pro Tem Glenn Coffee, R-Oklahoma City, said Wednesday he would work to fund the senior meals program for the 2011 fiscal year in exchange for Democrat votes needed to complete the 2010 budget deal.