Tulsa, OK – Mayor Bartlett pledges to be inclusive, but affirms the final decisions are his. He was speaking about prioritizing items in the city's new efficiency study. The comments came during the recording of an upcoming broadcast special on the study.
The mayor was also asked about streamlining the city's permit process. He says Tulsa needs to cut the red tape for business and roll-out the red carpet. After post production, the program will be scheduled on T-GOV, Cox Cable and here on KWGS.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Two people were taken to a Norman hospital with apparent minor injuries after an earthquake rattled central Oklahoma and was felt in southern Kansas.
Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said one man fell off a ladder during the Wednesday morning quake and is in good condition. She said she did not have details on the second person's injuries but that the person is in good condition.
Oklahoma City, OK – Revenue collections for the first three months of the fiscal year exceeded both the prior year and official estimate, State Treasurer Scott Meacham said today as reports for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 were released.
Preliminary reports show General Revenue Fund collections for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 are $1.2 billion. That amount is:
$74.8 million or 6.8 percent above the prior year; and $45.4 million or 4 percent above the official estimate.
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa City Council hears a proposal from one of its own dealing with changing the Tulsa City Charter. Councilor Roscoe Turner is proposing creating the position of City Manager to run the day-to-day operations of the city and to serve as the City's CEO.
Currently, Tulsa has a strong mayor/weak council form of government. Turners change would make the mayor a figure head while strengthening the role of the city council in hiring a manager.