At times, Tulsa is still trying to overcome that image of ‘neglected stepchild’ to Oklahoma City, where the seat of state government is located. Tulsa city councilors and Tulsa area lawmakers hold an informal summit to talk about state legislation and its’ possible affect on citizens here. One of those in attendance at today’s meeting is Representative Jabar Shumate. He says Tulsa doesn’t want to lose out on opportunities, and the get together is a good start to improving collaboration.
Councilors say the meeting’s an opportunity for them to better understand challenges state lawmakers face, and to communicate Tulsa’s needs to them.