On this edition of StudioTulsa, we present the second in our two-part series of interviews with the candidates appearing on the ballot for Mayor in the upcoming November 12th general election here in the City of Tulsa. On today's program, we hear from Republican Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., the current Mayor of our city, who was elected to this post on November 10, 2009, and who is seeking re-election.
The candidates for mayor will debate the issues on today's StudioTulsa program. Recorded before the Tulsa Kiwanis yesterday, former Mayor Kathy Taylor says if elected Tulsa residents will be getting a refund.
KATHY TAYLOR: "It is time to get back to basics. In my first 100 days in office, I will work to refund the green waste fees."
Winging his way over the Pacific this morning is Mayor Bartlett. He is headed for an economic development stop in Japan.
He expects to also lobby some businesses about Japan’s energy needs, especially CNG related products that are made in Tulsa. He left yesterday for an economic development junket that has been in the planning for about six months.
He will also visit with companies that already have Tulsa ties, including Mitsubishi.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett is slated to deliver his state of the city address this week to update area leaders on the city's potential business prospects.
No agenda was available for Thursday's address, but Bartlett is likely to discuss the city's role in the Vision2 package, which would extend a county sales tax and raise about $750 million in revenue for economic development projects and quality of life improvements.
From our studio, Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett was a guest on NPR's Morning Edition program. The mayor and Morning Edition national host Steve Inskeep discussed Tulsa's racial divide and recent progress made at healing old wounds reopened by a recent shooting spree. (hear the interview by clicking above)
It is back to the drawing board on West Bank River Development. Mayor Bartlett says with the city rejecting all of the bids for the development of the area just north of 23rd and Jackson, a new proposal is expected soon.
The mayor says the project must be big in scope and well financed. He says the initial proposals were lacking and were turned down.
He says whenever the city does develop the west bank the project “must be a winner”. The mayor tells KWGS, the project can not fail.