The Tulsa County Commission votes to send an extension of the Vision 2025 sales tax back to the voters. The proposal, originally passed in the 2006, used a 0.6 percent sales tax to make Tulsa County infrastructure improvements, most notably is the arena, now called the BOK Center.
Under the whole proposal, the county would extend the tax 13-years after its currently scheduled expiration date in 2017. During that time period the tax is expected to generate over $747-million. The majority of the money would be used improvements to the city of Tulsa owned aerospace facilities.
A plan is unveiled in Tulsa County to raise about 750-million dollars over 13 years for airport, aerospace, and other infrastructure projects. If County Commissioners say okay, you will be asked to approve extending the sixth-tenths of a penny ‘Vision 2025’ tax when it expires in December 2015.
Co-chairman of the Vision 2 campaign, Don Walker, says the improvements are needed to attract and keep jobs. County Commissioners will decide Monday whether to send the resolution to voters in November.