City Council Close To Finalizing 2015 Budget

Wednesday, June 18th 2014, 6:50 pm
By: News On 6

The city council is expected to approve Tulsa's budget for the next fiscal year in the day ahead. Mayor Bartlett said the budget is close to what he proposed.

He said it's extremely tight, and comes with a minimal number of layoffs. Bartlett said any major changes would have meant more city workers would have lost their jobs.

"We're able to keep things going relatively well," Bartlett said. "Things will take a little longer than they have in the past, but most services will still be provided."

City councilors will vote on the 2015 budget Thursday, and it would take effect July 1st.

6/12/2014 Related Story: City Councilors Get Good News For 2015 Budget

A slight improvement in the budget was enough to roll back some of the most visible cuts planned for next year.