Tulsa City Council Approves Budget, Resolution To Use New Election Map

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 9:09 pm
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma -- The Tulsa City Council voted Thursday to comply with a judge's order to use new district maps in the next city council election.

6/22/2011 Related Story: City Of Tulsa Can Use New Election Map, Judge Rules

Elections this fall will use up-to-date district boundaries based off the 2010 census.

Some councilors fought to use the outdated boundaries because they did not like the way their district is changing. They also argued the new map wasn't really final.

See the new election map

The Tulsa City Council also approved a city budget for next year.

It reflects growing revenue at city hall, adding spending in almost every category, now that the city has money to spend.

After the mayor proposed a budget, the council's priorities were added in, with new spending from additional tax money coming into the city.