Tulsa City Council Might OK Business Cards for Mayor's Spouse

Friday, August 27th 2010, 4:13 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News on 6

TULSA, OKLAHOMA -- The Tulsa City Council will consider writing an ordinance that approves of the Mayor's spouse having official city business cards.

The proposal is a response to an ethics complaint over the City of Tulsa issuing a $16 dollar box of business cards to Victoria Bartlett, the wife of Mayor Dewey Bartlett. The cards were paid for with taxpayer funds and display the City of Tulsa seal.

Councilors John Eagleton and GT Bynum are co-sponsoring the ordinance, which will be up for discussion for the first time next Tuesday. It would apply to any mayoral spouse, not just Mrs. Bartlett, who Mayor Bartlett frequently refers to as "The First Lady of Tulsa."

Victoria Bartlett volunteers her time to work on several City initiatives and represents her husband occasionally at public appearances.