City Of Tulsa: Model Government For Colorado Community?

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 2:25 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Several Tulsa city leaders have been asked for advice as voters in Colorado Springs, Colorado consider changing their local government to the "strong mayor" form used in Tulsa.

Colorado Springs currently has a city manager who handles most affairs of government, while the City Council appoints some positions.

A citizens initiative called "The Mayor Project" is gathering signatures for a petition that would give voters the option of creating a strong mayor's post to run the government.

A Colorado Springs newspaper contacted several Tulsa leaders for comment on how well it works. Several city councilors were quoted, though the newspaper reported Mayor Dewey Bartlett did not return a call for comment.

Colorado Springs Independent article: Comin' On Strong

7/30/2010 Related story: Tulsa Mayor's Lawyer Calls Council Action 'Beyond Belief'