Tulsa City Council Discusses Replacing Mayor With City Manager

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 6:56 pm
By: News On 6

By Emory Bryan, The News on 6

TULSA, OK -- The Tulsa City Council is looking into changing the city's form of government to have a City Manager replace the Mayor in running the day to day affairs of government.

The proposal is in the form of a change to the city charter, which would require the approval of voters. Tulsa has had a "strong mayor" form of government since 1990.

The proposal originated with City Councilor Roscoe Turner.

"I will tell you after being down here for three different mayors, I really think that's just a great idea," said Councilor Bill Christiansen. 

"I think it's been successful in other cities. I really think it's something we should look at, promote, and let the citizens decide."

The Council will discuss the charter change Thursday. If it is approved by Council, it would appear on the ballot for voters this November.