Tulsa Files Lawsuit Over Proposed Fee

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 6:19 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- The mayor filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Tulsa County and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

At issue is whether the city should have to pay the county for housing inmates in the jail.

Under an agreement signed more than a decade ago, the city has not paid anything in exchange for letting the county use some of its resources.

But the agreement has expired, and Tulsa County wants the city to start paying.

Tulsa County commissioner John Smaligo says Mayor Kathy Taylor has cut off all hope of a negotiated settlement by the filing what he calls a baseless lawsuit.

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