Street Proposals Given Green Light

Friday, October 31st 2008, 4:37 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsa voters made their decision on repairing the city's streets. 

The matter was put before voters in the form of two questions.  The first was for a property tax vote and that money would be used for neighborhood street repairs.  The second question was for a sales tax vote.  That money was to be used for arterial streets.

The ballot question came after months of discussions by the mayor, Tulsa City Council, and residents.

"I think it (tonight's vote) shows that we had great broad support, bipartisan support, the city council. And mainly we listened to the citizens. We revamped when they told us what the original plan wasn't what they wanted and it looks like right now they understood that we listened," said Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor.

The Tulsa City Council considered two proposals.  One was a 12-year program that cost $2 billion.  The one put before voters was a five-year program with a price tag of $452 million.