Tulsa's 'Vision' for the future officially set for September 9th vote

Monday, July 7th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The ‘Vision’ plan heads to the ballot. Tulsa County Commissioners called an election Monday morning to decide an $885 million sales tax for Tulsa County.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says from ‘Vision’ to vote will be 14 months. It was last July when the process started and in 60 days voters will decide on four levels of sales tax to support Boeing, American Airlines - and build projects all over the county.

The vote that made it official came Monday morning - before a crowd split between supporters and opponents. Some are against any tax - some against a tax for corporations - others oppose the way the packages are put together. Michael Bates, project opponent: "I would urge you to break that arena out by itself, lets it stand on it's own by the voters."

Bob Dick, County Commissioner: "There will be naysayers, there are always are, I choose to ignore them and tell why it is right and why it is time, let us not waste energy on people who do not care to see us move forward."

And the leadership kicked off the publicity campaign for what they're calling Vision 2025 - Foresight 4 Tulsa – Monday afternoon.

The election is coming September 9th - a special election with four items on the ballot - if they all pass, a 1% sales tax for 13 years.