The community of Turley wants to be a city

Monday, June 30th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Sandwiched between Tulsa and Sperry, the people who live in Turley, say they have a history of being overlooked. Now the small community is looking to strike out on it's own.

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood explains why the folks in Turley they need to become their own city. Turley sits just beyond Tulsa's city limits, stretching from 56th Street to 76th Street North, bordered by Cincinnati on the West and US Highway 75 on the East.

And some people think this small community has what it takes to be it's own city. Turley residents say this community was around even before Oklahoma became a state. Although it's not a big community, they say it's a nice one to live in. But they want to make it better.

Because they're not part of a city, Turley residents have to rely on the county to make improvements. They say they're ready to control their own destiny. And they say the way to do that is for Turley to become a city.

Jeff Kirkham with the Turley Community Association, "I think it would give us a little more leverage to get some improvements made as an unincorporated area it's really very difficult."