Concerns raised over the future of 'Tulsa's Vision' plan

Wednesday, June 18th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

One of the groups driving ideas for Tulsa's Vision-dialog process is worried it all might be scrapped while the city pursues Boeing.

A vote on the vision package was set for the fall - but now it's on hold - in case a vote needs to be held on an incentive package for Boeing. ‘Tulsa Now’ wrote a letter to the vision leadership stating: "We are about to make decisions that determine our regional prosperity for a long time. The stakes are high. Please don't blow it. Don't pull the plug on us. Do not abandon the last year of public dialogue, or, worse, leave it hanging."

Michael Bates with Tulsa Now: “1,100 people at the mayor's vision summit, countless more have submitted ideas, invested their dreams and their hearts into this process and there's a danger of derailing it in a number of different ways."

Tulsa Mayor Bill LaFortune, who started the vision process, says it's not being scrapped, but he believes Boeing must take priority because it has the potential for many more jobs.