Tulsa's 'vision' for its future getting final input

Wednesday, May 14th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The public has its final say into the vision of Tulsa's future. The Tulsa Vision process that started more than a year ago is near an important milestone.

News on 6 reporter Emory Bryan says it started with a mass meeting and more than a thousand people hoping to make Tulsa a better place. It's wrapping up with some ideas getting a little more attention as decisions are made on where to start. Wednesday morning the leadership heard ideas about downtown and the neighborhoods around downtown.

The ideas ranged from new parks to new businesses and housing developments - all with a common thread of attracting people by improving the looks of downtown with more sidewalks and fountains. Jamie Jamieson, Vision Project presenter, “walkable, livable neighborhoods that's what we want, and it's not rocket science most of us grew up that way before we spent 2 generations moving to the suburbs."

Wednesday's meeting was the last step of public input for this first phase. The leadership team will decide which items to include in a package that taxpayers would vote on - the vote scheduled for this fall.