Vision Summit questionnaires due


Monday, July 22nd 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


The city of Tulsa is moving ahead toward a plan for the city's future, with ideas generated from the Mayor's recent Vision Summit.

But what if you weren't able to attend that summit, and you still want to have a say in Tulsa's future? As the News on Six reporter Craig Day tells us, you still have a chance to speak out, but you need to hurry.

This is where the first stages of work are underway to move forward with a strategic plan for long-term improvements for Tulsa. A row of computers are manned by people compiling data on Mayor Bill LaFortune's recent vision summit. They're collecting and categorizing information from questionnaires answered during the event, which attracted 1,100 people.

Mike Buckert, Assistant Public Works Director "I think it's essential that we give everybody who wants the opportunity for input into a vision of what Tulsa is going to be in 20 to 25 years from now." That includes people who weren't able to attend the summit. So there is now a link on the city council website giving everyone a chance to be heard. and included in the Mayors Vision Summit report. But time is running out. "So we've received about 100 emails off the city council website. We'll have that up for another week and we hope to receive several more."

Mayor Bill LaFortune hopes those interested in Tulsa's future take advantage of the Internet link, so more people will have input. “Any citizens can pull the website up, go to the email address and answer the questions and participate and I can get their individual mission."

Results from the Vision Summit and the web link will be compiled in another week. That information will be included in a broad development plan for Tulsa, to be finished by the end of the year.

If you would like your opinion to be heard, you can find a vision summit questionnaire by going to TulsaCouncil.org.