Tulsa's Library board not giving up on failed bond issue

Wednesday, December 15th 2004, 4:38 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa County taxpayers Tuesday rejected a $79-million bond issue for a new Central Library. The measure failed 57% to 43%, 60% was needed to pass the bond.

The Library's CEO Linda Saferite says she's disappointed, but isn't giving up. "We will go back to the drawing board. We will come back. I don't know at what point in the time, but we definitely believe libraries are strong, have definitely been used more than ever, as they are now. We will absolutely be back."

The proposal could have been part of the Vision 2025 plan, but the Library opted out, saying they wouldn't have received enough money. The proposal could have also been on the November ballot. But Saferite says the general election had so many issues, it would have been buried on the ballot.

Saferite says she'll crunch numbers to look into any option to get the money for the project.