TULSA, Okla - Tulsa Mayoral candidate Bill Christiansen is not a fan of Vision2.
The former city councilor is urging citizens to reject the $748.8 million economic development plan.
The entire effort is too rushed says Christiansen. “I attended all the public Vision2 meetings and was amazed to see the process moving forward so quickly, especially considering the staggering financial size of the issues and the far reaching ramifications of the projects themselves. As a member of the Vision 2025 leadership team, we spent over a year taking public input and having public discussion with complete transparency and openness of what that vision entailed. On election day all citizens of Tulsa County knew exactly what they were voting for.”
Christiansen says Vision2 is much larger and is being pushed through without open discussion. “The five Vision2 meetings consisted of people who wanted money for their project or people who were against the proposals all together. Many of the projects are worthy, but when you get into the details, many are things that would be nice to have rather than the essential needs of our citizens,” Christiansen said.
Voters will decide November 6th whether to extend Tulsa County’s 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales tax.
The proposed extension would begin when the current tax expires January 1st, 2017, and would continue until December 31st, 2029.