TULSA, Okla. - The Tulsa City Council is putting together a new version of the 2008 Fix-Our-Streets program.
The current tax plan is set to expire in 2014.
The 2008 package was funded by a 1.167 percent sales tax and general obligation bonds and is being spent entirely fixing streets.
KRMG is told that the next package would not raise taxes, but extend these existing funding sources. It will also address high priority needs in other City departments.
"The needs we are reviewing are very basic, bread-and-butter city needs: fixing streets, buying police cars and fire trucks, replacing water lines, et cetera," Councilor G.T. Bynum said.
The Capital Improvements Program Task Force is slated to meet with each City department to learn about their prioritized needs.
After that, neighbors will be asked for their feedback in a series of town hall meetings before a final draft is put on the November ballot.
"The Council has uniformly agreed that we want the assembly of this package to be very public and very thorough," Bynum said. "We started a year in advance to accomplish this goal and look forward to hearing from the citizens of Tulsa about the kind of city we want to spend the next five years building."