Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor has been staying busy this spring with various decision-making issues.
On May 8, Mayor Taylor announced she will issue an executive order placing a permanent moratorium on the removal and trimming of trees without prior recommendations or approval from the Tree Advisory Committee.
Under the executive order, the Tulsa Parks Department would be required to submit recommendations on a quarterly basis to the Tree Advisory Committee regarding regular maintenance plans for trees in Tulsa parks.
Mayor Taylor hosted a work session with commercial developers and real estate management agencies May 14 with the City’s retail consultant Steve Lamb, president of Steve Lamb and Company, in order to step up the city’s marketing of retail development.
Lamb presented information on the City’s retail development efforts.
On May 15, Mayor Taylor became the 500th Mayor in the United States to sign the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. With this signing, she pledged to take steps to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in Tulsa and to work toward making Tulsa a sustainable community.
On May 16, she announced that the oversight of the Tulsa Animal Shelter would be moved from the Tulsa Police Department to the Working in Neighborhoods (WIN) Department at the City of Tulsa.
In May she also vetoed the City Council’s vote to annex the Fairgrounds.