Many people don’t realize that Tulsa County owns and operates several parks, yet almost everyone probably knows these parks all too well. Two of them have recently completed major projects that will make them more user friendly for residents of Tulsa County.
A portion of the city’s expressway system that has been on the books since 1961 may finally be seeing the light of day thanks in no small part to the efforts of the Tulsa Metro Chamber’s “OneVoice” legislative agenda, the State of Oklahoma, Tulsa County, Indian Nation Council Of Governments (INCOG) and the City of Tulsa. If completed, and certainly if is the operative word here, the Gilcrease Expressway segment running north and west of Tulsa would complete the outer expressway loop. It has been a long time coming and could have a major impact on the city’s future development.
The Tulsa Development Authority granted approval recently to One Developers to move forward on the proposed $38 million development, One Place. voted to sell the existing parking lot adjacent to the Center to be transformed into downtown’s first mixed-use development. One Place will feature an urban hotel, residential, restaurants, retail, art and green space within the city block.
TULSA, Okla. – Chances are, Levon McClellan has repaired or supervised the repair of a water line or fire hydrant in almost any area of Tulsa. McClellan, a Field Supervisor in Public Works Water Distribution Systems, is retiring this week after 41 years of service.
The Mayor’s Report is a monthly show hosted by Mayor Dewey Bartlett that covers topics and initiatives related to Tulsa municipal government such as economic development, public safety, transportation, sustainability, education and neighborhoods.
At six foot five, Ruth Riley plays center for the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars. She played on Detroit Shock championship teams in 2003 and 2006 and is one of seven players to win a league title, an crown and an Olympic gold medal.
Statement by Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer on the Employment Situation in March
WASHINGTON – Today’s employment report shows continued signs of gradual labor market healing. Payroll employment rose significantly in March, and the unemployment rate remained constant despite a substantial increase in the labor force.
TULSA, Okla. – Volunteers are needed to serve on committees now being created as a result of the completion of the Tulsa Parks Master Plan. The Plan was discussed at a public forum Tuesday, March 30 at the Central Center at Centennial Park.
TULSA, Okla. – Early Settlement Mediation is recruiting individuals from the community who would like to serve the court system as volunteers to mediate disputes and lawsuits. Sponsored by the Supreme Court of Oklahoma and the City of Tulsa, types of mediation cases include consumer/merchant, landlord/tenant, real estate, (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), neighborhood, family and divorce, and adult guardianship.
Owasso Community Resources held their Annual Spring Benefit March 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bailey Education Foundation Auditorium at Bailey Medical Center. This semi-formal fundraising event featured their customary silent and live auctions together with a formal seated dinner. A target of $50,000 is set for the benefit this year. All proceeds of the auction will go to support the programs serving the most disadvantaged families and individuals of our Owasso and Collinsville communities.
President Obama spoke to an enlivened crowd at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City. The full transcript of the speech is here.
Saturday, March 13 was a huge day for downtown Tulsa. Clockwise from top left are:
O’REILLY: National commentator Bill O’Reilly spoke at the Tulsa Convention Center during the William Booth Society dinner, an annual benefit for the Salvation Army.
One of the greatest barriers to urban development is uncertainty. The uncertainty of the cyclical nature of a local economy is both a given and pretty much unavoidable. But uncertainty regarding a community’s use of available land is often an even more formidable obstacle to development. But it is also something that can be addressed to the benefit of everyone by visionary planning.