Tulsa City Council Adopts City of Tulsa FY 2010 Budget

Tulsa City Councilors tonight adopted the City of Tulsa’s budget for Fiscal Year 2010 at their regular weekly meeting.

“The management team worked hard to analyze their operations, make reductions and put together operational plans included in the budget we presented to the Council on April 30,” Mayor Kathy Taylor said. “I am appreciative of the Council’s work in reviewing departmental budgets and working with staff to analyze the temporary impacts our reduced budget may have on services and employees.”

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Tulsa Receives $2.16 Million for Homeland Security Efforts

The Tulsa metropolitan area will soon get $2,160,500 to enhance communications, planning and capabilities for fire, police and medical emergency agencies through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Areas Security Initiative.

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Mayor Stephen Cataudella Discusses Owasso

Web Editor and Feature Writer

Editor?s Note: This is the first article in a Newspapers series about area mayors.
Mayor Stephen Cataudella grew up in Stratford, Conn., located on Long Island South and his career brought him to Owasso eight years ago. He enjoys the friendliness of the community and how everyone is open to conversations. ?We have a great school system and nice places to shop and eat here.? He also appreciates the overall appearance of Owasso.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters is Making Life Better for Youth

Contributing Writer

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (hereafter referred to as BBBSOK) is about to consolidate its state and local offices and approximately 200 boys and girls in the Tulsa area are hoping it brings quick results. They are children in the BBBSOK pipeline who have not yet been matched with a caring mentor who will help them through some difficult years.

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Leadership Changes Coming After Surprise Announcement

Speculation and rumors abound after Mayor Kathy Taylor?s surprise announcement at the Tulsa Press Club on June 4 that she will not seek re-election for a second term. Mayor Taylor has been praised for her steadfast work and accomplishments in office, including finishing work and opening the Center, groundbreaking for a downtown ballpark and a new city hall building, which will all stand as legacies of her term in office.

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Urban Planners Turn to Smart Growth

Smart Growth is a long-term perspective, method and goal for managing the growth of a community. The concept helps urban planners utilize a limited amount of land in the most efficient way possible and inclines the development toward a visualization of what a community should be as a goal for growth rather than proscribing a collection of rules and constraints.

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Jenks Gets Smart With Growth

(JENKS) – The 20-square-mile suburb of South Tulsa with rapid growth and a highly educated population (64% college educated) is getting smarter about planning and development. Duane Phillips, the visionary and developer of Jenks-based Village on Main, seeks to create the optimal community experience with his newest project east of downtown Jenks. This multi-million dollar development was officially announced to the public at a press conference held on Friday, June 5.

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Expo Square Becomes National Attraction


Expo Square has turned into one of the premier event centers in the nation. Since the completion of Central Park Hall, the Exchange Center, and the Culinary Training Center, these new buildings have provided Expo Square the necessary facilities to attract new business to Tulsa. This dynamic combination has enabled Expo Square to attract over 50 new events through the end of 2009.

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Incoming AICPA Chair to Address Oklahoma CPAs in Tulsa

The incoming chair of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will speak at the 91st annual meeting for Oklahoma certified public accountants.

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Tax Preparer Registration May Not Be the Answer

Internal Revenue Commissioner Doug Shulman announced on June 4, 2009, in congressional testimony before theHouse Ways and Means Oversight Committee that the Internal Revenue Service plans to make recommendations by the end of the year to ensure that tax preparers adhere to high ethical standards. At the hearing on the tax filing season and 2010 budget, Commissioner Shulman said the has to ensure ?all preparers are ethical, provide good service and are qualified.? The announcement follows National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson?s recommendations to Congress over the past several years that a registration program needs to be created for unlicensed tax return preparers.

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A letter to Tulsa from Mayor Kathy Taylor

TULSA) Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor has announced that she will not seek reelection for Mayor this fall. 

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Con-way Freight Driver Achieves One Million Accident-Free Miles

(SAPULPA) – Every industry has certain unique career milestones which set apart an individual as especially skilled and accomplished in their profession. For a professional truck driver, one million miles of safe driving without an accident is the ultimate measure of excellence. It is an elite club that now counts Sapulpa, Okla., resident Phillip Powell as a member.

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TYPros D2 Opened Minds at the Petroleum Club

Daniel C. Cameron

Tulsa’s Young Professionals diversity crew hosted its signature event, D2: Diversity & Dialogue recently. The event is designed to encourage community members to discuss how diversity and sustainability issues overlap.

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The Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Awards Two

Two Tulsa, Okla., accountants recently received Silver and Gold Medal Awards from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Lori Morris of Oklahoma City, Okla., achieved the highest score in the state over window four on the 2008 Exam, earning her an OSCPA Gold Medal Award. Morris received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She is an assurance associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers inTulsa and is currently a provisional member with the OSCPA, awaiting her experience requirement for full certification.

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Wayman Tisdale will remain in Tulsa’s Heart


Wayman Lawrence Tisdale, SR. was born on June 9, 1964 in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was the youngest son of Deborah and Dr. Louis L. Tisdale.

Regina Kay captured his heart and they were married on August 1, 1987. They have been married for 21 years and have four children: Gabrielle Renee, Tiffany Nicole, Danielle Machae’, and Wayman L. II.

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