PlaniTulsa Schedules Citywide Workshops

All Tulsa citizens have a unique opportunity to work with City officials and others to shape Tulsa’s future and be a part of history-in-the-making during two public city-wide workshops set for Sept. 22 and 23.

Mayor Kathy Taylor said all Tulsans should attend and participate in these fun, interactive workshops in order to be a part of the process to create the foundation for a new long-range plan for the city. PlaniTulsa, the comprehensive plan update process, will guide planning decisions related to neighborhoods, jobs and businesses, open spaces, and environmental issues. The City of Tulsa is working with John Fregonese, a nationally recognized, leading expert on planning issues. Mr. Fregonese will preside over the workshops with assistance from local volunteer facilitators. Both workshops will cover the same questions and feature the same speakers and schedule; however, the second workshop will also feature a luncheon before the sessions begin. Participants will work together in small groups to build maps outlining future development strategies for the city, including locations for homes, jobs, transit and open spaces. “Tulsans have an historic opportunity to shape the future of our city through their participation in PlaniTulsa,” says Mayor Taylor. “This is an exciting time for city residents to define the Tulsa of the future. These hands-on workshops are just two of many opportunities for citizens to participate in the process.” “I urge every Tulsan to attend and to bring their friends and families,” Taylor added. “We owe it to our kids and grandkids to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard.”

• The first workshop is scheduled for Sept. 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave. Ample free parking is available adjacent to the Center. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and light snacks will be provided.

• The second workshop will be held on Sept 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the new downtown BOk Events Center, 200 S. Denver. Free parking will be available for all attendees; after September 1st, check for
parking details at or by calling 918-576-5684. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., for attendees to hear a presentation by John Fregonese, entitled “Tulsa of the Future: The Choice is Yours!” prior to the start of the workshop. Box lunches will be available for purchase and light snacks will be provided during the workshop.

To pre-register for either workshop or obtain further information, visit or call (918) 576-5684.

Updated 09-15-2008

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