Mayor Dewey Bartlett said the City of Tulsa’s sales tax revenue for mid-November to mid-December, as reported by the Oklahoma Tax Commission, is 5.9 percent above the same period in 2009.
“That’s good news,” the mayor said, “and, with the consensus of the City Council, we have implemented several budget amendments to restore employee pay, cut furlough days, add a planning director and more.
“But it is important to note that while our year-to-date tax revenues are slightly above this time last year, when we were in the depths of the recession, we are still down by more than $11.5 million from where we were two years ago,” the mayor said.
Tulsa’s January sales tax disbursement from the Oklahoma Tax Commission is $17,974,061. For the same month last year it was $16,978,329. The conservative budget estimate for the month was $16,165,000.