Two City Charter proposals to change the city’s current strong mayor-city council form of governmentCity Council proposal:
The adoption of a council-city manager structure similar to Oklahoma City.
There would be a 10-member council made up of the mayor, who would be elected citywide, and nine councilors, who would be elected by district.
The council would hire a professional city manager to run the daily operations of the city. The city manager would be subject to firing by a two-thirds vote of the council.Save Our Tulsa proposal:
The adoption of several changes to current form government contained in three ballot questions.
- In addition to the nine councilor, there would be three at-large councilors and the mayor to form a 13-member City Council. The mayor would be its chairman and would vote only in cases of a tie.
- Returning council positions to two-year terms and merging elections with the state and federal cycle.
- Changing elected offices to nonpartisan races. A candidate who gets more than 50 percent of the vote wins the seat. Otherwise, the two candidates with the most votes advance to the general election.Read the full text of the proposed charter amendments.