Tulsa City Council determines local projects for Vision2 funding
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Vision2: Read previous stories, an overview of Vision2 and a recap of Vision 2025.
The Tulsa City Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday setting out how the city plans to spend its $157,920,000 in Vision2 quality-of-life funding if the sales-tax initiative is approved by Tulsa County voters Nov. 6.
Vision2 includes two proposals that would extend the 0.6 percent Vision 2025 sales-tax rate through 2029. One proposal would fund improvements to the Tulsa airport industrial complex and a deal-closing fund, and the other would pay for countywide quality-of-life projects.
Here is the council's list of projects:
$71 million: Creation and upgrading of Arkansas River dams
$20 million: Improvements to the Tulsa Zoo
$14 million: Creation of a Lacy Park Regional Recreation Center and repairs and modernization of the city’s five remaining swimming pools
$10 million: Creation of a permanent home for the Tulsa Children’s Museum
$10 million: Renovation of the Central Library
$7 million: Contribution toward Phase 2 of Tulsa Community College and the Tulsa Fire Department’s joint fire training center
$5 million: Contribution toward extension of the Gilcrease Expressway
$4.5 million: Improvements to neighborhoods ($500,000 for each of the nine council districts)
$4.3 million: Contribution to help the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa build a joint medical school downtown
$4.3 million: Contribution to help Oklahoma State University-Tulsa build a new Medical and Academic Center on its campus
$4.3 million: Contribution toward Phase 2 of Langston University’s nursing school
$2.1 million: Contribution to OSU Medical Center for a birthing center
$549,000: Improvements to the Route 66 Village
$471,000: Cleanup of brownfield sites
$400,000: Purchase of an industrial generator for Morton Comprehensive Health Services