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Public Meetings Schedule for Draft Capital Improvements Funding Package

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Tulsa residents are invited to attend one or more of five public meetings to comment on a draft capital improvements funding package. These meetings will be held in several areas of the city to serve the different City Council districts. The draft proposal includes capital improvement projects selected from among the needs presented by City departments earlier this year.

The public meeting schedule is as follows:

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.

July 16 - Hardesty Regional Library Frossard Auditorium, 8316 E. 93rd St. (Districts 7 and 8)

July 30 - Martin Regional Library Auditorium, 2601 S. Garnett Road (Districts 5 and 6)

Aug. 5 - OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center Auditorium, 4502 E. 41st St. (Districts 4 and 9)

Aug. 6 - Rudisill Regional Library - Library Hall, 1520 N. Hartford Ave. (Districts 1 and 3)

Aug. 13 - Carbondale Assembly of God, 2135 W. 51st St. (District 2)

After public comments are received at the meetings, the capital improvements funding package will be finalized and placed on a ballot for voter consideration in November. Tulsa voters can choose to approve funding for the selected capital improvement projects through sales tax and general obligation bonds.

This new funding package will replace the previous 2008 Fix Our Streets program, which expires in 2014. The 2008 package, which was funded by a 1.167 percent sales tax and general obligation bonds, went entirely toward fixing streets. The next package will continue street improvements and address high priority needs in other City departments.