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Articles for 2020

Tulsa Formulating Mobility Innovation Strategy; Public Invited to Attend Jan. 16 Meeting, Take Online Survey
Street Rehabilitation Project to Begin Jan. 9 on Denver Avenue between Riverside Drive and West 13th Street
Mayor Bynum Recognizes Women of the Year-Pinnacle Award Winners
Gallup-Tulsa CitiVoice Index Surveys Mailed to Tulsa Residents
East 15th Street, Peoria Avenue to Lewis Avenue Accessible During Street Rehabilitation; Access to All Businesses Open Throughout Project
Sidewalk Improvement Project on East 31st Street between South Lewis Avenue, South Birmingham Avenue to Begin Jan. 14
Water Distribution Develops Valve Program, Uses Data to Make More Informed Decisions
Public Meeting Scheduled Jan. 16 about Tulsa Mobility Innovation Strategy; Citizens Invited to Take Online Survey
City Hall, Facilities Closed Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Trash, Recycling Will Be Collected
2019 Office of the Mayor Annual Report
Waterline Work Scheduled for Jan. 16 at 1501 S. Yale Ave.
City to Open Competitive Sealed Proposal Process for Animal Welfare Services
Tulsa to Receive Award from National Community Development Association for Altamont Apartments Rehabilitation Project
City, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa Unveil City of Tulsa’s Blueprint for Economic Prosperity
Waterline Replacement Scheduled to Begin Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 5502 S. Harvard Ave.; Project to Affect Traffic
Chamberlain Recreation Center to be Renamed in Honor of Community Advocate Jane A. Malone; Community Event Scheduled for Feb. 8
Mayor Selects Wendell Franklin as Tulsa’s 40th Police Chief
Lane Closures to Begin Next Week for Infrastructure Work at Main Street, Reconciliation Way for Fairfield Inn Project
1921 Graves Meeting Held to Develop Next Steps in Graves Investigation
Waterline Repair Scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6 at 3607 S. Birmingham Ave.; Work to Affect Traffic
Waterline Repairs Scheduled for Tuesday - Wednesday, Feb. 4-5, at 1501 S. Yale Ave., 100 N. Florence Ave., 1050 N. Harvard Ave; Work to Affect Traffic
Winter Weather Expected Tomorrow; City Facilities to Open at 10 a.m.
Downtown Coordinating Council Launching Public Survey to Inform New Structure and Priorities
Tulsans to Receive Fully Reconstructed Gilcrease Museum for Upcoming Vision Tulsa Project
Tulsa Municipal Court to Offer Amnesty for Moving Violations
Stormwater Repairs at 101st and Riverside Parkway
Brownfields Update: Public Review, Comment Period Begins for Analysis of Asbestos Cleanup Alternatives for Diamond Building
Presentation of Draft Master Plan for McCullough Park Scheduled for March 7 Public Meeting at Disney Elementary School
Moving Violation Amnesty Ends Friday; Pay Outstanding Fines At Tulsa Municipal Court, City Hall
1921 Graves Test Excavation Expected to Begin April 1
Traffic Signal at South Memorial Drive, East 41st Street to be Off on Thursday, March 5, during Upgrade to Flashing Yellow Arrow
Household Pollutant Collection Facility Sees 96 Percent Collections Increase in 2019
Helmerich Park Construction Complete; Park to Reopen Later Friday Afternoon, March 6
City Launches Third Party Plans Review and Inspection Program
City of Tulsa Calls for Facilitators for Upcoming Equity Dinners
Mayor Bynum Names Michelle Brooks as City’s Director of Communications
Street Rehabilitation to Begin March 16 on East 11th Street between South Peoria Avenue and South Utica Avenue
2020 Census Invitations Being Sent to All Area Residences
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update in Tulsa – March 13
Mayor Cancelling City Led and Permitted Gatherings of 50 People or More
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update in Tulsa – March 16
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update in Tulsa – March 17
City of Tulsa Services Update – March 17
Permit Center Closed; Customers Asked to Use Online Portal, Email Certain Applications
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update – March 19
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update – March 22
1921 Graves Test Excavation Postponed Amid COVID-19 Threat
Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update – March 24
March 26: COVID-19 Situation Update
Tulsa Animal Welfare Services Update March 27
Waterline Work Scheduled on 31st St. and 21st and Cincinnati Ave.
April 1, COVID-19 Situation Update
City, TEDC Launch Resilience and Recovery Fund; Zero Interest Loans Offered to Businesses Affected by COVID-19
Census Day in the United States; Residents Encouraged to Make Tulsa Count
City Activates School Zone Lights for Tulsa Public Schools Locations Participating in Grab-And-Go Meal Program
April 3, COVID-19 Situation Update
Street Widening Project to Begin Next Week at Intersection of East 101st Street, South Yale Avenue
City Hall Public Areas to Remain Closed on Good Friday, April 10; Refuse and Recycling, Animal Welfare Services Available
April 7, COVID-19 Situation Update
One Eastbound Lane on East 56th Street North under U.S. 75
April 10, Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update
April 14 - COVID-19 Update
April 20, COVID-19 Situation Update
Mayor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Committee Formed to Help Restore Tulsa Economy Amid COVID-19 Response
Street Reconstruction to Begin April 21 on West Sixth, Seventh Streets, South Denver to Jackson Avenues
Waterline Work Scheduled April 23 at 1525 S. Yale Ave.
Fire Chief Ray Driskell Announces Retirement
April 24, COVID-19 Situation Update
April 29, COVID-19 Situation Update
City Hall, Municipal Court, Other Facilities to Close Friday Afternoons for Furlough from May 8 to Dec. 18
May 6 Waterline Work on Pine
City Issues Response to False Campaign and Statements Made by IC Bus of Oklahoma and Navistar
May 6, COVID-19 Situation Update
City Provides Historical Background and Releases Additional Facts on Lease Negotiations with IC Bus of Oklahoma and Navistar
Greater Tulsa Area Hispanic Affairs Commission to Present Tomás Rivera Recognition Awards on May 14
City Hall, Other Facilities to Close Monday for Memorial Day; Residential Trash Service Will Operate on Holiday
Bridge at 1300 S. 177th East Ave. Narrows to One Lane Starting May 21
May 21, COVID-19 Situation Update
City of Tulsa, IC Bus Announce New 20-Year Agreement For Bus Manufacturing Plant
May 29, COVID-19 Update
City Recognized For Sign Language Interpretation Use; Continues to Provide Communication in Multiple Languages
Tulsa Utility Customers to Receive 2020 Water Quality Report with June bills; Report Also Available Online at City Website
City Seeking Partners for Financial Empowerment Center Launch
Mayor, Police Chief Hold Round Table Discussion on Race, Equity and Policing in Tulsa
Greenwood Art Project Artists Announced
Historic Greenwood District, East Tulsa Main Street Selected As 2020 Oklahoma Main Street Urban Communities
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – June 9
Waterline Work Scheduled June 10, 11; Projects to Affect Traffic
City to Undergo Reorganization at Tulsa Animal Shelter; Animal Welfare Management Function to Remain with the City, Including New Partnerships with Non-Profits
Mayor Bynum Selects Michael Baker As Tulsa’s 12th Fire Chief
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – June 17
BNSF Railroad Crossing Repair Scheduled Thursday-Friday, June 18-19, on S. Union Ave. between W. 17th, 21st Streets
Tulsa Police Release Weekend Traffic, Logistic Plans Ahead of Juneteenth Events, Saturday’s Presidential Visit
City Rescinds Weekend Curfew For Downtown Federal Exclusion Zone
City Surplus Property Auction Now Online
Monica Hamilton Selected As New Customer Care Director
John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park Designated as African American Civil Rights Network Site
City of Tulsa Mourns the Loss of Sgt. Craig Johnson
City Hall, Facilities to Close Friday, July 3, to Observe Independence Day Holiday; Trash Service Not Affected
Street Maintenance Project to Begin July 6 on East 31st Street between Garnett and 129th East Avenue
Public Schools Safety First Project: Street Lighting Installation Complete for Priority 1 and 2 School Locations
1921 Graves Test Excavation to Begin Monday, July 13
Mayor’s Office of Economic Development To Lead Small Business Enterprise Program; Utilization Reports Released
July 8, COVID-19 Situation Update
Vision Arts Resiliency and Recovery Grants Announced
Storm Debris Disposal Available at City Mulch Site or Through Curbside Collection
Waterline Work Scheduled June 15, 16; Projects to Affect Traffic
1921 Graves Test Excavation at Oaklawn Cemetery Complete
Muncie Power Products Breaks Ground on New Facility, Brings First Development to Peoria-Mohawk Business Park
July 23, COVID-19 Update
2020 Census Caravan Planned to Boost Tulsa’s Census Response Rate to 60 Percent
Downtown and Surrounding Neighborhoods Housing Study Results Released; Additional Housing Survey Launched
Construction Starting on Vision Tulsa Project: Route 66 Village Train Depot
Waterline Work Scheduled July 30; Projects to Affect Traffic
City, TEDC Partner to Launch Build Tulsa Program to Promote Nonprofit Development in Tulsa Neighborhoods
July 30, COVID-19 Situation Update
Utility Customers May Opt In or Out of EMSAcare during Month of August
City Launches No-Cost Financial Navigator Program to Help Residents Tackle COVID-19 Financial Challenges
August 4, COVID-19 Situation Update
Downtown Coordinating Council to Hear Consultant’s Strategic Plan Recommendations; Two Dates Set for Virtual Public Forums to Present to Downtown Stakeholders
Signal Out West of 31st and Memorial; Traffic Impacted
City Hires Firm to Design Expanded Animal Shelter; Seeks Stakeholder Input
15th Street Open to Two-Way Traffic between Utica Avenue and Peoria Avenue
Street Rehabilitation Project to Begin on East Pine, Yale to Sheridan
City of Tulsa To Host Resilient Tulsa Equity Dialogues
New Whiteside Pool Completed, Will Open Summer 2021
Groundbreaking Held for Vision Tulsa Project- Zink Dam Modifications
Officials Announce Internet Access Plan for Tulsa; Upcoming Programs Aimed to Help Tulsans Impacted by COVID-19
Street Maintenance Projects to Begin Next Week – Aug. 17, 18 on South Peoria Avenue, East 91st Street
Greenwood Art Project Issues Citywide Call for Submissions for Call & Response Poster Project, Contest
August 20, COVID-19 Situation Update
Tulsa Parks to Begin Offering Programs for Homeschool/ Virtual/ Distance Learning Students
August 27, COVID-19 Situation Update
Waterline Work Scheduled for E. 101st St. Between Yale, Canton Avenues; Traffic to Be Impacted
Residential Trash Services Will Collect on Labor Day Holiday
City Hall, Other Facilities to Close Monday for Labor Day; Residential Trash Service Will Operate on Holiday
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – Sept. 3
City Council To Consider Economic Development Infrastructure Fund, Downtown Revolving Loan Fund Policy Recommendations
Spots Still Available at Several Tulsa Parks School Support Camps
September 10, COVID-19 Situation Update
Welcoming Week In Tulsa; Sept. 12 – Sept. 18
Downtown Coordinating Council Announces Get Your Business Outside Program
Third Annual 918 Day Scheduled for Sept. 18; Businesses Encouraged to Submit Specials
1921 Graves Public Oversight Committee to Meet Virtually on Sept. 14
1921 Graves Public Oversight Committee Agrees to Move Forward with Further Test Excavation and Core Sampling in Oaklawn Cemetery
City of Tulsa Ready for Third Annual 918 Day; Multiple Activities Scheduled for Friday, Sept. 18
City of Tulsa Jumps Nearly 30 Spots on Cities Index for Immigrant Communities; Recognized As One Of Most Improved Cities Overall, Most Improved in Terms of Policy
North Tulsa Census Caravan Planned for Sept. 19
September 17, COVID-19 Situation Update
Nominations Now Open for the 2021 Pinnacle Awards
Tulsa Parks Kicks Off Community Meetings
September 28, COVID-19 Situation Update
Mayor Names Cheri Harvell as Tulsa Municipal Court Administrator
$5 Million For Future Downtown Development, Redevelopment Projects to Be Available Oct. 1
Mayor Bynum Recognizes Veteran Employer Champions
City’s CARES Act Funding Used to Open Night Shelter to Ensure Homeless Population Receives Critical Services Amid Pandemic
Permit Center To Close for In-Person Business Oct. 1; Will Reopen Oct. 19
Tulsa City Council Votes Unanimously to Approve Citywide Mask Ordinance Addendum; All Persons 10 Years Old and Older Required to Wear Masks in Public
Street Maintenance to Begin Oct. 5 on Greenwood Avenue North of East Archer Street
City and Community Partners Continue Homeless Outreach Program
Greater Tulsa Area Indian Affairs Commission’s Fourth Annual Native American Day on Oct. 12 Goes Virtual in 2020
1921 Graves Core Sampling and Second Test Excavation to Begin Monday, Oct. 19; Additional Test Excavation Details, Guidelines Released
Disposal Fees Reinstated for Commercial, Non-Resident Customers at City Mulch Site
M.e.t. to Accept Tires, E-Waste at Recycling Event Oct. 10 at Tulsa Zoo
River West Redevelopment Infrastructure Work in Progress: South Jackson Avenue Closed at West 21st Street
New Video Showcases How City’s CARES-Funded Programs Are Helping Tulsans
Prescription Drug Take-Back Event Scheduled for Oct. 24
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – Oct. 13
1921 Graves Core Sampling and Second Test Excavation to Begin Monday at 8 a.m.
Mayor to Proclaim Oct. 15 as “Aurash Zarkeshan Day” in the City of Tulsa
City of Tulsa To Host Second Round of Resilient Tulsa Equity Dialogues
City Launches ‘Ban the Box’ Resources; Will Host Second Annual Sowing Hope Resource Fair Virtually Oct. 27
West 41st Street Closed between South 49th West Avenue and South 57th West Avenue for Waterline Repair, Street Repair
1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Graves Update – Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
City, Local Partners Start Providing Internet Connectivity for Qualifying Families Through CARES Act
Lane Closed, Traffic Signal Malfunctioning at 1100 S. Garnett Due to 12-Inch Waterline Break
1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Graves Second Test Excavation To Be Completed Today; Oct. 22, 4:30 p.m. Update
Greenwood Art Project Participation Expands Nationwide; Arts, Academic Professionals Contribute Essays to Catalog
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – Oct. 27
City Wastewater Treatment Plants Recognized Nationally for Continued Operational Excellence
City Named 2020 Henry Bellmon Award Winner for Creation, Implementation of Certified Monarch Waystation
Virtual Informational Session On Internet Subsidy To Be Held Nov. 5
City Hall, Municipal Court, Other Facilities to Close Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day; Trash Service Will Operate as Usual
Mayor Bynum Adds Key Positions to Administration in Preparation for Second Term
Virtual “Stock the Station” Food Drive Kicks Off Nov. 9
COVID-19 Situation Update - November 10
Sales Tax Overview Committee Releases Annual Report
Crossing Guards Needed as Tulsa Public Schools Return to Class
City IT Department Ranks in Top 10 for Digital Cities Survey
New Video Showcases City of Tulsa’s Homelessness Response Amid Pandemic
Tulsa Parks to Present Public Feedback on Master Plan
Waterline Work Scheduled Nov. 19 at 534 S. Yale Ave.; Project to Affect Traffic
Record Number of Capital Project Contracts Bid in 2020
Tulsa City Council Approves $42.6 Million TIF District Near New Peoria-Mohawk Business Park; Housing Projects the Main Focus
City to Launch Landlord Waitlist to Reduce Property Vacancy Length Amid Pandemic; Waitlist Service the First City-Hosted Tool of Its Kind in the Country
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – Nov. 19
City Hall, Municipal Court, Other Facilities to Close Nov. 26-27 for Thanksgiving; Trash Service Will Not Operate on Nov. 26
Help Trap the Grease! City and the M.e.t. to Collect Cooking Oil for Disposal on Saturday, Nov. 28
Tulsa City Council Passes Additional COVID-19 Measures; Tulsa Health Department to Enforce New Ordinances
Tulsa Releases 2020 Equality Indicators Report; Interactive Website Launched, Learning Series Announced
City Taking Affordable Housing Trust Fund Applications
COVID-19 Situation Update - December 9
City, Community Partners Launch Tulsa’s First Financial Empowerment Center
City Street Crews to Work Through the Night and Morning in Preparation for Early Morning Commute
Winter Weather Update
1921 Graves Public Oversight Committee to Meet Virtually on Dec. 17
City 2020 Holiday Schedule for Christmas and New Year's
City of Tulsa Holiday Recycling Tips & Christmas Tree Disposal
City’s Equipment Management Division Named #1 Green Garage Winner, Dubbed ‘Most Socially Responsible Team in America’
Coronavirus, Tulsa COVID-19 Update – Dec. 22
Annual “Stock the Station” Food Drive Provides Funding For 19,000 Meals From Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Winter Weather Update December 31, 2020