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Come November, the City of Tulsa will ask voters to decide on a capital improvement bond totalling near $919 million. The City Council approved a list of projects and now plans to offer a series of town halls to get feedback from the community. The majority of the proposed projects are street related though slated projects provide for improvements to facilites across Tulsa, including the Central Library (full disclosure).
Submitted by Jennifer A on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 9:55am
The book for July’s Book Club meeting is Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen. Join us for an action-packed Western read with galloping horses, shooting rifles, heroes (and the inevitable scoundrels), fur trapping (and one kidnapping), settlers, Indians and prairie ethics. This is a rollicking tale told by a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.
Please remember the following key points as you talk with your friends, family, co-workers and City Councilors about the importance of including Central Library in the City of Tulsa’s new capital improvement funding plan.
Thank You, City Leaders, for Your Vision and Support
Although details are not final, City of Tulsa elected officials are exploring project possibilities for a potential $917.9 million capital improvement funding package that would go to voters this November. Funding sources include extensions of third-penny and 0.167-cent sales taxes and issuance of general obligation bonds. Projects would include street repairs, other street-related projects and capital needs such as facility repairs. This new funding package will replace the previous 2008 Fix Our Streets program, which expires in 2014.
It’s rather easy to be drawn to disaster fiction. Writers and poets task themselves with navigating and giving voice to our collective anxieties. They at once offer clarity and comfort. It’s fiction as cultural critic, as social worker for the collective psyche. It’s interpreter of events and also a proscription of remedies. It’s a balance, too.