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City of Tulsa Tree Debris Pickup

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Beginning Monday, July 29, the City of Tulsa will begin picking up debris from the recent rain and wind storms.


A special curbside debris removal operation will begin Monday, July 29, beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing to 5 p.m. on weekdays.  Crews will make one pass throughout the city to gather residential tree debris from last night's storm, if it is placed at the curb.

Fade Into You: Tulsa's Absorption Of The Small Place

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In his Tulsa Tribune article, "Some Tulsa County Towns Are Only Faded Memories," Jim Downing pointed out that before Tulsa County was the City of Tulsa and everything else, the city was just a small part of everything else. Initally, the everything else consisted of small places that provided goods and that were spaced at convenient distances , allowing those travelling by team and wagon to make the roundtrip during daylight hours. Later, settlements sprang up along the railroad line as it expanded. Over time, many of these places ceased to exist, at least officially. 

City of Tulsa Capital Projects List

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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).

Town Hall Meetings Scheduled

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Mayor Bartlett and the Tulsa City Council have scheduled a series of town hall meetings to dicuss a potential $800 million public works bond package that would be paid for by extentions of the third-penny and 0.167-cent sales tax. Below find details about the upcoming town halls. Read more about the proposals in the Tulsa World:

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City of Tulsa Budget

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Mayor Dewey Bartlett released to the Tulsa City Council his FY 2014 budget.

Access the budget here:

Read Mayor Bartlett's speech here:

Access news reports about the Mayor's new budget: