City Charter Change: Tulsa Councilors Seeking Your Thoughts

Sheila News

The Tulsa League continues to look at proposals to change our city charter. Plan to attend a town hall meeting being held by city councilors to talk about the city manager form of government.

The Tulsa City Council has been working since January of this year to develop a charter amendment establishing a Council-Manager form of government. It is expected that this will be on the  November ballot.

The consensus adopted by the city council states that  “the drafting process should be open and transparent,” and that “drafting is just one step in the process of considering a change in the form of government, and should coincide with substantial public input and deliberation.”

The Tulsa City Council website has posted the draft amendment and a number of other documents on city charter change  that you can access by clicking  here.

The League’s basic position on what constitutes good government is clear and in the days and months ahead, we will  determine whether to support or oppose any of the suggested changes.  (Click here to read the League’s Criteria for Good Government)

The schedule for the remaining town hall meetings is as follows:

June 13th: District 1 & 3 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave.

June 20th: District 5 & 6 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Martin Regional Library, 2601 S. Garnett Rd.

The Tulsa City Council will decide in July whether to send the issue to a public vote.