More "Vision 2" public hearings set

TULSA - There is growing concern about "Vision 2" at Tulsa City Hall.

"Vision 2" is the $749-million dollar countywide tax extension that would bring millions to the City of Tulsa.

Some councilors are worried, that with the election in November, they are now faced with making some very big decisions in a very short period of time.

The package will be on the ballot in November's general election.

About $160 million dollars is earmarked for a variety of "quality of life" projects in the city.

Councilors are trying to put together a list of those projects by the end of the month.

Some of the ideas include improvements to the airport, the zoo, the riverfront and city parks.

Councilor G.T. Bynum told 2NEWS that all of the councilors have a responsibility to let citizens know how the money will be spent.

Councilor Blake Ewing agrees and said it isn't all that easy.

"I think we're going to try to take this on as best we can," Ewing said.  "We'll try to put provisions in place to make sure that those monies are well spent and that the taxpayers dollars are honored."

The council will hold four public hearings before passing the resolution.  All of them will take place in council chambers at city hall:

Wednesday, September 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, September 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 27, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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