What's inside part one of Vision2 for Tulsa County voters on the November ballot?

TULSA - When you ask Tulsa county voters about Vision2, many of them don't have an opinion.

So in these final days before the election, those for and against Vision2 are working hard to sway voters.

"It's too soon, it's too rushed, it's too much, it's sloppy and it's vague," said Ronda Vuillemont-Smith with Citizens for a Better Vision.

"For those who are opposed I say what is your plan, what is your idea, what is your option," asked Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

On the ballot, voters will see Vision2 split into two different questions, starting with proposition one, which would pay for improvements to city owned buildings at the Tulsa Airport.

Prop one would generate nearly $390 million, most of it going toward renovating and upgrading the airport buildings which are home to American Airlines, and other aerospace companies.

It's a move the mayor says is vital, to keep those companies and all the jobs they create in Tulsa.

"If you could imagine 25,000 jobs suddenly leaving or over a period of time leaving, what would that do to our city," asked Bartlett.  "It wouldn't be good."

Bartlett says the airport buildings are old and outdated, leaving the city at risk of losing jobs to more modern facilities elsewhere.  

Opponents say even if the city upgrades the buildings, there's no guarantee the companies will stay.

"You see once again it's emotional blackmail because they tell us if we don't do this that thousands of jobs are going to be lost," said Vuillemont-Smith.

But with American Airlines already laying off workers here, Bartlett believes the possibility of losing more jobs is all too real and asks voters to keep those workers in mind.

"We have an opportunity to ensure that that person is going to have a paycheck for the future," said Bartlett.    

Even though American and the other companies essentially rent the buildings from the city and the Tulsa Airport Authority, Citizens for a Better Vision believe that taxpayers should not pay to fix them.

"We're spending our money so they don't have to spend theirs, so in that sense, yes it is a bailout," said Vuillemont-Smith.

Voters will decide whose vision they agree with on November 6.

Check here for the second part of Vision2.

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