Bixby election to repurpose Vision 2025

Posted at 6:46 PM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 19:46:29-04

Bixby City Council plans to revise Vision 2025 with the support of registered voters. 

The city has become the fastest growing community in the state in recent years. And now, Mayor John Easton is suggesting that the city repurpose Vision 2025 funds to keep that momentum going. 

City leaders adopted four propositions covering the development of the downtown river corridor and extending to the 2006 sales tax.

"With citizens investing over $10 million in the last two bond issues to create premier park and recreational facilities, additional funding is vital to ensure that we can continue to maintain them at the level expected by our users," says Bixby Parks Directory Don Cash. 

The sales tax will allow the Bixby Police Department to hire four new officers and two dispatchers, along with additional firefighters and city maintenance workers. 

Easton says it's not a new sales tax, so residents won't pay more for added protection. 

Public meetings to discuss the new ideas are scheduled for 7 p.m. on September 22 and October 22 at the Bixby Community Center. 

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