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Tulsa finalizing April Vision ballot

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 21:41:02-05

In April, Tulsa voters will be asked to vote on a long list of projects, as the city of Tulsa looks to extend its Vision 2025 sales tax. 

Until Jan. 28, the Tulsa City Council will be finalizing what projects will appear on the ballot. On Jan. 28 the council will need to submit the final list of Vision projects so the city's legal department and the county election board can prepare the ballot. 

In total, the projects right now would cost just over $1 billion. City documents handed out at a meeting Thursday include $320,000,000 for a permanent public safety fund. There is then $60,000,000 for a permanent public transportation fund. The last portion of Vision includes approximately $500,000,000 for economic development. 

Development of the Arkansas River and dams is included as part of a 15-year-funding package for economic development. The river development comes at a cost of $177.7 million.

FULL LIST OF THE PROJECTS AS OF JAN. 14

The Vision sales tax extension would continue a .6 percent sales tax. Public safety would take two-thirds of the tax. 

The transit portion would take .05 percent, economic development would receive .175 percent. The Arkansas development would take .125 percent. 

Funds for the Vision projects would also utilize an extension of Improve our Tulsa sales tax, if approved by voters.

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