TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa city councilors voted on and approved Mayor G.T. Bynum's budget proposal for the 2022-23 fiscal year on Wednesday.
Councilors voted 7-1-1 to approve the budget with a total of about $945 million. Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper voted no, and Councilor Kara Joy McKee was absent.
This represents an increase of around $146 million, or about 18 percent, more than the FY22 original adopted budget.
The FY23 general fund budget is approximately $378 million, almost 18 percent more than the FY22 original budget. The largest expenditure category is payroll, which represents around 70 percent of the general fund. The general fund is the principal operating fund of the City.
The City Council held three public hearings in May and June to get feedback from residents on the proposed budget.
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