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What's in Tulsa's $860 million budget

Posted at 10:00 PM, Jun 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-06 23:19:14-04

The Tulsa City Council is one step closer to approving a whopping $860 million budget for next year.

A large chunk of the budget is already funded through sales tax programs like vision and improve our Tulsa.

About $200 million of the budget is from the city's 'general fund' and that's where we found departments getting increases and cuts.

Tulsa city council says they are days away from passing nearly aN $860 million budget.

From the city's general fund, they plan to add 90 new police officers and 45 new firefighters next year.

But we did have some questions for Mayor GT Bynum about a 34 percent increase about $500,000 to his own budget and a 28 percent budget increase, about a $161,000, to the city's PR Department.

However, Mayor Bynum didn't stick around after the meeting to answer our questions, so 2 Works for You asked the city's finance director and we got this. 

"It's part of a restructuring and in some cases, I think the mayor is wanting-there was a significant event on resiliency and the mayor is wishing to incorporate that work directly inside his office," City of Tulsa Director of Finance Mike Kier said. 

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