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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tulsa County Says 'No' to More Taxes

We were glad to see that Tulsa County voters indeed have their priorities straight, even if all our leaders don't. It's clear to many of us that this proposed River Tax wasn't the best way to make Tulsa a better place to live and work. Many people asked, what about our streets? Others asked, what about our parks and pools? These are things that have been neglected for a long time, and Mayor Kathy Taylor has reneged on promises she has made to improve them. Finally, we were asked to ignore all these problems and write a blank check to so-called river development. Not happening.

Jennie and I visit the Jenks Riverwalk occasionally, and very much enjoy the food and entertainment and atmosphere. Now, why exactly was Jenks able to do something with their part of the river without a single tax increase, yet now we're told that we must spend millions of dollars to make it happen in Broken Arrow and Tulsa and elsewhere? I don't buy it.

Thank you, Tulsa County for seeing through the propaganda machine and understanding the real issues here. The longer I live in this city, the more I love it.

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