Priorities in Order
Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. responded last week to the City Council's new compendium of needs by issuing a statement that indicated he shared the council's support for a number of initiatives and projects. But he also listed several priorities of his own that were not on the council's list, most notably implementation of recommendations in the KPMG report, completion and implementation of the city's first energy conservation master plan, and completing and responding to the city's first citizen survey.
The council's compendium of needs -- an annual list of citywide priorities shared by all councilors -- was forwarded to the mayor in December. Last week, Bartlett responded publicly to the list, indicating there were several items on the 35-point list where he and the council were in agreement.
However, Bartlett noted the compendium of needs, with approximately 35 priorities identified, was considerably smaller than the previous list, in which approximately 80 priorities were listed.
Bartlett's list of additional priorities also included a continuation of efforts to collect local sales taxes and audit local businesses and moving forward with the Collaborative Government Advisory Committee with Tulsa County.
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