"Well, good grief, UTW, if you guys had tried to contact me, I would have responded. Hey, wait just a doggone cotton-pickin' minute, didn't some UTW chick call me just the other day to pass a message from some Stockholm, Sweden TV producer looking for the Make Tulsa WEIRD story?!
Why didn't you guys do a questionnaire like all the other special interest mafia groups coming out of the woodworks? I've answered q-naires from t-whirld, BacktheBadge.com, League of Women Voters, PreserveMidtown.com, and of course, my favorite, TulsaNow.net.
To clarify, I am NOT pitching ANY proposals to impose a gas tax, raise property taxes, or increase sales tax to pay for streets. Those were included as part of a readers' poll, Top Ten Ways to Pay for Streets.
Personally, it's a toss up between divesting Tulsa Transit and DEREGULATING transit, or eBaying confiscated cars involved in traffic violations. So, I haven't voted in the poll yet.
I first met Mr. Lowry in 2002, when he ran for CD1 against Jack. I was mildly surprised he recently moved into my neighborhood. I think he's a jolly fellow. :-O
Yes, the Top Ten No Brainers of the Year poll is still a work in progress. I don't usually run into a whole lot of bona fide no brainers in this town. I usually just make them up or plagarize from someone else.
Hey, Bynum, why is rush hour called rush hour? EVERYBODY is on a BIG rush because they can't drive faster than 25 mph on the Broken Arrow EXPRESSWAY from 4:33 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
The really scary part of biking the BA? Half my brain is on auto-pilot. Once you get the feel of tailwind caused by several tons of steel, plastic, and rubber rolling by at 65, it's really nothing more "dangerous" than breathing in the fumes caused by your SUV. :-P
My Top Three Priorities for CD9: 1) Safe Streets for kids. 2) Preserve Mid-town 3) Environmentally sustainable and sensitive River Development.
My Top Three Ways to Pay for Streets without really Trying: 1) 86 off-street parking requirements in the zoning code imposed on developers. 2) Allow market forces to determine parking policies. Charge fair market prices for all parking spots, both curb and off-street. 3) Use parking revenues to pay for street improvements and repairs."