The Tulsa City Council has put Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s appointments to city boards on hold after some councilors expressed concerns that incoming Mayor G.T. Bynum would lack input on important appointments. Councilors also want to ensure the appointments reflect the city’s diversity.
Since losing his re-election bid June 28, Bartlett has made dozens of appointments and reappointments and plans to continue doing so until Mayor-Elect G.T. Bybum is sworn into office Dec. 5.
“I can’t help the fact that he has no regard for the law and doesn’t pay his tickets and gets his license suspended. If he’s caught driving he will go to jail. “
“Do you think these guys are like the ones in World War II?” “I bet they’re exactly the same.” I was a lucky man. It was as if I got to see my father as a young man again. And I didn’t have to see any of them die.Full Story
Drivers fired by Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority for embezzlement in 2014 are alleging that the decision by the District Attorney's Office to file charges was politically motivated.Full Story
The Tulsa Jail employed 452 detention officers, supervisors and support staff as of July. That number represents a drop from 496 employees assigned to the jail last July.Full Story
We detail six examples of developments that city officials say have placed stairways, sidewalk dining areas and other encroachments on city property. The city is reviewing its procedures for agreements to compensate the city for private use of its property.Full Story