Tulsa County cities unveil Vision 2025 renewal plan

Mar 24, 2015


 A group of area leaders announced a plan Tuesday morning to renew the Vision 2025 sales tax.

The renewal of the 0.6 percent sales tax would begin in 2017 and run for an undetermined period of time.

It would replace the 13-year Vision sales tax approved by voters in 2013.

The Vision renewal announced would be different from the existing Vision 2025 sales tax program — which paid or helped pay for projects ranging from a library to roads to the BOK Center to the Oklahoma Aquarium — in that each participating community would determine its own list of projects and vote independently on them.

County projects would be worked into the proposed framework, but the details of how that would happen have yet to be determined.

“I think we have found out in the last couple of elections — Vision2 and the river vote — our citizens want more input and choice in the process,” said Jenks Mayor Lonnie Sims.

Communities would hold their elections on a renewal of the tax on the same day this fall.

No date for the votes has been set.

More than 20 elected representatives attended the press conference, including City Councilors Phil Lakin, Karen Gilbert, Anna America and Jeannie Cue from Tulsa, and officials from Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs and Skiatook.

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By KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer |