The reports from these studies will be made public and be archived in an effort to improve the legislative process and increase transparency.
“The interim study process affords legislators time for in-depth exploration needed to develop positive public policies,” said Steele. “I fully expect some of the best work the Legislature does next year to be born out of the interim study process we are beginning this year.”
To see a list of the interim studies, visit the House website here.
Nominations for Tulsa’s Fast 50 due July 15
Companies must have been in business for three years, be for-profit, privately owned, and headquartered and operated in the Tulsa metro area, have operating revenues or sales of at least $1 million and must not be a holding company, regulated bank or utility.
Click here for more information, to nominate a company or to attend the awards reception.
“Building the new bridge between the downtown core and the historic Brady Arts District, which is undergoing rapid revitalization, is the latest infrastructure improvement for this area,” Mayor Bartlett said. “The new Boulder bridge will provide a needed link, for both vehicles and pedestrians, between the restaurants, entertainment venues and cultural attractions in the Brady District and ONEOK Field, the BOK Center and other portions of the downtown area.”
The old Boulder Avenue bridge, built in 1929, was closed to traffic a decade ago and was demolished in 2009. The new Boulder bridge will have four lanes to accommodate both north- and southbound traffic and will include an extra-wide sidewalk for pedestrian use. It also fits in the overall downtown master plan, designed with transit potential as a downtown trolley route.
Visit www.TulsaDowntown.org for more artist renderings and details.
This week’s top three:Executive:
• Tulsa’s Future II CEO follow up calls.
• Preparing for executive committee meeting.
• Hosting city councilors small group luncheon.
• Meeting with Tulsa Community Foundation regarding PASS.
• Meeting with NSU-Broken Arrow to discuss new adult college program.
• Meeting with Cherokee Nation and Workforce Tulsa to discuss programs and collaboration.
• Working with The Forge advisory and selection committee to review new tenants.
• Hosting the third and final summer intern series.
• Reviewing new website design.
• Hosting OneVoice taskforce meetings.
• Hosting city council group box luncheon.
• Attending legislative interim study on state tax incentives.
• Attending the Oklahoma State Association of Executives’ annual conference.
• Quarterly meeting with director of sales and marketing from the Tulsa region.
• Attending the SMG/VisitTulsa sales staff meeting.
Tulsa Sports Commission:
• Preparing bids for a potential nationally-televised event and national youth event.
• Meeting with Steve Hobbs to devise sponsorship program for AC Milan international soccer tournament May 25-27, 2012. Also, determining name and logo for event.
• Meeting with Ed Sheakley of OSSAA to discuss high school championships.
• Call trip to Dallas and attend CoreNet Global Southwest Board Meeting.
• Planning retreat for governor's economic development team.
• Economic development meetings with aerospace-related companies.
• Identifying growth opportunities with local manufacturer and energy company.
• Representing small business needs in OneVoice task force process.
• Touring Fab Lab Tulsa.
• Participating on task force to review state tax credits and economic incentives at the state Capitol.
Chamber welcomes new businessesEach month the Tulsa Metro Chamber's Hospitality Club welcomes new businesses and new Chamber members to the community by assisting with ribbon cuttings and groundbreaking announcements.
Casino Hospitality Design & Consultant
Eco Green Mobile Detailing
Fat Guys Burger Bar
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Platinum Technology Group
Seaborn Grip & Electric, Inc.
Spectrum Paint Company
Jason Fiscus, General Manager
701 N. Union Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74127
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