Channels timeline

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On the INCOG website, there is this PDF document laying out a timeline which would get The Channels ready for the Tulsa County Commissioners to put a sales tax on the ballot in December. The reason for targeting December is that Bob Dick will no longer be on the County Commission after January 1, and it's possible that Wilbert Collins will be defeated by John Smaligo in his re-election effort. They want this put on the ballot while the current commissioners, who have never met a sales tax increase they didn't like, are all still in office.

September 14, 2006 Tulsa County Commission Chairman requests Channels Plan Review by INCOG
September 22, 2006 Steering Committee briefing on Channels Project INCOG Conference Center, 201 W. 5th St.; 2:00 p.m.
no date listed Advisory Committee briefing on Channels Project Aaronson Auditorium, Tulsa Central Library
September 25, 2006 - October 13, 2006 Working Groups conduct technical review of proposed Channels project by functional area TBD
October 3, 2006 Advisory Committee public hearing on Channels project OSU Tulsa , Auditorium, North Hall Conference Center; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
October 12, 2006 INCOG Board briefing on Channels project Lecture Room, Tulsa Central Library
October 17, 2006 (week of) Advisory Committee reviews Working Groups functional reports and formulates comments on proposed Channels project TBD
no date listed Steering Committee reviews Advisory Committee comments and formulates recommendation to INCOG Board and Tulsa County Commission TBD
October 18, 2006 Planning Commission (TMAPC) briefing on Channels project Francis Campbell Meeting Room
November 1, 2006 TMAPC Public Hearing on proposed Channels project and possible Comprehensive Plan amendment Francis Campbell Meeting Room
November 9, 2006 INCOG Board considers approval of possible River Corridor Plan amendment to include Channels project and implementation strategies including other River projects Aaronson Auditorium, Tulsa Central Library
November 15, 2006 TMAPC considers possible resolution recognizing Channels project as a part of amended Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan and Comprehensive Plan Francis Campbell Meeting Room; 1:30 p.m.
November 21, 2006 Tulsa Stormwater Advisory Board briefing on Channels project Tulsa City Hall; 11th floor: 3:00 p.m.;
November 29, 2006 TMAPC approves minutes of November 15, 2006 meeting and transmits possible resolution to Tulsa City Council for approval Francis Campbell Meeting Room; 1:30 p.m.
December 5, 2006 Tulsa City Council (committee) presentation of Channels project and possible TMAPC resolution Tulsa City Council Meeting Room
December 7, 2006 Tulsa City Council considers approval of possible TMAPC resolution recognizing an amended River Corridor Plan including the Channels as a part of the Comprehensive Plan Francis Campbell Meeting Room
December 11, 2006 Tulsa County Board of County Commissioners considers approval of possible TMAPC resolution recognizing an amended River Corridor Plan including the Channels as a part of the Comprehensive Plan Tulsa County Commission Meeting Room

Except for the no date listed notations, the table above is as it appears in the linked PDF document.

It's unclear how much of the current phase of the process is going to be accessible to the public. Evidently Tuesday night was our chance to speak up for the benefit of the Arkansas River Corridor Master Plan Advisory Committee, although I haven't seen a list of members of that committee, and I don't know how many of them were in attendance Tuesday, other than Don Walker of Arvest Bank and mayoral aide Susan Neal, who each recognized as leaders of the committee. Then there is some sort of steering committee. If this process is to have the transparency which has been promised, the public needs to know who sits on these committees, and where and when they will meet.

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Paul Tay said:

We need pictures, videos, sound bites from these perps of the SCAMells. Git 'er done. Santa and RECALL Daddy will lead the appropriate response. NO taxation without representation.

First, you geniuses from the Creative Class wants us to flip for the bill of YOUR scam. Now, you don't want us to have ANY say so? Are you people outta yer collective FRIGGIN' minds or are ya just smokin' CRACK? Santa says NO Christmas presents for you like EVER.

HELL NO, WE WON'T PAY. If ANY elected official OK's the general election to pick our pockets of over half B I L L I O N, without REPRESENTATION, Santa gaurantees YOU will be on the business end of RECALL Daddy's wrath. Can you say coup d'etat, people?

If Mommy Warbucks and FOP93 spared Tulsa Taxpayers of a bruising prop job, SCAMells won't be so lucky. RECALL DADDY 'bout to take a lil' TRIP.

Jan Thomas said:

Michael - I finally put my adding machine to this one. Calculating that there are approximately 500,000 people in Tulsa county (I don't know if this number includes children or not) and dividing that into the $788 million dollar figure, it comes out to nearly $1600 dollars per person. Clearly, I have no intention of pitching in $3200 between my husband and myself to build 3 islands that I would never set foot on, much less pay for someone else to live there. I want to keep my $3200 to improve my own property. What on earth are they trying to pull? I think I had better make some of these hearings that are listed.

pinky said:

Jan Thomas wrote: "......what are they trying to pull?...."

answer: your leg.

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