Annexation fixation

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This week's column in Urban Tulsa Weekly is about the latest developments in the City of Tulsa's move to annex the Tulsa County Fairgrounds (aka Expo Square).

Related to that topic, UTW reporter Brian Ervin has a cover story profile of City Councilor Roscoe Turner, the leading proponent of annexation.

There were a couple of developments in the story that I didn't get to in my column: Mayor Kathy Taylor's bizarre entrance into the debate with her set of bargaining chips and County Commissioner Randi Miller's passive-aggressive raising of the white flag. But Ervin does a great job of covering them in his news story on annexation.

If you're interested, here's a link to the
state law that governs a city's annexation of an enclave -- 11 O. S. 21-103.

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The A team said:

There were some informative presentations about the city finances and revenue collections at the City Council meetings last week explaining why the city is forced to consider measures like annexing the fairgrounds to help fund city government. The pdf file can be viewed here:

Just click on the link under the heading city of Tulsa financial constraints.

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