Tulsa Voters are being ignored, largely, except for targeted demographic groups. The biggest decisions of the century are being decided in the next 24 hours. Seven 'constitutional amendments' to the city's charter. Many of these issues may result in a loss of political representation, and all the bad that follows.
Michael Bates graciously took up my request for his analysis, last month. He meticulously studied the language of the proposals, council discussions, community forums, and historic precedence.
After reading his several posts in this Tulsa Charter series, and his radio interview with Pat Campbell, I and several other concur that only the first two proposals are beneficial for Tulsa when taken as a whole. The other 5 proposals have a far more detrimental downside than a real benefit.
Listen to the KFAQ audio and look over the Batesline articles, then get everyone you can to go to the polls, tomorrow. Voting is going to be very light. your voice will carry a power of 50, when so little participate in these foundational decisions.
Here is a summary of the seven City of Tulsa ballot items, with links to details of the charter language to be changed and my analysis.