Excise Board: How Fast ...

By: Don Wyatt The Special Meeting of the Tulsa County Excise Board on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, was not a surprise, but it was another disappointment for taxpayers. In less than an hour, hundreds of millions were approved with scarcely a question or comment by the Board. The complete audio...

Budget Board: Permits Q...

By Don Wyatt Today the Tulsa County Budget Board held its annual Special meeting to approve the Tulsa County Budget for 2013-2014 (also referred to as the 2014 Budget). The new budget was approved 7-1. If approved by the Excise Board later this month, the new budget will take effect July...

Yazel Defends Taxpayers...

A packed room today at the Republican Women’s Club of Tulsa County saw County Commissioner John Smaligo and County Assessor Ken Yazel discuss and debate the Tulsa County Budgetary process. Don Burdick, the former Chairman of the Tulsa County Republican Party, served as the moderator...

Excise Board Fails Taxp...

In front of dozens of concerned citizens, the Excise Board today rubber stamped hundreds of millions of our tax dollars in less than an hour. By a vote of 3-0, the Excise Board approved EVERY budget on the agenda without a single change or adjustment. In fact, they were so determined to...

Tulsa Budget Board Refu...

Rather than write a recap of the meeting below, I think the audio speaks volumes for itself. However, if you’d really like an excellent summary and commentary on the meeting, I’d like to refer you to an article written by Michael BatesĀ  entitled “Tulsa County Budget...

Excise Board Approves N...

Posted by Don Wyatt, Managing Editor. The Tulsa County Excise Board met on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, and approved the levies for 2012 on a 2-1 vote. Dr. Kachel was the dissenting vote. The audio of the entire meeting (approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes long) can be heard by clicking the...