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City urged to cash in on naming of streets

City urged to cash in on naming of streets

Tulsa World
by: P.J. LASSEK World Staff Writer
6/1/2010 1:35:00 PM

Selling naming rights for streets and bridges to raise revenue for maintenance is one of a host of recommendations from the city's Transportation Advisory Board.

The board — a group of city officials, transit experts and construction professionals — was created to oversee the five-year, $451.6 million Fix Our Streets program, along with other transportation issues affecting the city.

The board presented its budget committee report to the City Council last week.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett said he thought the naming rights recommendation "is a good idea."

"If we sell naming rights to the BOK arena and ONEOK Field, why not other things the city owns? I'm all for it," he said.

However, such an idea must be well thought out, said Bartlett, who did not attend the board's presentation... FULL ARTICLE

 

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