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Work group is studying city-county cooperation

Work group is studying city-county cooperation

But no decisions have been made, city and county leaders insist amid suspicions.

Tulsa World

By P.J. LASSEK World Staff Writer

Published: 3/24/2010  2:24 AM
Last Modified: 3/24/2010  5:34 AM

Mayor Dewey Bartlett delivered a jar of gumdrops to City Councilor Roscoe Turner "to sweeten up" a public discussion Tuesday about a resolution to create a city-county work group that would look for ways to consolidate services.

Suspicions were high among some councilors, who talked of fears that the work group represented a move by the county to take over city government.

"Mayor, are we taking over?" County Commission Chairwoman Karen Keith asked Bartlett, who was sitting behind her.

As others laughed, Bartlett quipped: "Take what you want."

Chief of Staff Terry Simonson, who has been under fire recently over issues concerning a federal police grant, added that he has something the county could take... FULL ARTICLE

 

 

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