We will make Tulsa a national leader in municipal efficiency and effectiveness.
class="headline">We will make Tulsa a national leader in municipal efficiency and effectiveness.
Our city government exists solely to serve the citizens of Tulsa. Throughout my time on the City Council, I have worked to make sure our customers – the Tulsa citizens – are receiving value for their tax dollars.
I led the effort to create the first municipal rainy day fund in the state of Oklahoma, establishing Tulsa as a leader in the field of fiscal responsibility. I also worked to expand the powers of the City Auditor to include performance auditing, so that office can hold the bureaucracy to account for efficient service delivery. And I used the oversight power of the City Council to scrutinize every single fee charged by the City of Tulsa, resulting in the elimination of outdated and unnecessary charges.
My work in the field of government efficiency drew national attention when I was selected as the only city councilor in the United States to participate in a new program that focuses cities on improved effectiveness in service delivery.
As mayor, I will continually work to make our government both more efficient and more responsive.