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“Vision2’s AA Plan Could be Either Great Bet or ‘Biggest Boondoggle,’ Councilor G.T. Bynum Says”

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
September 18, 2012

The proposed Vision2 tax extension for improvements to the American Airlines maintenance base at the Tulsa airport is a gamble, City Councilor G.T. Bynum tells the World.

If American — Tulsa’s largest private employer — stays in business and continues servicing a major part of its air fleet at the Tulsa airport industrial complex, the bet pays off in a big way. If, on the other hand, it doesn’t — if the airline fails financially or simply pulls up stakes in Tulsa — it’s “the biggest boondoggle in city history,” Bynum said. Frankly, he said, he hasn’t made up his mind.

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