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Vision2 Proposals Hurried Onto the Ballot For American Airlines’ Sake

Filed by KOSU News in State Impact.
November 1, 2012
 

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Logan Layden / StateImpact Oklahoma

Wayne Thomas, power plant maintenance director at American Airlines' Tulsa base, says many of the hangers at the facility are outdated and in need of upgrades, or work will have to go elsewhere.

The Vision2 proposal is up for a vote next week in Tulsa County. It’s a 750-million dollar sales tax extension that would spread millions to the county and its communities for quality of life improvements of their choosing.

For example, the Tulsa City Council approved plans to upgrade Arkansas River dams and make improvements at the city zoo and library, among other projects. Some communities aren’t exactly sure what they’ll do with the money.

The reason for the rush has to do with Vision2′s other proposal, more than $250 million for repairs and improvements at American Airlines’ Tulsa maintenance base. American is going through bankruptcy and has big decisions to make about where it makes the most sense to do maintenance work.

The future of American’s presence in Tulsa, and of the base’s 7,000 employees, could be influenced by Tuesday’s vote.

 

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