Election 2016: Bynum and Bartlett have big plans for roads, schools. Could they work?

Crews work on the rehabilitation of 21st Street just west of Peoria Avenue on Tuesday. Mayoral candidate G.T. Bynum said he will work to speed up road work in the city. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
The nonpartisan mayoral primary is next Tuesday. So let's examine the major initiatives being bantered about by the two major candidates, Mayor Dewey Bartlett and City Councilor G.T. Bynum.
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Fire Department study puts need for millions in Vision Tulsa funding in doubt

Tulsa Fire Department. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
Fire Department officials said this week that 15 of the 65 new firefighters funded through Vision Tulsa would be assigned to the city’s new east Tulsa fire station once it is constructed. The remaining 50 firefighters would be hired to put a fourth man on a truck.
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League of Women Voters disappointed Bartlett won’t take part in forum

Mayor Dewey Bartlett said city councilors should follow the same laws and ordinances that they expect the public to follow. Failure to pay sales tax on time deprives the city of needed revenue to operate, he said. DYLAN GOFORTH/The Frontier
Organizers say they are disappointed Mayor Dewey Bartlett won't attend the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa's mayoral forum Wednesday. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas K. McKeon Center for Creativity on the downtown campus of Tulsa Community College, 910 S. Boston Ave.
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Election 2016: So You Want To Be Mayor? TYPROs have a question

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Every Sunday between now and the June 28 primary, incumbent Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his main challenger, City Councilor G.T. Bynum, will answer questions submitted by Tulsans.
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Tulsa County commissioners vote to validate April 5 Vision vote

Judy Eason McIntyre speaks to reporters Monday morning after a meeting of the county commissioners. KEVIN CANFIELD/The Frontier
Asked why commissioners did not provide time for public comments before the vote, Wilson said the commissioners were acting to preserve the will of the people as expressed in the vote.
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Election 2016: So You Want To Be Mayor?

City Hall
Every Sunday between now and election day, incumbent Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his main challenger, City Councilor G.T. Bynum, will answer one question a week submitted by Tulsans.
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Election 2016: Real news from the debate, aside from viral video of Paul Tay

Mayoral candidate Paul Tay crashes a debate at RSU Wednesday night. Tay and other long-shot candidates were not invited to the debate. KEVIN CANFIELD / The Frontier
Before an uninvited candidate stormed the stage, Bartlett, Bynum gave their views on the REI development, the practice of buying rank at TPD and what keeps them up at night.
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Election 2016: Could The Donald doom Dewey?

Mayor Dewey Bartlett on Friday downplayed the importance of his support for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. A week earlier, Bartlett argued on the Pat Campbell radio show that it was important for Tulsans to know who their mayoral candidates support for president. IMAGE BY DYLAN GOFORTH
Bartlett has made a political calculation that it makes good political sense to hitch his wagon to Trump. The presumptive Republican nominee may have finished third in the Oklahoma Republican primary for president, but he received the support of 23,927 Tulsa County voters, many of them from Tulsa.
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Election 2016: So You Want To Be Mayor?

City Hall
Every Sunday between now and election day, incumbent Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his main challenger, City Councilor G.T. Bynum, will answer one question a week submitted by Tulsans. This week's question comes from north Tulsa resident Mona Herrion.
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Election 2016: What did he say? Fact-checking the mayor’s race

Mayor Dewey Bartlett (left) and City Councilor G.T. Bynum debate Tuesday night at Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 93. After the debate, the FOP formally endorsed Bynum for mayor.
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Mayoral candidates Dewey Bartlett and G.T. Bynum have several debates planned before the June 28 primary, including Friday’s 6 p.m. event at East Central Junior High School, 12121 E. 21 St., sponsored by Que Bueno and the Tulsa World.
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