This document includes details of an amendment that would give the Tulsa Development Authority the power to initiate eminent domain proceedings and other actions for land acquisition on properties within an area in north Tulsa. The document includes a map of the area and additional information.
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The Tulsa Development Authority has had the legal authority to acquire blighted properties and exercise eminent domain since 1959. The organization has used that power in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood and other parts of town, including north Tulsa.
The speakers' main concern: language in the development plans that empower the Tulsa Development Authority to acquire blighted property, by purchasing it or through eminent domain, for private development and other revitalization efforts.