I want to take a moment to address a Land Use issue that the Tulsa Metropolitan Planning Commission has already zoned that ‘s taking place on the Southeast corner of 31st Street and South Peoria Avenue.
After reading a Tulsa World article about a Zion Park neighborhoods’ plea with the City of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s, Neighbors Helping Neighbors At-Large, PACETULSA NETWORK decided to briefly survey the reported Call-to-Action.
The proposed changes to this 7 Acre, $1.5M lot in the Garden District will uproot the natural habitat and trees that are decades old. Densely wooded with lots of birds, ducks, creeks and ponds home values in the 74114 zip code have risen 4.3 % (↑) over the past 12 months. Eliot Elementary School, Edison Preparatory Middle School, Thomas Edison Preparatory High School are all nearby and a lot of marked pedestrian crossing infrastructure improvements have improved walkability.
Zillow predicts the home values in the Garden District will rise 5.3% (↑) in the next year.
The homes are valued 79.1% higher (↑) in the proposed area than median homes in the Garden District. The median Zestimate® for this neighborhood is $187,976.
Residential Neighbors that live in the Master Plan Development Zone are worried about the future quality of life in this area and also about the property values changing so drastically.
Empirically, transient businesses come to the Brookside Area one month with high-hopes, but variant intentions. Then the next month these same well intentioned business leader’s, close their doors, leaving a vacant space and making property development and growth more challenging for existing property owners and entrepreneurs. They also damage the appearance of the Brookside Area. Making it seem as though successful business is too hard or ominous.
Despite the feeling of many neighbors around the Southeast corner of 31st Street and South Peoria Avenue their influence over rezoning changes, and the courts are reluctant to intervene. Has made it difficult for them to have A Voice about this decision and other development plans on this part of Tulsa.
The General Assembly has mandated public hearings under the Zoning Procedures Law, and so neighbors have access into the public hearing process, but once a decision is made, the standard to challenge becomes much tougher.
According to A Land Matter report, the Supreme Court stated in a seminal neighbor case Lindsey Creek Area Civic Assoc. v. Columbus, 249 Ga. 488, 292 S.E.2d 61 (1982), “It is important to keep in mind that the governing authority has approved the zoning change, thereby giving its permission to the landowner to use the property as the landowner desires. It is also important to keep in mind that we deal now with the right or power of neighbors to deny to the landowner the right to use the property as the landowner desires and as approved by the governing authority.” 249 Ga. at 490.
WHAT CAN TULSA RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY ZONING CHANGES DO?
**ATTEND CITY OF TULSA OUTREACH MEETINGS WITH COMMISSIONERS MAKING PLANNING DECISIONS ABOUT YOUR FUTURE.
**VOTE AND HAVE A STRONGER PARTICIPANT VOICE.
**SHARE YOUR IDEAS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
**SUGGEST ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS YOUR DEMOGRAPHIC IS FACING.
There will be a Tulsa Metropolitan Planning Commission Public Hearing about these Zoning Changes, on September 2nd 2020 at 1 p.m. at Tulsa City Hall, 175 East 2nd Street in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A live airing of the proceedings on Cox TV channel 24.
Via Web Internet: http://www.tgovonline.org
Phone: (918) 584-7526 for more information.
Much MORE than… “A Way to Be Mean, and Impolite”?
Although 2022, America’s “Build Back Betters,” small legislative victories, ultimately proved highly successful. In terms of collaboration amongst United States communities there remains insurmountable obstacles.
AND DEFINITELY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS TO BE CONSIDERED?
What interest groups, political organizations or supply chain wholesalers are giving breaks, discounts and cash incentives to these company’s that hire bad leaders?
Most employees once they’ve been hired on, are expecting work for fair wages.
In December 2022 I called United Parcel Service, human resources to speak with driver’s helpers coordinators.
Each day I waited near my cellphone, hoping news would change, and our driver’s helper coordinator would offer me a scheduled shift with a UPS driver. However, for over 4 weeks I was told “Driver loads were lower this year and an no drivers helpers were needed.”
While patiently waiting on an assignment my car was repossessed, medical bills piled up, my bank account went to collections, and unfortunately, I was forced to file for unemployment.
This trend of “no-work” available for hired employees must stop.
No matter what. when someone is hired to work they’re expecting to be employed.
UPS for 6 weeks after my onboarding orientation and hiring, decided that there weren’t enough delivery routes available and I was on standby.
Should working-class people expect workplace abandonment?
There was no slight of hand, and no way for me to forcefully decide to work anyway. Showing up at a driver’s truck and aking to work.
For me that was definitely an insurmountable obstacle to gainful employment.
Although, at the end of the peak season I was given 4 days pay, I feel disrespected and underrepresented by UPS.
UPS this year also refused to pay for driver’s helpers orientation and company training. Ster multiple inquiries about training pay I was cols shouldered by another department referral and not offered a payroll trace.
The worse part of the whole experience was when I received a text message from a driver’s helper coordinator saying, “Her last day at UPS was today! And that no helpers were needed. She said, “The peak season has ended… Good luck with your future employment with UPS.”
If you feel threatened or have questions about victimization or harassment here are a few phone numbers for reference.
Statewide Abuse and Neglect Hotline:
Neighborhood Watch Hotline:
National Domestic Violence Hotlkne