A divided Tulsa City Council last week delayed action on setting an election for a massive street maintenance program until the city attorney rules on the legality of putting two competing financial plans on the ballot.

Councilor Bill Martinson urged the council to adopt a $2 billion, 12-year program, financed in part with $770 million of general obligation bonds, but councilor G.T. Bynum successfully sponsored an amendment to the ordinance setting a November election on the longer package that would have given voters the option for a $451.6 million, five-year program.

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