Tulsa starts hiring freeze due to tight budget

By: From Wire Reports, Tulsa World
By: From Wire Reports, Tulsa World

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa officials say a hiring freeze for the city will continue indefinitely.

In April, Mayor Dewey Bartlett ordered the freeze because budget conditions were tight. But the mayor calls the freeze a "soft" one because some positions can still be filled.

Bartlett says if a vacancy would create an emergency situation, departments can fill those positions.

The Tulsa World reports that for the fiscal year that ended June 30, city sales tax revenues were 1.4 percent below projections. So far this year, revenues have also been below projections.

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