North Tulsans Want Growth, Development

One of the main items on the agenda was river development, but for many in attendance development of a closer sort was even more pressing.

"I'm very concerned about the growth in North Tulsa, " said Andrea Hill, wondering what it will take to spark the development seen in so many other parts of Tulsa.

"I've been a homeowner in this neighborhood, Pine & Cincinnati for about 15 years, and I haven't seen very much progress, very minimal," she said.

"We're starting a new organization it's called Community Unity North," said Billie Parker, taking the bull by the horns, hoping to spur some of that growth herself.

"What is wrong with North Tulsa that we can't get a store over here? That is the question that I was wanting to ask the mayor that? What do you think the answer is? I don't know, I'm trying to find out," she said.

Is North Tulsa hindered by an unspoken stigma?

"I do not think there's a stigma in Tulsa," said Lorna Doyle pointing to the city's unity when trouble arises.

"We can take the murder of the four out there on Peoria. Tulsa rallied. When we have a problem in Tulsa, a real problem. Tulsa rises to the occasion," she said.