Tulsa City Councilor Jack Henderson is defending the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame as the organization struggles to pay its bills to the county.
"They're struggling and I know they're struggling," Henderson said.
"I'm saying I don't understand why the county is so rough on them. They ought to be embracing them to reach out and figure out a way to help them exist."
Late bill payments and past lawsuits have put a cloud over the organization that honors musicians and helps children
"There should be an endowment of some sort so they should never have to worry about if their bills are going to be paid," Henderson said.
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame's director tells us he plans to make the 8-thousand dollar payment on Thursday. Tulsa County will have to determine the next steps if the obligation is not met.