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City Councilor Looks At Plowing ALL City Streets

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While the main roads were in great shape just hours after the storm, those residential streets kept kids at home for two days.

"Tulsa is too big of a town to be letting a little ice storm totally isolate them where they can't come out for three or four days, can't use the streets, that's crazy," said Tulsa city councilor Jack Henderson, plowing ahead into a bold topic of discussion.

"What can we do next year to try to build into the budget where we can do all streets?" he asked.

But how much would this cost, you're thinking. Sure the price tag might be kind of hefty, but says Henderson, consider all the costs of the lost productivity as it is now.

"That's my point, that's my point. We've got jobs that have to make arrangements for their employees that can't come in when that should not have to happen. If the streets were clear, then we'd have a real reason for those people to go ahead and go to work, we'd have kids in school," he said.

"I think that's a great idea," said Jenna Brennan, her kids at a neighbor's house putting together Frosty, a neighbor who would normally be working.

"Yeah I work, and so I haven't been able to keep up with my work in the past couple of days, so my deadlines are having to be pushed back a bit," said Melissa Lukenbaugh.

"I think it would be great. I think it would be great progress for the city to show that we are growing, we are progressing, that we don't just shut everything down because of snow, that we can handle it," said Brennan.

"All we have heard in the past is, it costs too much money, too much man power, too much overtime already, that's not an excuse," said Henderson.

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