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Scandal in the County Commissioner’s Office! Oh, wait. Nevermind.

February 20, 2008

With all of the night-time legal dramas on TV, my favorite being Boston Legal, when I received a tip by e-mail that a deputy in the Tulsa County Commissioner’s Office was allegedly handling the commissioner’s divorce procedings, I must admit I thought we were going to have a real-life legal drama right here in Tulsa.

But as it turns out, the only “scandal” may be that Attorney Terry Simonson is a workaholic.

The Tulsa World reports Attorney Terry Simonson acknowledges that he still works on private cases, some of which are new, but most of which were started prior to his taking his new position in the County Commissioner’s office last year. He says he helped Randi Miller with her divorce, but the work he did was not “legal work”:

He has said previously that the only time he identified himself as Miller’s attorney was Jan. 7, when he went to the Court Clerk’s Office to schedule a mandatory parenting class.

He also appeared briefly at the hearing to tell the judge that Miller was running late.

Simonson said Friday he has severed his ties to the case.

“I filed a request to get out of Commissioner Miller’s case, so that’s over.”

KTUL Tulsa writes:

Tulsa County Personnel Director Terry Tallent says there is no policy that prohibits a county commission employee from working a second job.

Miller says Simonson’s outside work has not interfered with his official duties and that he works more than 40 hours per week.

Keep up the good work, Mr. Simonson.

River’s Future to be Decided October 9

August 20, 2007

“As a conservative Republican it is very difficult for me to ask for a tax increase, but I think the benefits will come back 10-fold. The effects will go way beyond my lifetime. It will help Tulsa compete for jobs, conventions and young professionals. Our kids and grandkids will look back and see how important this was for the whole area.”Tulsa County Commission Chairman Randi Miller

By David Jones

Is the timing right to vote on a tax package to develop the Arkansas River corridor in Tulsa County?

Tulsa County Commission Chairman Randi Miller is confident that when the proposed .4-cent sales tax is presented to the people it will be resoundingly accepted.
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor also thinks the time is right.

“We have been working on and planning this project for years,” she says. “It’s time to stop studying and do something.”

As for the decision of the County Commission to have a vote Oct. 9 Taylor said, “The election is totally at the discretion of the County Commission. This is a project that is truly a regional project. The biggest concern we have to get an educated workforce to move to the area is the quality of life. With the Bank of Oklahoma Center and the development of the river, this area will be ready to take off.”

“Polls taken toward the end of June showed a narrow victory for the proposal,” Miller says.
A poll recently published in the Tulsa World disagrees, showing a majority of voters opposing the project. Read more…