TULSA, OK/ 27 Aug 2020/ Tulsa City Council off on discussion of “Black Lives Matter” street painting.
SIGACT: Tulsa officials have again delayed a hearing on the Greenwood Ave “BLM” mural. The latest delay comes from a new proposal to retain the mural, which will be debated by officials.
RECOMMENDATION: Continue to monitor local media reports as the Greenwood Ave. mural has been the site of pro-BLM activism, anti-BLM vandalism, and competing demonstrations.
Notes: The legal argument will boil down to the mural being considered either “government speech” or the streets constituting a “public forum” in which the mural will either need to be removed or similar space made available for other public advocacy messaging.