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Oklahoma City holiday closings and hours

Christmas Eve (Wednesday, Dec. 24)

  • Trash collection as usual
  • EMBARK bus service as usual
  • City offices closed

Christmas Day (Thursday, Dec. 25)

  • No trash service; make up day Saturday, Dec. 27
  • No EMBARK bus service
  • City offices closed

New Year’s Day (Thursday, Jan. 1)

  • No trash service; make up day Saturday, Jan. 3
  • No EMBARK bus service
  • City offices closed

Public input requested on possible oil exploration at Lake Hefner

A public meeting was held Thursday, December 18 to discuss possible oil exploration at Lake Hefner. The public meeting was one of the first steps in the process for oil and gas exploration and will provide information to the neighbors and residents regarding the proposal and gather public comments. Residents that couldn't attend can send comments and questions via email at More

Filing for Oklahoma City Council is Jan. 28-30

Oklahoma City residents living in wards 2, 5, 6 and 8 who are interested in running for a seat on the Oklahoma City Council can file from January 28-30 at the Oklahoma County Election Board. More

Gaylord Blvd. from Reno to SW 4th closed

Gaylord Blvd. between Reno Ave. and SW 4th St. will temporarily close to traffic beginning at 9a.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 and continuing through the end of 2015. Private utility crews and Oklahoma Department of Transportation contractors will be in the area relocating lines and making improvements in anticipation of the east section (near Bricktown) of the Oklahoma City Boulevard construction. More

Storm shelter giveaway for income qualified applicants

Oklahoma City is giving away an estimated 235 free storm shelters to Oklahoma City homeowners who qualify based on household income. To qualify, a family of two can earn up to $39,300; a family of four can earn up to $49,100 and a family of six can earn up to $57,000. The storm shelters are available only to Oklahoma City residents who were affected in some way by the May 19-20 or 31, 2013 storms. Damage as insignificant as downed branches could qualify. The applicant must own and live in the home to qualify. Rental property is not eligible. Call 297-2846 for details or visit

Storm damage relief for homeowners

Oklahoma City homeowners whose homes were damaged by wind, hail, flooding or a tornado during the May 19-20 or 31, 2013 storms can apply for financial help to make needed repairs. The financial assistance can help replace roofs, windows, fencing, floors and more and is available to homeowners who qualify based on household income. A family of two can earn up to $39,300; a family of four can earn up to $49,100 and a family of six can earn up to $57,000. Applicants must own and live in the home to qualify. Call 297-2846 for details or visit

Winter weather resources

Find information about the metro area snow routes and tips to stay safe during winter weather. More

Oklahoma City launches mobile app

Oklahoma City officials launched a new mobile app that makes it easier for residents to report code violations. The app, OKC GOV, is available to download free on Android and Apple devices from the Android or Apple app stores. More

City leaders break ground on MAPS 3 whitewater rafting and kayak center

Oklahoma City leaders broke ground today on an 11-acre whitewater rafting and kayaking center that will continue the development of the Oklahoma River into a recreation landmark for residents and visitors. More

Oklahoma City offers emergency alerts to people with hearing and vision disabilities

Oklahoma City residents with hearing disabilities, blindness and vision impairments can subscribe to get disaster information by text and email alerts at The subscriber-based service is free to Oklahoma City residents. The alert messages include information about the emergency and what actions to take. It is designed to respond primarily to “threat to life and property” events. More

Oklahoma City residents have a very positive perception of the City

Oklahoma City residents have a very positive perception of the City, 78 percent think the City is moving in the right direction. Among large U.S. cities, Oklahoma City’s rating for the overall quality of city services is one of the best in the nation, 18 percent above the national average. Eight out of 10 Oklahoma City residents who responded to the survey think Oklahoma City is a good place to live, raise children and work. Their ratings were from five to 10 percent above the national average for large U.S. cities. More (PDF)

City implements progressive outdoor watering conservation program

Oklahoma City and surrounding communities have implemented Progressive Water Conservation Stages. Mandatory odd/even watering (Stage 1) is now permanently in effect. If the drought worsens, additional conservation measures will take effect. More

Annual water consumer confidence report released

Oklahoma City’s 2013 Consumer Confidence Report is now environmentally friendly. You can read the report online, print a copy or download it. This annual report lets you know how Oklahoma City’s drinking water stacks up against stringent federal and state water standards and provides details about the source and quality of your water.

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“Green loans” available to homeowners

Oklahoma City homeowners wanting to save money on their electric and gas bill by making their home more energy efficient can apply for a green home loan offered through the City of Oklahoma City. More

City Council Issues, Strategic Priorities & Key Results

City Council met to identify the major issues confronting the City over the next two to five years, and establish Strategic Priorities and Key Results that the City needs to achieve in order to successfully address the issues identified. View Council Priorities

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