Homeowners who live in the Oklahoma City limits can apply now through September 30 for a chance to receive a partial rebate on the purchase and installation of a new storm shelter thanks to a $2 million grant from the Red Cross of Central Oklahoma. More
Oklahoma City residents with hearing disabilities, blindness and vision impairments can subscribe to get disaster information by text and email alerts at www.okc.deaflink.com. 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
September is EMSAcare month in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City residents have between now and September 30 to change their participation in the EMSAcare program. EMSAcare participants don’t have to pay out-of-pocket expenses for emergency ambulance rides given by EMSA to permanent members of their home, regardless of their age or relationship to the utility account holder. The program is $3.65 per month and can be added to resident’s utility bill. More
With late summer temperatures still soaring into the triple digits, Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation officials have decided to expand the city’s sprayground season for another month. The spraygrounds will remain open daily 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. through Sunday, September 28. In past years, they have closed on Labor Day. More
City Council approved a 270-page request for proposals, which included technical specifications for the MAPS 3 Modern Streetcar vehicles. The RFP will seek bids to provide for five streetcars with the option for up to eight more. Technical specifications for a low-floor, modern streetcar include minimum wireless capacity to travel underneath bridges with consideration given to additional wireless capability as well as length and width ranges. Bids are due November 13.
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)
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
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.
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 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
Oklahoma City residents have a very positive perception of the City and
a higher level of satisfaction with City services than in other large
cities in the United States.
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