Program Manager David Todd updated the Oklahoma City Council Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2015, on the MAPS 3 Oklahoma River Improvements whitewater rafting and kayaking channel. Massive pumps will send water rushing down the concrete channel, providing a whitewater rafting experience minutes away from downtown Oklahoma City suitable for amateurs, families and professionals. More
Almost nine out of 10 OKC residents rate their City as an “excellent”
or “good” place to live, according to the results of this year’s City of
Oklahoma City Citizen Survey.
The 88 percent of survey respondents who rate OKC so highly as a place to live represents a slight improvement over last year, and is 16 percent higher than the national average for large cities. More
The Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. maintains a list of public buildings in the Oklahoma City area for people who need a cool place to go during the summer. Click here to see the list of cooling station locations, and be sure to keep them in mind for anyone you know who is particularly vulnerable to the heat.
Are you proud of your sustainable landscape? Nominate it by Aug. 31 for a Squeeze Every Drop Landscape Award and you could win a gift card of up to $150.The competition is open to anyone who receives a residential City of Oklahoma City water bill, including residents of The Village and Warr Acres. You can also nominate family, friends and neighbors with beautiful, water-wise landscapes. More
Oklahoma City and surrounding communities have implemented Progressive Water Conservation Stages. Mandatory odd/even watering (Stage 1) is now permanently in effect. More
Got a run-down sidewalk in front of your house? The City could split the cost of repairing or replacing it. The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to create the Sidewalk Repair and Replacement Program, which allows the City to pay for half of the cost of fixing eligible broken sidewalks. Up to $100,000 in annual funding is available. More
Oklahoma City officials launched a 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
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 okc.gov/recover.
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 okc.gov/recover..
Oklahoma City’s 2014 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
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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.
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