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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 okc.gov/recover.

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 okc.gov/recover.

Trick-or-treat in Oklahoma City

Trick-or-treat night in Oklahoma City will be held on Friday, October 31.

Storm Shelter Rebates

The City received more than 3,700 applications for the storm shelter rebate lottery that closed on September 30. Residents whose names were drawn for a storm shelter will be notified by mail by November 7.

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

Ebola

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is carefully monitoring Ebola in the U.S. Read their webpage for details about the disease and preparedness. 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 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

City Council approves MAPS 3 streetcar RFP

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

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.

Report a pothole to the City's hotline

405-631-1111

“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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