School closures affect everyone. Neighborhood schools are important; they are the glue that holds communities together.
“We are looking at more systemic changes because we’ve run out of easy things to cut,” Lora said last week. “Now, we have to look at changes in grade configurations and school closures for small schools.”
The district hopes the business improvement district status attracts adventure seekers and big businesses.
Neighbors Night Out includes fun neighborhood events as well as talks with local officials and police.
The 2016 City of Oklahoma City Citizen Survey shows OKC residents have consistently worried about driving conditions and travel infrastructure.
“I think my interest is going to be the same as everybody’s: We need better streets and sidewalks,” White said.
MAPS 4 Neighborhoods holds town hall meeting in anticipation of MAPS 4 announcement.
Local programs help the city reduce maintenance costs and clean up blighted neighborhoods.
Pennington and Dodson believe it is time to listen to neighborhood leaders first, then spend money how each area needs it.
It is a sight more commonly seen following a natural disaster: thousands of Oklahomans descending on a neighborhood, pausing from their own lives to help rebuild a community.