2017 February POINT!

T here is still time to speak up about Oklahoma City’s infrastructure needs as city officials shape the next bond package. An election is set for Sept. 12, but Oklahoma City residents can give feedback at one of the remaining public workshops or by taking the bond election resident survey. Both of those things can be found at www.okc.gov/go. Visit one of the community workshops to see information about community needs and benefits for project areas. Standing displays will have more information, and city staff members will be available for questions and comments. Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shape the 2017 Bond Election Projects

Southern Oaks Community Center, 400 SW 66th Street Remarks by Ward 4 Councilman Pete White at noon. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5 to 8 p.m. Pioneer Southwest Library, 2201 SW 134th Street Remarks by Ward 5 Councilman David Greenwell at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 5 to 8 p.m. Metro Tech Springlake campus, 1900 Springlake Drive Remarks by Ward 7 Councilman John A. Pettis Jr. at 6 p.m.

Residents can also use the OKC Connect app to submit an idea or give feedback about project priorities in specific places. Download it at www.okc.gov/connect. General obligations (GO) bonds are a critical tool to fund Oklahoma City’s biggest projects like maintaining streets, bridges, sidewalks, parks and more. Bonds are funded by property taxes, and the entire bond package is determined prior to the election.

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