Several Oklahoma City neighborhoods received good news at today’s City Council meeting.
About 20 representative from eight neighborhoods attended the meeting this morning to receive the news.
The neighborhoods were awarded Community Development Block Grants totaling $72,450.
The grants, part of the Strong Neighborhoods Initiative, are used for things such as lighting and landscape improvements, explained Planning Director Russell Claus. Low to moderate income neighborhoods are encouraged to apply.
Neighborhoods receiving grants were:
- Briarwood Estates, $8,440 for ornamental street lights
- Crestwood, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- Las Vegas, $10,000 for entry landscaping and street lights
- Lytle Grove, $8,705 for median landscaping and entry signs
- Miller, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- Persimmon Hill, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- South Creston Hills, $10,000 for ornamental street lights
- Southern Oaks, $5,305 for crime patrol equipment and signs
At this morning’s meeting was Georgie Rasco, the executive director for Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma. Although she did not speak she was recognized by council members for helping the neighborhoods apply for the grants.