City Hall, Offices Closed April 18 for Good Friday


City Hall and other City offices will be closed on Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. Public safety and mission critical operations, however, will operate as normal. Residents who need assistance with a water or sewer problem may call the City's 24-hour emergency number, (918) 596-9488.

Trash and recycling service in Tulsa will operate as normal on Friday. The City of Tulsa mulch site at 10401 E. 56th St. North will be closed on Friday, April 18, and Sunday, April 20. All other days, including Saturday, April 19, the normal schedule of seven days a week operations will be followed: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for City holidays.

Tulsa Parks offices and recreation centers will be closed on Friday, April 18. The City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter at 3031 N. Erie Ave. also will be closed on Friday, but will be open on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

Mohawk Park Golf Course, Page Belcher Golf Course, the Tulsa Zoo, as well as Gilcrease Museum will all be open on Friday and the entire weekend. The Tulsa Performing Arts Center will be closed on Friday, April 18, including the ticket office. Ticket sales will still be available through

Tulsa Transit will provide service according to its usual schedule on Friday, April 18.

Green Waste Sticker Requirement Suspended Indefinitely


The Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (TARE) board voted on Jan. 28 to suspend the green waste sticker requirement until further notice. Members stated they would revisit the matter after an enhanced green waste program is in place.

Residents can continue to leave their green waste at the curb in 2ft. across and 4 ft. long bundles or in clear plastic bags without a green waste sticker.


Highlights from this week's City Council meeting - April 3


The City Council features adoptable pets at the first regular Council meeting of each month to raise awareness about animals available for adoption at the city's animal shelter.

This month's pets are: Mi'shaq, a 3-month-old black and white Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd mix. He would make a great adventurous companion.

Or if a relaxed friend is more your speed, Caesar is a 4-year-old black and tan Chihuahua mix.

If you are interested in adopting these dogs, or any of the wonderful animals at  City of Tulsa Animal Welfare, call 918-596-8000.

*UPDATE: Mi'Shaq and Caesar are no longer available, but you can stop by the shelter at 3031 N. Erie Ave. to view all the animals still available for adoption or visit is a real time listing of animals in the shelter and is updated hourly. Just type in "Tulsa" or your zip code and click "Adopt a Pet" to search. Then check the City of Tulsa Animal Welfare shleter list box and select "Use this shelter list."

You can then search for all dogs, cats and others, or search by breed, gender, age, size, and color. You can also select "Register your Breed Interest" and receive an email when matching animals arrive at the shelter.




City Councilors Learn CPR, Urge Others to Learn


Tulsa City Councilors and City Council staff gathered at City Hall to learn how to save a life on Feb. 13.

EMSA paramedics lead the training session in hands-only CPR, a procedure that can save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest victim. They also instructed the group on how to use an AED, or automated external defibrillator.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 360,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur annually in the UnitedStates. Fewer than 10 percent of these cardiac arrest victims will survive.

City Councilors want to help change these statistics in Tulsa by getting trained in CPR and urging others to do the same.

"We want to encourage all Tulsans to take this important step in readying themselves for a crisis situation," Councilor Phil Lakin, Jr., who organized the event, said.

EMSA paramedics demonstrated the three steps to CPR - check, call, compress:

  • Check for a pulse
  • Call 911
  • Compress hard and fast in the center of the chest at about 120 beats per minute

EMSA paramedics said CPR can be learned in less than an hour and there is no age requirement to learn the procedure. Children eight- to ten-years-old can be strong enough to give chest compressions.

Tulsans interested in learning CPR can visit the Citizen CPR website at to see a list of available classes. Groups of six or more can get a training class for free.

Citizens can also contact the Red Cross or the American Heart Association to sign up for a class or to organize a training event in the community.

The Save-a-Life Summer in the Park series offers free CPR classes every Saturday during the summer starting May 31 at Tulsa-area parks.


Learn More About "Improve Our Tulsa"

On Nov. 12, voters approved "Improve Our Tulsa", the largest capital improvement package in Tulsa history.

View project lists, maps, summaries and more by clicking here.


Upcoming Events


Friday, April 18: City observed holiday, Good Friday

Monday, April 28: District 2 Town Hall meeting and CPR Training at 6:00 p.m. at Zarrow Library, 2224 W. 51st St.

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