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Posted on: November 18, 2015

The Rose District Wins Planning Association’s Great Street Award

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The Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning Association has given its 2015 Great Street Award to the Rose District in Broken Arrow. Jurors from Oklahoma and Arkansas selected the Rose District because of its unique identity, cultural interest, community...Read on...

What to Do in the Rose District
Posted on: November 17, 2015

Just in Time for Thanksgiving - Get a Free Jug to Collect Used Cooking Oil

oil recycling jugs

Residents may pick up a free jug to collect used cooking oil at Broken Arrow City Hall, 220 S. First Street.

The City is providing a limited number of containers to the public as a way to raise awareness of the problems caused by pouring used cooking ...Avoid Sewer Back-Ups...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Voters Approve Funding for Public Safety, Streets

vision 2025 renewal

On Tuesday, November 10, City of Broken Arrow voters overwhelmingly approved renewal of the expiring Vision 2025 sales tax to hire more police officers, firefighters and fix Broken Arrow roads.

The two propositions will replace the existing Vision 2025...Read on...

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Fire Department Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Hire 9 New Firefighters

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Broken Arrow Fire Department a $1,090,791 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to hire nine (9) new firefighters. The grant will bring the Fire Department closer to ...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2015

New Floodplain Map for Broken Arrow Creek Ready for Review

The City of Broken Arrow, in partnership with FEMA and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board, has completed a new drainage study and FEMA floodplain map for Broken Arrow Creek and its tributaries, which have not been studied in detail since the late 1970’s. ...Read on...

View New Broken Arrow Creek Floodplain Map
Posted on: September 1, 2015

15 High School Students Named to BA Youth City Council

2015-2016 youth city council members

Members of the 2015-2016 Broken Arrow Youth City Council were sworn-in at the September 1 City Council meeting.

The 15 area high school students making up the YCC this year are:

  • Braden Price, Broken Arrow High School (BAHS)
  • Brent Shafer, BAHS
  • Cale Ensmi...

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Learn More About Youth City Council
Posted on: August 31, 2015

Albany Street Repairs Completed, Road Open

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Streets Department crews have finished repairs to Albany Street (61st Street) between County Line Road and S. 209th East Avenue. The roadway will be open to traffic by 5:00 p.m. today, August 31.

In late May, heavy rains and flooding washed out a secti...Read on...

Posted on: August 21, 2015

Security Fence Installed by Tiger Hill Retaining Wall

The City of Broken Arrow has installed a security fence on the north side of Tiger Hill, which is located on the southwest corner of Kenosha and 9th Street (Lynn Lane). This is a precautionary measure recommended by staff, as they continue to investigate ...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2015

City Council Approves New City Manager Employment Agreement

Michael Spurgeon pic

The Broken Arrow City Council at the August 4 meeting voted to approve an employment agreement for Broken Arrow’s next City Manager, Michael Spurgeon. He is scheduled to begin work September 21, 2015.

The three (3) year employment agreement provides fo...Read on...

Posted on: August 3, 2015

Online Agendas Page to be Updated on September 1

The City of Broken Arrow is streamlining its online access to City Council and other public meeting schedules and agendas.

Beginning September 1, 2015, all meeting agendas, minutes, videos and archived documents can be accessed from one webpage at htt...Read on...

Check Out the New Agendas Page
Posted on: July 24, 2015

Recycle Used Cooking Oil at the New Drive-Up Bin in Reasor’s Parking Lot, 101st and Elm

cooking oil recycling bin

The City of Broken Arrow is teaming up with Reasor’s to make it easier for residents to recycle used cooking oil, by offering a drive-up recycling bin in the Reasor’s parking lot at 3701 S. Elm Place (101st and Elm).

“The City of Broken Arrow is thrill...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2015

Broken Arrow Makes List of Best Places to Buy First Home

Source: WalletHub

Personal finance website WalletHub has named Broken Arrow one of the best places in the United States to buy your first home. Broken Arrow is ranked fourth out of 300 cities.

To determine the most favorable housing markets for firs...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

City Council Approves FY2016 Budget, Utility Rate Increase

The Broken Arrow City Council at the June 15, 2015 meeting unanimously approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget, which begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2016.

At just over $174 million, the proposed FY16 budget, made up of the General Fund, the Br...Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

EMS Subscription Program Approved

BAFD ambulance

On June 15, 2015, the Broken Arrow City Council by a 5-0 vote adopted LifeRide, an emergency medical services program that provides valuable cost savings on emergency medical response and transportation.

LifeRide was recommended by the citizen led Fis...Read on...

LifeRide FAQ's
Posted on: June 10, 2015

City Working to Remediate Mold at Fire Station No. 1

Initial tests conducted at Fire Station No. 1, located at 120 S. Kenosha Street, indicated the presence of mold. A City contractor is currently conducting further testing and analysis in order to determine next steps for restoring the facility.

“The he...Read on...

Posted on: May 22, 2015

2014 Water Quality Report Now Available

The City of Broken Arrow's 2014 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report) is now available online at Water customers who would like a paper copy may contact the Utilities Department at 918-259-7000 ext...Read on...

Read the 2014 Water Quality Report
Posted on: May 5, 2015

Spring is Flood Season in Oklahoma - Be FloodSmart and Reduce Your Risk

haikey creek flood pic

There are a number of steps you can take to better prepare for flooding and reduce your risk.

  • Purchase or renew your flood insurance policy now. It typically takes 30 days for a new policy to go into effect. For more information regarding a flood policy...
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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Authority Approves Utility Projects

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The Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA) has approved the application of a $25.6 million loan to improve the City's aging utility infrastructure.

Click the link below to view a project list.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Fiscal Sustainability Committee Submits Recommendations

The Fiscal Sustainability Committee that was established by the Broken Arrow City Council has submitted its recommendations for improving the financial condition of the City of Broken Arrow.

Since July 2010, the City has had to rely on fund balances to...Read on...

Fiscal Sustainability Committee Report
Posted on: April 17, 2015

Police Department Joins "Start by Believing" Public Awareness Campaign

BA Police

The Broken Arrow Police Department is now participating in a nationwide campaign that encourages sexual assault victims to report the crime to law enforcement.

The campaign is named Start By Believing because the first person a victim confides in after...Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2015

Broken Arrow to Exchange Vision 2025 Funds with Collinsville, Skiatook

The Broken Arrow City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of a resolution that would allow surplus Vision 2025 funds to be exchanged between Broken Arrow, Collinsville and Skiatook.

The reason for this exchange is that Vision 2025 Propositions specify...Read on...

Broken Arrow Vision 2025 Projects
Posted on: March 10, 2015

Broken Arrow Mayor to Serve on National Election Task Force

mayor craig thurmond pic

The National League of Cities (NLC) has appointed Mayor Craig Thurmond to a bipartisan task force that will raise awareness of city issues during the 2016 presidential election.

The NLC 2016 Presidential Election Task Force aims to position NLC as th...Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2015

Report Problems Online Through the Request Tracker

If you have a problem or concern to report, you may now submit your request online through the City’s website at

Action Center staff will submit these requests to the appropriate department to resolve the i...Learn how...

Report a Problem
Posted on: February 2, 2015

Bond Sale to Fund 2014, 2011 Construction Projects

The City of Broken Arrow recently completed the sale of $14,880,000 in General Obligation (GO) bonds.

The staff recommended and City Council approved the 2014 list, based on contractual or other binding commitments to proceed with the project or compl...Read on...

View Update on Bond Projects
Posted on: January 21, 2015

Annual Audit Finds No Issues with the City's Finances

An independent audit of the City of Broken Arrow’s finances during the 2014 Fiscal Year came back clean.

Edmond, Oklahoma based Arledge & Associates, P.C. conducted the independent audit, covering the City of Broken Arrow’s financial records from July...Read on...

Read the FY 2014 Audit
Posted on: December 30, 2014

2014 Annual Report Now Available

annual report

The 2014 Annual Report is now available for viewing online at, or residents may pick up a copy at City Hall, 220 S. First Street.

A few highlights from the report include newly opened businesses in the renovate...Read on...

View the 2014 Annual Report
Posted on: November 14, 2014

Move Over for Emergency Responders

Broken Arrow Police and Fire officials are reaching out to the motoring public, in an effort to quell an increasing trend in the number of collisions involving emergency vehicles responding to emergencies.

Broken Arrow Emergency Responders have been s...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

Look for New Trash Bag Vouchers to Arrive in October

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The next distribution of vouchers for trash bags will be mailed during the second and third weeks of October 2014. Each mailing contains four vouchers good for a total of 100 bags. That’s four rolls of 25 bags per roll.

Vouchers may be redeemed at th...

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WasteZero Website
Posted on: September 16, 2014

Broken Arrow wins Voice of the People Award for Transformation in Safety

Broken Arrow, Okla. (9/16/2014) – Based on responses from the National Citizen Survey (NCS), residents of Broken Arrow report the highest increase in levels of satisfaction with Safety compared with responses from all other municipalities participating in...Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2011

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Posted on: April 18, 2011

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