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1. When do I need a Certificate of Occupancy (C/O)?
2. How much does a Certificate of Occupancy (C/O) cost?

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1. What is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?
2. What type of programs and projects are eligible for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds?
3. What is the City of Odessa's annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Cycle?
4. What special regulations apply to the various types of projects that can be funded?

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1. Who is eligible to apply for a CDBG Grant?
2. What activities are eligible for funding?
3. When is the deadline to submit an application?

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1. How many different vaccines are there?
2. How long does immunity last? Will this vaccine be needed every year, like a flu shot?
3. Is this vaccine for children?
4. How do we know the vaccine is safe?
5. Should people who tested positive for COVID-19 be vaccinated?
6. How much will it cost to receive COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Who is getting vaccinated first?
8. What other populations will have priority access to the vaccine?
9. Can patients get a flu shot and a COVID-19 shot at the same time? If not, how long do they have to wait between each vaccine?
10. COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Phase 1B Definition

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1. What is Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
2. How is COVID-19 spread?
3. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
4. How can I help protect myself?

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1. What is disc golf?

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1. What is a right-of-way?
2. How much right-of-way does the City have in the street?
3. Who can work in the right-of-way?
4. When do I need a permit?
5. Is there a charge for a right-of-way permit?
6. Do I need a permit to paint addresses on the curb?
7. When putting in a mobile home, or building a house on a lot, what are the right-of-way requirements?
8. When is an inspection required?
9. How wide can I build my drive approach?
10. Why don't I have a sidewalk on my property?
11. Will the City repair my broken sidewalk?
12. Where do I get a permit, call for an inspection, or ask questions?
13. For how long is my permit valid?

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1. What is a comprehensive plan?
2. Why is Odessa preparing a comprehensive plan?
3. How does a comprehensive plan impact me?

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1. Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly?
2. How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
3. How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering?

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1. Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?
2. How can I get a copy of a fire report?
3. How can I get a copy of an emergency medical services (EMS) patient report?
4. How do I request a tour of a fire station?
5. Do I need to register my Fire Alarm or Medical Alarm?
6. Is there an arson hotline?
7. How do I report a complaint about a fire hazard?
8. Can I get a fire engine to visit my children's school?
9. How can I find out about safety programs for children and adults?
10. What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
11. What about smoke detectors?
12. What should I know about fire inspections?
13. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
14. How can I relay a compliment, complaint, or concern about Odessa Fire Rescue?

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1. Do I have to be a current resident of Odessa?
2. Can I buy a home in Midland?
3. Will I have to pay a mortgage?
4. Does my credit score matter?
5. The bank that I go to is not on your list of approved lenders. Is there any way that I could still receive the assistance but have the mortgage with my regular bank?
6. Do you provide a list of eligible homes or do I work with a realtor?
7. What happens if I choose a home that needs a lot of repairs?
8. What if the home has evidence of lead-based paint?
9. Can I use the assistance to purchase a mobile/manufactured home?
10. How often will I have to report to your office?
11. How long is the Homebuyer Education Course that I must attend to receive the assistance?
12. What if I do not have a bank account?
13. What if I did not file my tax returns last year?
14. Will I have to income qualify every year?
15. What if I am suppose to receive child support but I don't receive those payments?
16. I don't want to file for child support, am I still eligible?

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1. When can I start my project?
2. How long does the approval process take?
3. Do I need to attend any of the meetings?
4. How long does it take to be reimbursed?
5. How do I calculate what my reimbursement will be?
6. Is there a timeline for finishing the project?
7. What if I sell my building/business after I receive a grant?
8. I own a building but I lease it out to someone else. Can my lessee apply for a grant?

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1. Does the shelter-in-place order mean we are under a Lockdown? Are we allowed to leave our homes? Can we go in or out of the city?
2. How do I prove that I am allowed to be outside?
3. Is there a curfew in relation to the shelter in place?
4. No, a curfew has not been enacted for the Shelter-in-Place. There is an existing curfew for juveniles already in place.
5. What types of businesses must close during the shelter in place?
6. Will automotive dealerships stay open?

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1. Is the Court closed during the lunch hour?
2. How can I tell if my ticket is in the jurisdiction of Municipal Court?
3. How can I check what ticket(s) I have with Municipal Court and/or what they cost?
4. Should I assume that the court knows that I received more than one violation on my citations or that I have other outstanding cases?

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1. Is a permit required to install a photovoltaic system (PV/Solar Panels)?
2. What codes has your city adopted for photovoltaic systems (PV/Solar Panels)?
3. What is required to submit for a PV system?
4. Are there any zoning restrictions for solar panels?
5. Do you enforce the 3 feet fire setbacks on the roof for installed solar panels?
6. Do you require structural, electrical or both engineering stamps on plans?

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1. Who do I call if I want to report an animal attack / bite / vicious animal?
2. Who do I call if I want to report a stray, dead, or barking dog issue during or after regular business hours?
3. Where can I find an updated copy of the Odessa City Ordinance?
4. How can I get rid of stray / unwanted cats at my house?
5. How many dogs / cats can I legally keep at my residence?
6. How often does my dog / cat / ferret need to receive the rabies vaccine?
7. Will an Animal Control Officer come out and inspect my home / property to ensure my pets are within City ordinance?
8. If I live in the county (red street signs) and have an animal issue, who do I contact?
9. If I want to report an animal related issue, can I stay anonymous?
10. If Animal Control picks up a stray animal and I want it, how can I adopt it?

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1. What should I do with issues involving bees, other insects, or rodents?
2. Where can I find information about the City ordinances relating to animals?
3. As a resident in the City limits of Odessa how many pets may I have?
4. If I live outside of City limits what are the regulations for animal pets in the County?
5. If I have an animal emergency after hours, where do I call?
6. Do I need a permit to sell animals in a public place, for example dogs and cats?
7. Where do I get a permit to sell animals?
8. If I adopt a cat or dog do I need to get it spayed or neutered?
9. What can I do if I have a problem with stray cats or wildlife, for example a skunk?
10. How long will my dog or cat be held if it gets impounded?
11. Can I call the Animal Shelter to check if my dog or cat was impounded?
12. What can I do if I have a barking dog complaint?

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1. How can I get a copy of a police report?
2. How can I check if someone is in jail and how do I get them out?
3. How can I register my residential or business alarm?
4. How do I get fingerprinted?
5. How can I commend an officer?
6. How can I file a complaint against an officer?
7. How can I request an off-duty officer?
8. What is the Department's policy regarding racial profiling?
9. How can I find out what beat or sector I am in?
10. Why didn't you make a report on my minor accident?
11. How can I report a crime tip?
12. How can I adopt an animal from Animal Control?
13. What to do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
14. How can I know who the registered sex offenders residing in Odessa are?

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1. What crimes are covered?
2. Who is eligible?
3. What sort of expenses might be covered by Crime Victims Compensation funding?

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1. What do I do if online incident reporting is not right for me?
2. What if this happened in another City? Can I file a report online?
3. What if this happened on a state highway?
4. What is a known suspect?

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1. I have more than one child participating in Odessa youth sports. Am I going to have to pay for each child?
2. My child participates in more than one sport in Odessa. Do I have to pay for the training more than once?
3. When does the SMART Parents Training expire?
4. Why is this program mandatory?
5. How can I participate if I don’t have a computer?
6. How can Spanish-speakers participate?
7. How long is the certificate good for?

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1. I found my name, but what if I don't know what the money is for?
2. Why does the City ask for "proof of your Social Security Number" as part of the request?
3. Is there a charge for making or receiving a claim?
4. What if the City needs additional information about my claim?
5. I still need additional help. Who should I contact?