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  • How do you benefit from using a parking payment app, such as PassportParking Mobile Pay, Apple Tap and Pay, or Android Pay?

  • How do parking enforcement staff know that I have paid through a mobile app?

  • Do I get a receipt?

  • Is it safe to do a credit card transaction over the phone, at the meter, or on the mobile parking payment app?

  • What costs are associated with parking payment apps?

  • Why is the City of Ocala involved in redeveloping Brownfields?

  • Who is responsible for cleaning up a property with hazardous material contamination?

  • What is a Brownfield?

  • Why wouldn't we just want to keep the water there?

  • Where does all of the excess water go now?

  • How many parking spots will be available?

  • What is the plan for the invasive species that currently inhabit the park area?

  • What impact will this park have on local schools?

  • How deep will the pond water be?

  • Will it just be a pond?

  • This is replacing a Disc Golf Course, what is the recreational benefit to having this park?

  • I live near the park, how will this affect me?

  • How will this benefit the Aquifer?

  • How long will the project take?

  • How much water will be sent to the park daily?

  • How can I find available property or rental space?

  • What types of businesses are eligible for City incentives?

  • My business isn’t in the city of Ocala; can you assist me?

  • Does the City support Brownfields development?

  • What economic development business incentives are available?

  • Does Community Development Services repair mobile homes?

  • How do I get Community Program assistance?

  • What services does Community Programs offer?

  • Does the City offer rental assistance?

  • I don't live in the city of Ocala; can I receive Community Programs assistance?

  • Where do I find the locations of all current outages?

  • How do I report an outage?

  • Why is it important to keep my contact information current?

  • How do I check the breaker panel?

  • When will my power be restored?

  • My neighbor has power, why don't I?

  • What is a weather head and who is responsible?

  • Who is responsible for fixing what?

  • Why do I see Mosquito Control trucks driving through my neighborhood, with lights flashing, and I see nothing sprayed out?

  • Are the chemicals used hazardous to my health?

  • Why can't you fog on a regular basis, such as once a week?

  • How long does the mosquito spray last?

  • Why don't you do all your spraying operations by air, instead of using trucks?

  • Why do you spray for mosquitoes when I am out taking my evening walk?

  • Why do we spend so much money on mosquito control instead of letting nature take care of the problem?

  • What is Encephalitis?

  • How can I protect myself?

  • What is Zika?

  • Aren’t all utilities the same?

  • What is the Power Cost Adjustment (PCA)?

  • How can I get an audit?

  • Who is Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA)?

  • Why does my electric bills seem so high?

  • What makes up the electric rate I see?

  • Who makes the decision on what my rates will be?

  • How does OEU handle vegetation management?

  • What if I paid a meter and still got a ticket?