FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, Feb 15, 2021
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
City Cancels Public Meetings, Tuesday Solid Waste Collection as Winter Weather Hammers Little Rock
With winter weather making travel dangerous, the City of Little Rock announced on Monday that all public meetings have been canceled through Wednesday. The Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 23. City offices will remain closed on Tuesday and there will be no solid waste collection. Crews are expected to work Saturday to catch up on the delays caused by winter weather.
The City is working with homeless services providers to ensure that those experiencing homelessness have safe shelter. Little Rock Police Department and Little Rock Fire Department staff are providing transportation for any unsheltered residents they encounter.
Additionally, arrangements have been made to use Barton Coliseum at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds as an emergency shelter for those experiencing homelessness if bed space runs out at smaller homeless service providers and hotel vouchers are no longer available.
Public safety staff strongly urges residents to stay off roadways if travel isn’t absolutely necessary. Any drivers who are out are reminded remain patient and vigilant around crews working to clear streets as quickly and safely as possible under these difficult circumstances.
Those that do need to drive, may visit LittleRock.gov to find a list of street closures.
About the City of Little Rock’s Response to COVID-19
Residents may visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 for all information about the City’s efforts related to COVID-19, including the newly created Small Business Emergency Assistance Program. Volunteers are needed to assist with the grab-and-go feeding efforts for vulnerable populations, including students and seniors. Sign up at LittleRock.gov/volunteer. The Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund benefits the grab-and-go feeding effort and the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE). Donations of PPE are also accepted. Donate here or visit LittleRock.gov/covid19 and click on the Little Rock Cares Emergency Relief Fund button. Follow the City of Little Rock on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @CityLittleRock.