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Omaha federal agents serve search warrant at house of city councilmember | #citycouncil

Federal agents served a search warrant at the house of an Omaha city council member Tuesday.FBI Omaha served search warrants at the residence of Vinny Palermo and a building owned by Police Athletics for Community Engagement near 39th and X. PACE is a nonprofit organization outside of city government, heavily funded by city council and […]

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While waiting on climate plan, Omaha mayor asked to act now

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Whether or not it took Omaha too long to officially begin the climate plan journey was not what people like U.N.L. Professor Emeritus David Corbin and Creighton’s sociology program director Ryan Wishart came to Mayor Jean Stothert’s final town hall of 2022 to talk about. “There are a lot of federal […]

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Google Fiber cleared for Omaha landing by city council | #citycouncil

Google Fiber is lining up an arrival into the Omaha market.City council approved a right-of-way agreement with Google Fiber on Tuesday, which permits Google to install, maintain, operate and control a fiber optic infrastructure for broadband internet.”We would get to work on our design plans and, in 2023, start construction in the community of Omaha,” […]

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City council orders downtown arcade lounge’s liquor license renewal application | #citycouncil

City attorneys outlined a series of concerns about the downtown bar, prompting Omaha City Council to vote unanimously in favor of the thorough application for renewal.”Sometimes we need to put some extra conditions and have some extra oversight,” said council member Aimee Melton during Tuesday’s meeting.City attorney Ryan Wiesen summarized the 13 tavern reports that […]

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Omaha City Council approves extra funds for downtown library move | #citycouncil

At the W. Dale Clark Library, movers are loading up for Omaha Public Library’s next chapter.”I don’t think it’s quite hit me yet. I keep seeing the giant boxes of books being moved out and it’s a little startling sometimes,” executive director Laura Marlane said. Omaha’s City Council this week approved an extra $130,294.24 for […]

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Omaha City Council leader will push for climate action plan funding | Politics & Government | #citycouncil

Frustrated by the city’s lack of progress in developing a climate action plan, the president of Omaha’s City Council said he intends to introduce a proposal aimed at speeding up the process.  Other U.S. cities already have climate action plans, and City Council President Pete Festersen hopes that his proposal to secure funding for such […]

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Omaha Mayor Stothert addresses travel scrutiny ahead of trip to Sicily | National News

OMAHA — As she prepared to embark on a three-week trip to Sicily, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert defended her out-of-town travel, which has garnered increased scrutiny in recent weeks amid media attention and a controversial proposal to change the city charter. The trip, which was postponed in 2021, is one of the final steps needed […]

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Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s lengthy absentee record

Mayor Jean Stothert’s proposal to change the city charter to allow the mayor to run things while out of town has drawn questions about how often she’s been absent.The remote-work mayor currently has to transfer power to City Council President Pete Festersen when he or she leaves the state.“There wasn’t one decision that was made […]

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Omaha City Council taking action on suggested changes to charter | #citycouncil

The Omaha City Council has requested 10 proposed amendments to the city charter to be added to the upcoming meeting’s agenda.The city council’s legislative affairs committee, which includes Council President Pete Festersen, councilmember Aimee Melton and councilmember Danny Begley, announced Thursday that the 10 proposed changes will be placed on the Aug. 2 council agenda. […]

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