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Omaha City Council College World Series fans e-scooter access | #citycouncil

WILL HAVE ACCESS TO E-SCOOTERS 24 HOURS A DAY. THE OMAHA CITY COUNCIL APPROVED THE NEW RULES YESTERDAY BEFORE LIME SCOOTERS WERE ONLY AVAILABLE BETWEEN 5 A.M. AND 1030 AT NIGHT. THE UPDATED RULES ALSO ALLOW ONE PERSON TO RENT SCOOTERS FOR UP TO FOUR PEOPLE. LIME PLANS TO HAVE INFORMATION DAYS TO EDUCATE RIDERS […]

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Omaha mayor vetoes parking ordinance passed by city council

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert vetoed a new ordinance passed by the city council that allows police to fine people who park in yards.Stothert issued the veto Monday to the ordinance that was passed last week.”The ordinance creates confusion and raises questions,” Stothert wrote in a letter to the city council.As it was passed, the ordinance […]

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Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert running for reelection

Jean Stothert announces reelection campaign as Omaha’s Mayor Updated: 10:22 AM CDT Mar 26, 2024 Jean Stothert is running for reelection as Omaha’s mayor.Stothert, 70, made the announcement Tuesday morning at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Alumni Center.”We have a record of progress and success, and together, we have the momentum to build Omaha into […]

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Omaha City Council approves $150,000 hotel voucher program to provide rooms for unhoused people this winter | #citycouncil

The Omaha City Council approved almost $150,000 to help those facing homelessness. KETV reported earlier in the month on the hotel voucher program.The money comes from the city and is part of its keno lottery proceeds.Working with Together, vouchers will house 10 households.Priority will be given to those in the most severe situations and referrals […]

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Omaha mayor announces pickleball courts to open in 2025

A major entertainment tenant will open at the new Tranquility Commons.On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Jean Stothert announced the Kansas City chain, Chicken N’ Pickle will be coming to Omaha. Chicken N’ Pickle will be just down the road from Tranquility Park, located at 122nd Street and West Maple Road. The space will feature six indoor […]

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Omaha City Council pet licensing fee increase proposal | #citycouncil

Caring for your pet could get more expensive in Omaha.The city council plans to hold a public hearing on raising the cost of annual pet licensing fees.Fees to license a sterilized dog generally cost $26 and $13 for a cat. The city is proposing a $1.25 increase starting Jan. 1, with another $1 increase in […]

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City councilmembers to vote on pay raises for themselves and mayor, following city charter

City councilmembers to vote on pay raises for themselves and mayor, following city charter Updated: 6:35 PM CST Dec 15, 2023 Omaha city councilmembers are set to vote on salary increases for future officials and mayor, drawing mixed reactions in a public hearing this week.The Omaha city charter puts council members in charge of setting […]

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Omaha city council approves $800K for new bomb truck, other police equipment | #citycouncil

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – At Tuesday’s Omaha City Council meeting, a few big ticket items were approved for the Omaha Police Department, totaling more than $800,000. One of them is a massive piece of equipment, which many in the area have likely seen. “We’re called out approximately 80 times a year, some very important, dangerous […]

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City council honors Omaha’s ‘Godfather of Baseball’ | #citycouncil

The city council honored the “Godfather of Baseball” in south Omaha during Tuesday’s meeting.Council members approved a proclamation designating Dec. 9 as John Stella Day. “Your dad was great … he touched so many lives in south Omaha in the community of baseball,” councilmember Danny Begley said.Stella’s grandsons were there as the proclamation was read.Begley […]

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Omaha City Council could increase pet licensing fee | #citycouncil

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha City Council is set to consider increases to the city’s pet licensing fee by $1.25 each year and increase nuisance animal removal fees. A new contract with NHS approved by the city council on Oct. 24 required the City of Omaha to introduce this ordinance. Video shows why the […]

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