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  1. After a year of financial uncertainty and revenue loss, the City of Omaha projects a 2020 budget surplus estimated between $5-7 million dollars. The surplus can be attributed to numerous factors, including actions taken by Mayor Jean Stothert to reduce city spending by as much as $20 million as the Covid-19 pandemic severely impacted city revenues. The total all-fund budget shortfall was initially projected to be up to $75 million. Mayor Stothert made early decisions to protect public health by closing libraries and community centers, cancelling summer camps, delaying opening five c
  2. Mayor Jean Stothert has developed a list of 2021 priorities to plan for and aid the City’s recovery from COVID-19. The 2021 Pandemic Recovery Priorities is a checklist that includes financial assistance to citizens, public health initiatives, additional city support for recovery-related community programs, resources to restart Omaha’s important tourism and event industry, and rescheduling a police recruit class. “We must plan a successful restart of our economy, support our citizens and businesses that need assistance, and manage city finances and services for our taxpayers,” sai
  3. We provided this update today on the first three days of FCC collections. (Omaha, NE) – In the first three days of solid waste collection service in Omaha, FCC Environmental reports approximately 7,500 missed collections. Several immediate steps will address the delay and prevent further inconveniences. • Additional trucks and drivers will be deployed to increase the number of collection routes and special collection services • FCC will add Saturday collection to the schedule this week • Beginning tomorrow, December 3, Under the Sink (4001 S. 120th Street) will accept used, empty tr
  4. #MWTM With a local COVID-19 update. Check out the new dashboard that Pottawattamie County Public Health launched. It shows COVID-19 case counts by zip codes and can be found on their website at https://www.pottcounty-ia.gov/covid19/ Stay well!
  5. The latest news coming out of the Omaha Mayors office is the 2021 city budget. 2 notable highlights are a increase the Omaha Police Department budget 1.23% to $161.8 million, maintain budgeted sworn officers at 902 and a increase the Omaha Fire Department budget 3.18% 116, maintain budgeted sworn strength at 658. Mayor Stothert has stated that she has been asked by several others to cut the police budget by 25%. That didn't happen. Not even a thought for the Omaha mayor. Mayor Stothert on the mayor's city website news section was quoted as saying Mayor Stothert is righ
  6. Council Bluffs Mayor Matt Walsh speaks about armed citizens protecting the Publics property, Pottawattimie County Courthouse and gives a Covid 19 update.
  7. Council Bluffs "A minute with the Mayor" update. April 17th
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