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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
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    Omaha curfew order for Friday & Saturday

    Mayor Stothert's Official press Release (June 4, 2020) Mayor Jean Stothert has signed an Emergency Order reinstating a citywide curfew Friday and Saturday nights, June 5 and 6. The curfew will be in effect from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00.a.m. The Mayor’s action is based on a recommendation from Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. At a news conference Wednesday, Chief Schmaderer said he would recommend reinstatement if information about planned weekend events warranted additional safety precautions. OPD is currently aware of 5 events planned for Friday and a large gathering on Satur
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