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Mayor Stothert holds first of four Town Halls

Mayor Jean Stothert
Posted at 7:40 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 19:17:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Jean Stothert will hold the first of four Town Hall meetings this month to gather input to develop the city's first long-term road maintenance and rehabilitation plan.

The Town Hall series, "A Road Map to Better Streets" will provide an overview of infrastructure needs, repair and maintenance, major construction projects, and current and future funding options.

City budgets for the last 10 years show that $12.2 million has gone towards road resurfacing in 2019, compared to just $2.8 million in 2010, an almost $10 million increase.

The Mayor's 2020 budget, which will be introduced to the City Council on July 23, will include another increase in the resurfacing budget.

The Town Hall meetings are scheduled for July 16, July 18, July 19, and July 22. We will be live streaming all of the Town Hall's on our website, Facebook page and all streaming devices.

Since taking office in 2013, Mayor Stothert has held 42 Town Hall meetings, seven each year in September and October. A Fall Town Hall series schedule will be announced in September.

Today's Town Hall begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Saddlebrook Community Center.

Also today, the City Council will decide on the Mayor's annexation plan. The plan is getting a third reading and vote and, if approved, would add four West Omaha neighborhoods, increasing the city's population by about 1,000 people. The Mayor says the move will bring the city nearly $10 million in revenue during the next ten years, while decreasing property taxes for the areas annexed.

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