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City Council denies waste management contract, plastic bag ban veto override fails

Mayor Stothert open to the idea of plastic bag ban
Posted at 6:39 PM, Jun 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 19:43:24-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha's City Council had some big items on their agenda today. They looked at overturning Mayor Jean Stothert's veto on the plastic bag ban as well as the city's garbage contract.

The City Council voted 6-1 to deny the waste management contract, while the Plastic Bag ban veto override failed 4-3.

The council approved the plastic bag ban last month and the mayor, as promised, vetoed it.

An area grocery store eliminated plastic bags this weekend and began offering a discount ahead of the council meeting today.

3 News Now Senior Reporter Jake Wasikowski attended both of the council's meetings today.