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Firefighters contract, proposal to fix Omaha streets on tap for Tuesday's city council meeting

Posted at 6:17 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 19:17:43-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Tuesday is your chance to speak out about the city's new deal with Omaha firefighters.

The city council will hold a public hearing and could vote on the five-year contract. The deal calls for three percent yearly pay raises starting next year. But it allows firefighters to manage their own health insurance through 2023.

Members of the Omaha Professional Firefighters Association already voted to approve it.

You can also weigh in on the mayor's proposal to fix Omaha streets. Mayor Jean Stothert wants to put a $200 million bond issue on the May ballot. If approved, the average cost of property taxes would go up $35 per year on a $100,000 home.

The city council will take public comment on the issue at Tuesday’s meeting.

The city council is scheduled to vote on whether the bond should be on the May ballot next week.