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Mayor asking for waste contract vote delay

Jean Stothert
Posted at 6:42 AM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 07:47:49-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Mayor Jean Stothert is asking for a three week delay in tomorrow's scheduled city council vote.

The mayor recommended a two-cart option. Now, she wants HDR to complete an independent review of the plan.

More than 30 people raised concerns during last Tuesday's City Council meeting. The Mayor says she's taking those concerns into consideration.

The city council will also look at a change in a plastic bag ban proposal tomorrow.

Council member Pete Festersen submitted an amendment Thursday to his proposal to do away with single-use plastic bags.

The new proposal would include big box and drug stores in addition to grocery stores.