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Mayor's budget proposal includes funding libraries

Posted: 7:41 AM, Jul 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-19 12:48:56Z

Mayor Jean Stothert's 2019 budget proposal  call for funding a new library, a major makeover to another and a move to a high-tech checkout system. 

Under the new spending plan, money is allocated to shift all city libraries to a radio frequency ID system. 

The mayor's capitol improvement plan also calls for a $15 million new library in Southwest Omaha and a $20 million replacement for the current downtown library. 

A public meeting will be held on the proposed budget on July 31.