Median ordinance moves on to final round

Posted at 6:55 PM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 19:55:04-04

The Omaha city council heard testimony from those for and against a proposed ordinance to ban people from occupying medians in high-traffic areas. 

One panhandler on 72nd and Dodge told 3 News Now he actually is in favor of the ordinance, "Could be dangerous in the middle of the street."

The ordinance applies to medians within 200 feet of high traffic intersections with posted speed limits of 30 mph for higher. The city will post a sign explaining the ordinance on each intersection where public works deems a need. 

Only law enforcement and work crews are exempt from the ban.

The city council is expected to vote up or down on the ordinance next week.