Omaha mayor releases city financials

Posted at 7:46 AM, Mar 08, 2017

The mayoral race in Omaha continues to rev up.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert talked about the city's finances and budget during her conference on Wednesday. 

The announcement comes less than a month away from the primary when she announced, her re-election bid last November.

Mayor Stothert said the city should end the 2016 fiscal year budget with a general fund surplus of more than $9.2  million dollars.

Stothert added sales tax revenues were $1.8 million dollars above budget.

While revenues from the restaurant tax, which Stothert promised to repeal when she ran for mayor four years ago were $2.1 million dollars above budget.

Storthert went on to say her challenger Heath Mello, who chaired the appropriations committee while serving as a state senator failed to do anything to address a growing shortfall in the state's current budget.