Omaha mayor releases city financials

Posted at 7:46 AM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 14:23:06-05

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.