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  • Taxpayers Save Money on Health Care

    2019-12-06 18:15:27

    (December 6, 2019) After eight years of negotiations with the city employee unions, Mayor Jean Stothert has now achieved the long-term goal of administering a single health insurance plan for all covered city employees. ...

  • Riverfront Construction Moves to Next Phase

    2019-11-25 22:51:45

    (November 25, 2019) Heartland of America Park will close after Thanksgiving weekend to prepare for the next phase of riverfront construction. The closure, originally scheduled for the beginning of 2020, will instead&nb ...

  • Recycling Contract To Be Rebid; City Remains Committed

    2019-11-19 18:04:15

    (November 19, 2019) Firstar Fiber’s bid to process recyclable products for the City of Omaha will be rejected and the City will rebid the contract with different terms. The City notified Firstar today of its intent t ...

  • City Maintains High Bond Ratings

    2019-11-19 17:57:36

    (November 19, 2019) Two important measures of the City’s financial health show continued strong results. Moody’s and S & P Global have reaffirmed the City of Omaha bond ratings and the 2019 projected City of Om ...

  • Holiday Lights Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    2019-11-14 22:41:28

    (November 14, 2019)  The Holiday Lights Festival will celebrate its 20th year with a new twist in the downtown lighting display. Due to construction at the Gene Leahy Mall, the Old Market and surrounding streets wi ...

  • Visitor Spending Hits All-Time High

    2019-10-22 21:28:11

    (October 22, 2019) Omaha is experiencing nine straight years of tourism growth, according to new economic impact research done by Tourism Economics – an Oxford Economics Company. The study shows 13.1 million visitors ...

  • Sander Named to Lead Human Resources Department

    2019-10-07 19:48:42

    (October 7, 2019) Mayor Jean Stothert has named Deborah Sander as Director of Human Resources. Sander worked in the City of Omaha Finance and Human Resources Departments for 28 years until she retired in December 2018. ...

  • Waive Your Library Fines with Food Donations

    2019-09-23 23:16:59

    (September 23, 2019) Omaha Public Library will accept food donations during the week of October 6-13 to benefit the nutritious choice food pantry and community nutrition programs of Together with collaborative part ...

  • Vision Zero Task Force Recommends Safety Changes

    2019-09-16 23:09:47

    (September 16, 2019) A Vision Zero coordinator will be hired in 2020 to implement recommendations made by the Vision Zero Task Force. Mayor Jean Stothert created the task force to study Vision Zero strategies to reduce ...

  • Mayor Announces 2019 Town Hall Schedule

    2019-09-16 23:07:20

    (September 16, 2019) – Mayor Jean Stothert will hold her annual series of Town Hall meetings this fall beginning September 24th.  In the last six years, Mayor Stothert has hosted 46 Town Hall meetings.   ...