Omaha City Council Tables Vote on Restaurant Tax Once Again

September 13th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

Instead of supporting the measure outright Tuesday, Councilman Chris Jerram proposed an amendment which would lower the restaurant tax on all businesses—brick and mortar as well as food trucks– by a quarter of a percent, down to 2.25 percent.

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Council Approves $100 million UNMC project

August 31st, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

iEXCEL will create 325 new jobs, and generate a little more than $39 million of economic impact

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Omaha Council Approves Mayor’s 2017 Budget

August 24th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

Omaha Police Department’s Police Athletics Community Engagement program, or PACE, also received more funding thanks to an amendment sponsored by Councilman Pete Festersen.

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Omaha Council Closes 2 Bars, Puts off Food Truck Tax Again

August 10th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

Outside the legislative chambers, the City is fighting a lawsuit with the owner of Michael’s Cantina, who says if his restaurant is paying a restaurant tax, food trucks should too.

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City Council approves more road repairs

July 27th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

relatively new practice from the Mayor’s office has been to pay for up to half the costs of replacing the blacktop when a road maintenance district is created, the other half is assessed to affected property owners.

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Omaha Council Could Approve Higher Pay for Civil Engineers

June 29th, 2016

By Ryan Robertson

According to Public Works, there are nine advertised job openings for civil engineers, but the offered pay isn’t offering enough in to hire anyone.

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