Omaha, NE – The Missouri River will rise to near 36 feet at Omaha within the next few days.
Omaha's Missouri River Unified Command updated the flood situation Thursday morning. Assistant Fire Chief Dan Stolinski, the spokesman for Unified Command, says flooding of the Little and Big Sioux rivers will raise the water level downstream.
Omaha, NE – Four upcoming forums give the public a chance to weigh in on Omaha's 2012 budget.
Mayor Jim Suttle's office announced Thursday that budget forums will be held prior to the City Council's vote on the 2012 spending plan. The forums are July 27th at Common Ground Community Center in Elkhorn, July 28th at Westside High School, August 1st at North High School, and August 3rd at South High School. Each forum begins at 7pm.
Omaha, NE – Another candidate has entered the Second Congressional District race.
John Ewing announced earlier this week he'll run for the seat currently held by Lee Terry. Ewing is in his second term as Douglas County Treasurer. He was an Omaha Police officer for 24 years prior to that.
Omaha, NE – Omaha's fiscal year 2012 budget accounts for nine fewer police officers and 24 fewer firefighters.
Mayor Jim Suttle introduced the budget at Tuesday's city council meeting. The $730.6 million dollar budget is ten percent larger than this year's spending plan. Most of that increase is in capital and non-personnel services, according to documents released by city officials. There's no tax increase in the budget plan, and no projected 2012 deficit.