Omaha City Council to vote on 2013 budget

Aug 28, 2012

A vote is scheduled Tuesday afternoon on Omaha’s 2013 budget.

The $319.8 million general fund budget contains no property tax increase. It projects a one to three percent increase in sales tax revenue next year.

Councilmen introduced eleven amendments to the 2013 budget. One would remove raises for Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle’s Chief of Staff, as well as for the Finance and Public Works Directors. Those raises weren’t part of this year’s spending plan, but were given to those employees.

Other amendments would put $40,000 toward the development of a 311 system, and $200,000 toward the Planning Department for demolition of properties.

The city council meets at 2 pm.