Politics & Elections
11:02 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Omaha voters approve bond issues

Omaha will move forward with infrastructure and public safety projects.

Voters on Tuesday approved five bond issues worth $92 million. The largest of the bond issues is $47 million for street, highway, and bridge maintenance. $14.5 million will go toward park and recreation improvement projects.

Omaha voters approved $13.6 million in bonds for sewer projects, and $10.2 million for infrastructure needs at public facilities.

A fifth bond issue, worth $6.25 million, will fund fire department expenses, such as vehicles and equipment.

In a statement, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert says “We will be able to pay for important projects and purchases in our Capital Improvement Plan, including fire trucks and medic units, road widening and resurfacing and improvements to our parks.”