Public hearing Tuesday on Omaha's 2014 budget

Aug 12, 2013

The public has a chance Tuesday to weigh in on Omaha's 2014 budget.

A public hearing is set for 7pm at City Hall. Mayor Jean Stothert introduced the $340 million general fund budget July 23rd. City officials project sales tax revenue will be flat in 2014, and Omaha will take in slightly less in property tax revenue.

During her address to Council members, Stothert identified revenue as one of the challenges in the 2014 budget year. She said another is health care costs, which are projected to rise 7.3 percent.

The 2014 budget plan would keep all Omaha Public Library branches open and operating at normal hours. Omaha's restaurant tax would bring in an estimated $27 million.