Public hearing Tuesday on Omaha's 2015 budget

Aug 11, 2014

A public hearing on Omaha’s proposed 2015 budget is Tuesday evening.

Mayor Jean Stothert presented the 2015 budget last month. The $852 million budget contains a 2 percent property tax decrease. The budget projects increases in sales and restaurant tax revenue next year. Property tax revenue is expected to remain nearly flat.

The budget includes 21 new police officers. It budgets for wage increases and pension obligations. The fire department’s budget is up 1.4 percent, and the police department’s budget up 1 percent, in 2015.

The public hearing begins at 7 pm at City Hall. The Omaha City Council is scheduled to vote on the 2015 budget August 26th.