Omaha Public Radio News
7:40 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Two Mayoral candidates release plans aimed at reducing violence

Omaha, NE – Two candidates for Mayor of Omaha are releasing their plans for reducing violence in the city.

Hal Daub and Jim Vokal released their plans Monday. Daub's plan is a seven-part approach, which includes working with federal agencies to prosecute gang members under racketeering laws. Daub also wants to create a Hometown Security Commissioner position and put more uniformed Police officers on the streets.

Vokal's plan will be detailed in a new television ad beginning Tuesday. The Omaha City Councilman says tougher penalties, increased foot patrols, and community partnerships are all key to reducing violence.

Omaha Public Radio News will bring you more on Daub and Vokal's plans Tuesday morning.