Citizens speak out on proposed Omaha city budget – Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska 2021-08-03 23:10:34 –

Omaha, Nebraska (KMTV)-People share their thoughts on the 2022 budget and capital improvement program proposed by Mayor Jean Stozart.

The Omaha City Council began listening to public comments on Tuesday at 6:30 pm and spent more than two hours hearing from the general public.

Many have brought a 3.5% increase in funding to the Omaha police station. Some people have said that their money should go to other services in the community instead.

“Imagine a world where people and real crime prevention are invested in mental health resources, education, job development, affordable housing, etc.,” said Lynn Mills, a resident who opposes the proposed budget. I did.

Another thing they were talking about was the lack of funding for a capital improvement program for protected bike lanes.

Proponents of bike lanes say that less money needs to go to the parking lot and more money needs to be paid for other modes of transportation.

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