It’s time for your two cents’ worth. Or four cents, if you’re really interested.
The Omaha city charter review convention, which will make recommendations on possible changes to the document that serves as the city’s constitution, plans two meetings primarily for public comment. They are Tuesday (4 p.m.-6 p.m.) and Thursday (5 p.m.-7 p.m.) at the City-County Building.
This is the first review of the city charter in a dec- ade, and the group’s recommendations will be sent to the City Council. Ideas that pass will end up on the ballot.
Omaha Public Schools, meanwhile, also wants to hear from citizens as the district works on its first strategic plan in more than a decade. The blueprint will consider goals for student achievement, building improvements, financial transparency and other areas. Four community forums are planned for the week of Oct. 20 for parents and community members to discuss the planning process and help identify the district’s strengths and weaknesses.
These sessions offer Omahans the opportunity to help chart the future course of two key institutions. Weigh in.