Omaha time capsule: City Council seeks talks with mayor to ID funding priorities

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Posted: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:00 am

January 29, 1964: The City Council asked for discussions with Mayor James Dworak and the city's department heads to determine which of Omaha's financial needs would get attention first. The Council asked for harmony and dignity in the talks. The first meeting was set for the next week if the Mayor could attend. He expected to be back in his office soon after an absence of nearly seven weeks for surgery. Dworak had said he desired a meeting as soon as possible.

1943: Frank Heinisch, secretary of the Omaha Education Association, went to Lincoln seeking legislation to repeal the four-year-old Omaha school primary election law. State Sen. Harry Foster said he was considering introduction of a school primary repeal bill based on information from Heinisch that it would save the school district $8,000 in election expense every two years. Sens. Charles Tvrdik and Peter Gutoski advised Heinisch they would fight the primary repeal bill. “The primary bill was needed for more representative government and nothing has occurred since to make me change my mind,” Tvrdik said.

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