MECA letting city take lead on member's seat

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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 am

The Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority board will not act to remove one of its own — at least not until Mayor Jean Stothert and the Omaha City Council have formally weighed in on the issue of Jamie Gutierrez Mora's eligibility to serve.

Board Chairman John Lund said Wednesday that he and others on the board want to see a quick resolution to a topic that has become a “distraction.” And while the MECA board can act independently to remove a member — with or without cause — Lund said the responsibility for dealing with this issue should first fall to the city.

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