Omaha police, fire chiefs' civil service protections may wind up on the line

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Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is considering a proposal to remove civil service protections for the police and fire chiefs as the city reviews its charter for the first time in a decade.

The City Council voted this week to create a charter study convention: a group of 25 people who will think about, talk about and vote on issues that should be added to or altered in the document that works as the city's constitution. The council and Stothert will name the members.

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