Stothert needed to undo contract she had pushed while on council
Last week, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert reached a tentative deal to reduce the paramedic training class from 48 to nine, saving the city about $4 million. Had Stothert and the Omaha fire union not reached an agreement, the mayor was prepared to lay off 19 firefighters.
Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 am
Less than a year ago, Omaha's then-Mayor Jim Suttle voiced reservations in signing the city's first fire contract in six years.
“Say some prayers. We're gonna need it,” he said, pointing in part to a provision that created a new paramedic training class he claimed would cost millions.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:00 am.