Dodge Street

Traffic on Dodge Street near Happy Hollow Boulevard earlier this year.

The Omaha City Council is considering whether to follow the lead of the County Board in renaming Dodge Street to Dodge Street.

Douglas County Board member Chris Rodgers led the board in passing a resolution that clarified that Dodge Street honors Nebraskan Union Pacific Railroad engineer and Union Army Gen. Grenville Dodge and his brother, N.P. Dodge.

The street is believed to be named after pro-slavery Iowa Sen. Augustus Caesar Dodge.

City Council President Ben Gray has proposed that the city pass a similar resolution.

State and city officials said no official changes will need to be made to carry out the resolutions.

The council is scheduled to vote today on the resolution.

Reporter - Politics

Roseann covers politics for The World-Herald. Before she came to The World-Herald in 2011, she covered politics for the Springfield, Mo., News-Leader. Follow her on Twitter @roseannmoring. Phone: 402-444-1084.

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