The mayor forwarded four bids to the City Council — two from FCC and two from West Central Sanitation. Council members, and not the mayor, will decide the number of carts that residents get — two or three — and whether yard waste is taken to the dump or composted.
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Omaha added another 1,000 people and four subdivisions to the city Tuesday after the City Council passed one of the city’s smallest annexation packages in years.
Shane Harrington declared a cease-fire Tuesday after the City Council recommended approving a liquor license 6-0 for Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club.
Stothert said she wants the public’s help in developing a long-term plan to better maintain and update streets. The mayor would like to see every lane mile resurfaced during its 20-year life span.
Re-wearing protective gear before washing it increases firefighters’ exposure to chemicals and compounds that, over a career, increase firefighters’ risk of getting cancer, fire union leaders say.
In May, the city verified 2,695 late pickup complaints for garbage or recycling. In June, it verified 3,224. And the city says more people waited than complained.
The low bidder on Omaha’s next trash contract says that its automated and semi-automated trucks could pick up garbage with only a driver, even in the city’s tightest alleys and streets.
The city will share the scope of road fixes needed and seek public input on what residents want to do and how to pay for it.
Arts leaders say they haven't finalized plans for the square block that now holds the group's parking lot. The site, which was once considered as a possible headquarters for HDR, is bounded by 11th and 12th Streets, Dodge Street and Capitol Avenue.
The council's action authorizes $114 million in bonds for the construction project. It's the last major vote on the controversial proposal. Future votes are required, but they will be procedural in nature.