Every week The Reader will pick out noteworthy agenda items from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Omaha City Council. Visit the county and city’s websites to view the full agendas.

  • Annexation Package: The Omaha City Council will vote on Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2021 annexation package during Tuesday’s meeting. The package includes Whispering Ridge West, southeast of 180th and Maple streets; Northridge, northwest of 180th & Pacific streets; and an area adjacent to 156th and Fort streets.
  • Park rules: Last week, the Omaha Parks Department included an amendment to City Park rules to keep city trails open 24 hours a day. The Council delayed voting on park rules after transit advocates requested that trails be recognized as transportation.
  • Address requirement: Under current rules of order, members of the public are required to state their address before speaking in front of the City Council. The Council will vote on an amendment that would create a process to waive that requirement for the sake of privacy. A citizen could submit a form to the City Clerk’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. the Monday prior to a meeting.
  • Health and Human Services Committee: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will not meet on Tuesday for its regular meeting. However, the Board’s Health and Human Services Committee will meet Thursday at 1:30 p.m. to provide updates on COVID-19 assistance and recovery.

See the full Omaha City Council agenda for Tuesday, July 13.


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