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.

  • New health director: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will vote to approve Dr. Lindsay Huse as the county’s new health director Tuesday, who was confirmed by the Board of Health last week.
  • More TIF in Blackstone: Omaha City Council will vote on $6.2 million in tax-increment financing for the construction of a new building in Blackstone. The nine-story building at 3710 Harney Street would feature about 161 apartment units and 20,000 square feet in commercial space.
  • STOP Violence Against Women: The City Council will vote to accept and disburse $248,642.18 in funding from the STOP Violence Against Women Grant. The money will be used to “enhance victim assistance services and prosecute cases of domestic violence”. The Omaha Police Department requested $89,000 to fund the salary of the Domestic Violence Squad Sergeant.
  • Justice Center Skywalk: Omaha Douglas Public Building Commission applied to lease property to construct a skywalk across Harney Street connecting the Douglas County Justice Center. The construction of the justice center has been controversial because of high costs and a new juvenile center.

See the full Omaha City Council agenda for Tuesday, June 15.

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