Every week, The Reader picks 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.

  • Property tax levy: As Mayor Jean Stothert requested for the 2022 city budget, the Omaha City Council will vote to lower the property tax rate to 46.922 cents per $100. The current rate is 47.922. The city council will hold a public hearing at 1 p.m Tuesday, before voting during the regular meeting at 2 p.m.
  • TIF: The Holy Name Housing Corporation is requesting tax increment financing for an affordable housing project called “Eastside Bungalows”. The plan proposes $310,000 in TIF for the construction of 13 row home residential units on contiguous lots on the corner of North 18th and Ohio Streets, and another $310,000 for 12 units at 1620 Clark Street. 
  • Rental assistance: The city council will vote Tuesday to allocate $16.9 million in emergency rental assistance from the American Rescue Plan to be distributed by Metro Area Consortium of Care for the Homeless (MACCH). The city council approved a previous agreement with MACCH for $22.2 million in March.
  • County board: The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will meet Tuesday to declare September 2021 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, approve a speaking contract with Black and Pink’s Dominique Morgan on LGBTQ+ youth in the juvenile justice system, and receive a weekly COVID-19 update from health director Lindsay Huse.

See the full Omaha City Council and Board of County Commissioners agendas for Tuesday, Aug. 31, and tune in here to the Douglas County Board at 9 a.m. and the Omaha City Council at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

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