KETV President and General Manager Ariel Robin explains in this on-air editorial that it is important to vote YES for these bond issues for improvements to our streets, sewers, parks, public safety and public facilities. Watch the editorial to learn more about why these bonds don't increase taxes and give Omaha an additional $115 million in [...]
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"Approving the bonds is sound business practice, since the finances enable the city to meet these needs without a property tax increase, as decades of experience have shown. The city devotes 19.421 cents of its property-tax levy to general obligation debt service, and the new bonds would be paid for within the existing tax levy. New [...]
"The council on Tuesday held a public hearing on the multipart proposal to issue general obligation bonds. It is set to vote on the package on Jan. 30. The city issues such bonds every four to five years, though the total amount this year is the largest in recent times. The bonds would pay for projects [...]
Omaha World-Herald: “Omaha bond proposal includes $227 million to pay for streets, parks, public safety”streetandsewer18 2018-03-02T13:26:27+00:00
"A new Fire Station 31 in South Omaha and improvements at Adams Park in north Omaha are among the projects that would move forward if the City of Omaha issues $227.5 million in bonds. The bonds would pay for projects in Mayor Jean Stothert’s newest capital improvement plan." Excerpted from "Omaha bond proposal includes $227 million [...]