Vote YES For Public Facilities

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Vote YES For Public Facilities 2018-04-09T09:54:09+00:00

Improving Omaha’s Public Facilities

The Public Facilities Plan provides a comprehensive facility inventory of 92 major public facilities which are dispersed throughout the City. These facilities include: community centers, fire facilities, parks maintenance facilities, police facilities, and public works facilities (excluding water and sewer treatment facilities). All other City facilities were excluded from this project, except from the perspective of considering available land and/or potential for co‚Äźlocation opportunities. The Public Facilities Plan identifies a long-term vision and time-phased plan for disposing of deficient facilities, developing new facilities, consolidation of services, and maintenance of public facilities. The CIP strategically implements the Public Facilities Plan by outlining a 6-year schedule to allocate funds to those projects.

The City continues to work on a comprehensive program to develop a realistic schedule of capital repairs and renovations of its public facilities. Priority is given to projects that ensure safety of the public and employees, bring facilities into or maintain compliance with all applicable codes, decrease operation or maintenance costs, increase the efficient use of existing space, or extend the useful life of City-owned buildings.

Vote YES for this bond on the ballot May 15:

SHALL THE CITY OF OMAHA BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE AND SELL GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF THIRTY-NINE MILLION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($39,370,000) FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING THE FUNDS FOR PAYMENT OF THE COST OF ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING, EQUIPPING AND REHABILITATING POLICE BUILDING AND FACILITIES, FIRES STATIONS, BRANCH LIBRARIES, PARK MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, AUDITORIUM RENOVATIONS AND REPLACEMENTS AND OTHER PUBLIC FACILITIES OF THE CITY OF OMAHA. THE APPROXIMATE COST TO THE TAXPAYERS OF THE CITY OF OMAHA IF THIS PROPOSAL IS APPROVED TO BE THIRTY-NINE MILLION THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($39,370,000) PLUS INTEREST PAYABLE ON SAID BONDS TO BE PAID FROM THE FUND FOR PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS ON THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE CITY OF OMAHA AS PROPOSED IN THE NOTICE OF ELECTION WHICH ALSO PROVIDES THAT THE APPROVAL OF THIS BOND ISSUE WILL NOT INCUR ANY INCREASES IN THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY RATE OF THE CITY OF OMAHA.

For a list of projects that may be funded by these bonds, visit the City of Omaha Planning Department’s Capital Improvement Program website.