With the 2021 city election approaching, The World-Herald sought to set the stage for the issues facing the City of Omaha into the future.
Omaha has been through an incredible period of growth going back to construction of the city’s arena and convention center.
While Omaha has grown a lot, it also has changed significantly — and in many ways faces a different world now.
The newspaper sought out perspectives from a broad collection of civic voices — people who are involved, connected and leaders in the community, and who offered an array of viewpoints and backgrounds.
With some sources, we asked about specific topics, such as suburban growth and redevelopment in Omaha or the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s landmark Project NExT. We also sought answers to this question: What priorities do you see for Omaha's future?
The World-Herald asked incumbent Mayor Jean Stothert and challenger RJ Neary to weigh in several key issues ahead of Omaha's May 11 general election. Here's Stothert and Neary in their own words on the key issues facing Omaha.