The Omaha City Council authorized up to $17.5 million in tax increment financing for the Horsemen’s Park redevelopment project.
Omaha City Councilman Don Rowe sees nothing wrong with the zero-waste lifestyle that two young couples are following in his district, as long as they are following city rules.
Pete Festersen was elected council president, and Vinny Palermo will serve as vice president.
Pete Festersen will serve as council president and Vinny Palermo will serve as vice president.
Danny Begley, Juanita Johnson and Don Rowe will be sworn in on June 7, joining four incumbents on the Omaha City Council.
The updated election results included about 9,000 previously unreported ballots. Most of them were by-mail ballots turned in Tuesday, and a few hundred were provisional ballots.
Most incumbents appeared to fare well Tuesday night, although one longtime councilman was in danger of losing his seat.
Don Rowe appeared headed for a victory over Patrick Leahy in Omaha's District 5 City Council race Tuesday.
Two flyers released last week in City Council contests raise concern over their race-focused messaging.
Our endorsements for the other City Council contests are for Festersen, Watkins, Harding and Kohen.
The two men running to represent southwest Omaha on the City Council work in different fields related to housing and construction, and both have ideas about what the city can do to spur more affordable housing.
Don Rowe and Patrick Leahy will advance to the general election to compete to represent southwest Omaha’s District 5. And in North Omaha's District 2, incumbent Ben Gray will face Juanita Johnson.
It was too close to call the race in Omaha's District 5 Tuesday night, but incumbent City Councilwoman Colleen Brennan appeared to have lost her seat on the Omaha City Council months after being appointed.
The candidates say the district could benefit from better public transportation, among other points of agreement. But they vary on how to address the pandemic recovery, policing and other issues.
Those seeking the southwest Omaha seat include business people, a retired police captain, a union stagehand and an architect.
Seventeen people have applied to serve out the remainder of Omaha City Councilman Rich Pahls' term.