A public meeting is planned at Omaha North High School to receive input from the community on grants to benefit cultural and historical projects.
The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17,
The meeting, organized by Douglas County Commissioner Chris Rodgers, City Councilman Ben Gray and State Senator Brenda Council, is also seeking input on
assistance with the reduction of street or gang violence in North Omaha.
The law provides for 10 percent of money received by the City of Omaha in "turn-back tax" from the state each year to be used in areas with high concentrations of poverty.
The law requires the area’s City Council and County Board representatives to work with one additional area resident to appropriate the funding produced by the legislation.
An application process will be determined and announced once the representatives have heard from the community.