OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Mayor Jean Stothert has planned four town hall meetings this month to get public input on the city's first long-term road maintenance and rehabilitation plan.
The mayor will present and hear concerns from the public about the plan, "A Road Map to Better Streets," which is designed to improve the safety and longevity of the cities streets. The plan will also reduce maintenance cost, according to the mayor's office.
"Street repair and resurfacing has been one of our top priorities since I was elected in 2013," Mayor Stothert said. "Each year, we have increased the street maintenance budget, but we need to do much more."
Stothert said citizen input will be an important part of the planning process.
The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:
- 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Saddlebrook Community Center
- 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18 at The Venue at Highlander 75 North
- 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Salvation Army Kroc Center
- 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 22, at UNO’s Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
Correction: Due to a source error, the location of one of the meetings was incorrect in a previous version of this story.