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Archive for January, 2015

OTOC leaders support housing code changes, OPPD plan to spread electricity demand in order to close North O coal burning plants

January 23rd, 2015

The Omaha City Council will vote on Tuesday, January 27 on changes to the Omaha  Housing Code in response to the lawsuit filed by the Metro Omaha Property Owners Association against the city in 2013.

OTOC Housing Action Team co-chair Gloria L. Austerberry spoke in favor of the proposed ordinance at the City Council hearing on January 13 since it will bring better enforcement of City of Omaha Housing codes and better define the responsibility of property owners and housing inspectors.  Council members will vote on two changes to the ordinance suggested by Kate Mahern of the Creighton Legal Clinic and Tim Butz of Family Housing Advisory Services.

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OTOC leaders meet with elected officials, attend MLK Celebration

January 23rd, 2015
HARR meeting

OTOC leaders met at Augustana Lutheran Church early on MLK day to work for justice by learning more about key bills

Nebraska Unicameral: Twenty two OTOC leaders began their celebration of  Martin Luther King day by meeting with Sen. Burke Harr of the Nebraska Unicameral to learn newly filed legislation regarding climate change, driver’s licenses for DACA qualified immigrants, Medicaid reform and other topics of interest to OTOC.

U.S. Congress: On Friday, January 23, sixteen OTOC leaders met with newly minted Congressman Brad Ashford about Immigration Reform, Sustainable energy and Medicaid Reform/Tax Reform.Read More . . .

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