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Six of seven next City Council members commit to work with OTOC

May 5th, 2017

OTOC Audience from the front

350 OTOC Delegates filled St. Leo the Great Hall on May 1

At a May 01 Accountability session, six of the the seven winning candidates for City Council made commitments to 350 OTOC leaders. All Candidates were invited, Mayor Stothert  declined and Vinny Palermo had an OPS School Board meeting but has agreed to meet in the future. Our new City Council agreed to work with OTOC leaders on:

  • Improving Housing Code Enforcement in Rental Housing
  • Ending the Commingling of Yard Waste and Garbage
  • Ensuring Omaha Police are free to act as local peace officers, not immigration agents
  • Reigning in the predatory practices of Pay Day Lenders

Candidate Mello and Council membersDraft Final Questions for Candidates–April 30

Final Summary of How Candidates Answered

OTOC’s Questions.pubLeaders Raising Issue of Pay Day Lending

 

 

 

 

 

Below are videos and short summaries of how your next Omaha City Council responded to OTOC’s Questions:

Pete Festersen,  City Council District 1

Pete Festersen May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/CSh0k5ZebA0

Ben Gray,  City Council District 2

Ben Gray May 1 Short Answers

https://youtu.be/eR4NGSLEJXc

Chris Jerram,  City Council District 3

Chris Jerram May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/5uDguhr-l8g

Rich Pahls, City Council District 5    Council Member Melton speaking

https://youtu.be/Q98IMdyk75w

Brinker Harding,  City Council District 6

Brinker Harding May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/_4qbqpHPRjY

Aimee Melton,  City Council  District 7

Aimee Melton May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/MjSuFvkCJ24

 

350 OTOC Delegates meet with 12 Candidates for Mayor and City Council

May 5th, 2017

OTOC Audience from the frontFinal Summary of How Candidates Answered OTOC’s Questions.pub

  A standing room audience of 350 packed the hall at St. Leo the Great Church on Monday, May 1 to hear OTOC leaders ask Mayoral Candidate Heath Mello and candidates for all 7 City Council Districts for commitments to work with OTOC on 4 issues affecting the quality of life in our City.

OTOC leaders asked candidates for specific commitments around:

  • Safe Rental HousingLeaders Raising Issue of Pay Day Lending

  • Separating Yard Waste and Garbage

  • Assuring Police serve as officers, not Immigration enforcement

  • Reducing the predatory fees allowed to Pay Day Lenders

Candidate Mello and Council members

OTOC recorded the Session and has created OTOC Report Cards with the candidates answers.

Click here to see:

Heath Mello, Candidate for Mayor

Heath Mello May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/hSRta3hO8mw

Pete Festersen, Candidate for City Council District 1

Pete Festersen May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/CSh0k5ZebA0

Ben Gray, Candidate for City Council District 2

Ben Gray May 1 Short Answers

https://youtu.be/eR4NGSLEJXc

Dennis Womack, Candidate for City Council District 2

Dennis Womack May 1 Short Answers

https://youtu.be/po0Tl-GHhjs

Chris Jerram, Candidate for City Council District 3

Chris Jerram May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/5uDguhr-l8g

D’Shawn Cunningham, Candidate for City Council District 3

D’Shawn Cunningham May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/po0Tl-GHhjs

Jim Rogers, Candidate for City Council District 4

Jim Rogers May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/txtdnTfwx2U

Rich Pahls,Candidate for City Council District 5

https://youtu.be/Q98IMdyk75w

Brinker Harding, Candidate for City Council District 6

Brinker Harding May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/_4qbqpHPRjY

Dwite Pedersen, Candidate for City Council District 6

Dwite Pedersen May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/W-aIDS_BrrY

Aimee Melton, Candidate for City Council District 7

Aimee Melton May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/MjSuFvkCJ24

Brian Thommes, Candidate for City Council District 7

Brian Thommes May 1 short answers

https://youtu.be/GNwam7uvfMI

 

Two Page Summary of How Candidates Answered OTOC’s Questions

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