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Archive for July, 2019

OTOC Asks the City Council to Fund More Housing Inspectors in 2020 Budget

July 25th, 2019

OTOC Housing Leaders and Coalition Members Testify at the City Council Budget Hearing

Nine of the 19 speakers at the Omaha City Budget Hearing testified for more inspectors and proper funding for implementation of the new Rental Housing Registration and Inspection Ordinance passed in April of this year.

In the news:

Omaha World Herald: Advocates want more money in city budget for housing inspectors and recycling

Channel 3 KMTV: Public asks for more inspectors and to keep recycling program at budget hearing

Channel 7 KETV: Omaha residents voice concerns with proposed 2020 budget

8/15 follow up with Channel 7 KETV: Omaha mayor and planning department respond to code enforcement criticism

News Channel Nebraska: Housing Watchdogs Demand More Inspectors

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Leaders Attend Organizing Trainings This Summer

July 17th, 2019

Upcoming Training Opportunity

IPL and OTOC will host a 3-Day Organizing Training in October for an intensive weekend led by organizers from around the country.

Join us October 17-19 (Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon) at First United Methodist Church (7020 Cass St.)

Thursday 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM; Friday 9 AM – 7 PM; Saturday 9 AM – 12 PM

  • Do you want to learn effective organizing practices in order to create change in our local community?
  • Do you want to meet others who are committed to developing relationships across lines, such as race and religious denomination, that too often divide us?
  • Does your congregation or organization want to learn proven steps to develop leaders and enliven your entire congregation or organization?

If your answer is “Yes” to any of these questions, come to learn from experienced organizers from across the network of OTOC’s sister organizations.

Registration Fee-$50 (includes Friday lunch & dinner).

Please make checks to the Institute for Public Leadership and send to 3647 Lafayette Ave. Omaha, NE 68131

For scholarship information, contact Cheri Cody at

Register online here

Fillable Registration Sheet (PDF) 3-Day Training- Email to or

Printable Registration Sheet 3-Day Training (Oct 2019)Read More . . .

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