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  • Over 230 people attended January Issue Cafes and Mexican Bingo Night at Urban Abbey

    Over 230 people have attended the five OTOC Issue Cafes about  the Death Penalty Referendum, OPPD and our Energy Future, Housing, the Crisis of Central American Refugees, the EPA Clean Power Plan and our fun evening of Mexican Bingo.  To find a full listing of all the sessions, click on the document below: OTOC Issues […]

  • OTOC sought to improve OPPD rate restructuring proposal

     Final Questions from OTOC for OPPD Board OTOC leaders worked hard to convince  the OPPD Board take their time and  look at viable alternatives to raising fixed fees by 200%. Despite the thoughtful pleas of over 200 OTOC leaders and hundreds more from other community organizations, the OPPD Board  voted 6-2   to adopt the staff’s […]

  • Come to Dec 14 Gathering to Learn about how and why Refugees Resettle to Omaha

    Join OTOC to meet with leaders of Omaha’s refugee resettlement agencies on Monday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hall at Augustana Lutheran Church (3647 Lafayette Ave). Learn why and how refugees are resettled to the US and the security screening that takes place. Learn from which countries refugees are coming to Omaha and […]

  • 150 people attend OTOC Meeting about Alternatives to OPPD Fixed Fee Increase

    OTOC leaders used a clear and concise Issue Brief on Alternatives to OPPD’s rate restructuring. Click on the link below to see that document. Alternative Rate Options for OPPD FINAL Dec102015 Over 150 concerned citizens and customers of OPPD came to an informative OTOC  community meeting on December 10 to learn about viable alternatives to […]

  • 300 came to Pray and Show Support for Welcoming Refugees to Omaha

    There has been a lot of rhetoric, campaign speeches and hasty legislation in the last week about keeping America safe from terrorists who might try to pass themselves off as refugees. Three hundred people joined  OTOC, the Refugee Empowerment Center, Nebraska Appleseed and refugee leaders for a short prayer vigil on Mon day November 23 […]

  • OTOC supports Vacant Property Ordinance which passes and asks Mayor and Council to deal with Zombie Mortgages

    OTOC leaders held a press conference on November 17 at a long abandoned house on Belvedere Blvd to express their support for the City of Omaha Vacant Property Registration Ordinance and to call for continued work by OTOC, the  Mayor and City Council and Registrar of Deeds to identify whether Omaha has a “Zombie Mortgage” […]

  • OTOC leaders ask OPPD to not to move forward on rate restructuring

    For a link to OTOC’s one page summary and analysis of OPPD’s proposed restructuring: OTOC summary of OPPD proposed rate restructuring Nov 13 To contact OPPD Senior Staff and Board members, copy and paste the link below: https://ww3.oppd.com/contact-management/ Four Page Article explaining Rate Restructuring RAP_Lazar_ElectricUtilityResidentialCustomerChargesMinimumBills_2014_NOV Five OTOC leaders testified at the Nov 12 meeting of […]

  • Ask Mayor and Council to support revised Vacant Prop. Ord on Tues. Nov 17

    Contact your City Council member to let them know you support the  revised proposed Vacant Property Registration Ordinance at the November 17 City Council Meeting. The ordinance requires certain property owners to register their vacant and abandoned properties. Join OTOC leaders that day to show support.  To see the contact info for your City Council […]

  • 40 OTOC and community leaders meet to improve behavioral health care

    Over 40 OTOC and Community leaders met with Christine Johnson of the Behavioral Health Foundation on October 29. The lively meeting gave Christine the opportunity to report on the work of 9 Committees of behavioral health professionals who are examining how to “fill the gaps” in 9 different areas that were identified in a comprehensive […]

  • OTOC with First UMC and others gathered for inspiring Prayer for the Planet Sat Sept 19

    Muslims, and Catholics and Unitarians, Oh, my. Those faiths, and United Methodists, UCCs, Buddhists, Lutherans, Jewish, some with no faith tradition, and more came together on a beautiful fall Saturday morning to “Pray for the Planet,” an interfaith service. Clergy, women religious and lay people read prayers and positions that their denominations and religions have […]