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CITY OF LINCOLN   •   NEWS RELEASE   •   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:
May , 2001
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831

Mayor Outlines next Steps in Antelope Valley Project
Governor Johanns signs funding bill

Mayor Don Wesely today participated in a bill signing ceremony for LB 657, a measure approved by the State Legislature last week to provide $15 million in funding to initiate the Antelope Valley Project. He again thanked Governor Mike Johanns and the Unicameral for their support of the largest public works project in Lincoln history.

"The signing of this bill today gives us the green light to actually begin this project, which will literally change the face of the city's core," Wesely said. "After years of planning and discussion with our partners and citizens, we are ready to move forward."

The bill will provide $1 million in cigarette taxes for 15 years for Antelope Valley, a flood control, traffic improvement and neighborhood revitalization project. Mayor Wesely said the Joint Antelope Valley Authority is expected to undertake these steps in the next 6 to 12 months:

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