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2019 Media Releases

February 20, 2019
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-441-7831

Open Houses Part of Plan to Educate Residents on Sales Tax Ballot Issue

The City invites the public to attend four public open houses in every quadrant of the City to learn more about the proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase that will be on the April 9 ballot. If approved, the six-year sales tax increase would generate about $13 million a year for City street repair and construction, including neighborhood street repair across the City.

The public is invited to attend one or all of these open houses:

The open houses will feature informational displays about street conditions and transportation funding. City staff and members of the consultant team will be available for questions. No formal presentations are planned.

City Communications is working with Olsson and Bullhorn Communications on the public education effort. In addition to the open houses, the work includes inserts in Lincoln Water System bills, educational advertisements using Lincoln media and presentations to community organizations. Bullhorn Communications has experience in ad development and placement for transportation issues.

"When you talk about streets and taxes, people want to know the facts," said Mayor Chris Beutler. "The public education effort is extremely important so that residents have the information they need about our streets and about the ballot issue to make an informed decision."

The website is being updated with current information, including a frequently asked questions link and information on transportation revenues and expenditures.

Accommodation Notice

The City of Lincoln complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 guidelines. Ensuring the public's access to and participating in public meetings is a priority for the City of Lincoln. In the event you are in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to attend or participate in a public meeting conducted by the City of Lincoln, please contact the Director of Equity and Diversity, Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, at 402-441-7624, 555 A 10th St, St. 304, Lincoln, NE, 68508 as soon as possible before the scheduled meeting date in order to make your request.

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