The mayor of Nebraska’s largest city delivered his first State of the City address Tuesday morning. Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle focused on promoting Omaha as a destination city that is full of art and culture. He also talked about the importance of improving Omaha’s public transportation system and the possibility of bringing a streetcar system back to add to the city. He also pledged to continue to support current services.
Other issues Mayor Suttle discussed include the financial challenges ahead for the city, including the $500-million dollar shortfall in police and firefighter pension funds. He also is committed to finding ways to continue serve those who live in Omaha but in a more economical manner.