The City Council is set to vote on approving roughly $205,000 worth of legal settlements during Tuesday afternoon’s meeting.
That figure includes an $85,000 offer to end a federal lawsuit brought by an Omaha family in 2008. The family sued the city and several Omaha Police Department officers after authorities served a botched search warrant on their home. City officials acknowledge paperwork wasn’t handled appropriately, but said officers made no deliberate attempt to undermine the law.
Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include:
- A vote to spend $45,200 on upgraded streetlights in downtown Benson, which are meant to improve the area’s look and safety at night.
- A vote on the Parks and Recreation Department’s proposal to allow ads at sports and athletic complexes. The Parks Department expects to net roughly $279,000 in revenue from the idea. Expect proposals for amendments.