Reposting notice of Tuesday 11/14 Omaha City Council vote, now that the Omaha Vision Zero Action Plan (VZAP) is public. Just seeing the VZAP, it looks good with great data & maps, a foundation in the Safe Systems approach, and recommendations to reduce injuries and deaths including roundabouts, improved signage/markings, Safe Routes to School programs, prioritized Capital Improvements Plan (CIP), and more! Many of these are actions that Mode Shift Omaha (MSO) has advocated for the City to do, so MSO is excited to support the VZAP!
The Omaha City Council will vote on a resolution to adopt the Vision Zero Action Plan (VZAP) in the City Council meeting on Tuesday November 14. The meeting starts at 2pm. From the public events and information shared by Vision Zero Omaha, it seems like the plan will be good. You should be able to access the City Council meeting agenda and related materials here, once materials are posted.
It would be great to have folks speak in support of the plan at City Council (and highlight any gaps/opportunities for improvement). There are multiple options for voicing your support:
- You can just show up in person and speak on an agenda item
- You can speak virtually via Zoom (see instructions below)
- You could submit written testimony in support to the City Clerk at: firstname.lastname@example.org (also feel free to include your Councilmember and/or other Councilmembers)
Speaking virtually at City Council
To speak on an agenda item through Zoom, email the City Clerk at email@example.com with the following information: Name Address Item(s) you wish to speak on Proponent or opponent Registrations must be completed by 4:30 PM on the Monday prior to the meeting date (unless otherwise noted on the agenda).
*A registration is complete once you have submitted the Zoom meeting invite and receive a “Omaha City Council Meeting Confirmation” email. There is no guarantee of your participation via Zoom in the meeting if all of the above information is not finalized by the deadline.
Click here to find instructions and guidelines for Zoom participation at City Council meetings.