Douglas County Board Votes To Help Billpayers; Bring Inclusivity To Government
Douglas County officials are providing residents with financial help. The county board voted yesterday to set aside four-million-dollars in CARES Act money for utility assistance for residents who are behind in the bills because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The vote comes as the Omaha Public Power District plans to mail disconnect notices starting today. The Douglas County Board is also making steps to make the government more inclusive in its hiring, training and promotions. County board members voted yesterday to create a diversity, inclusion and equity committee. The vote comes after Douglas County Corrections Officer Tonya Burnside addressed the board last week about racial inequalities in county government and at the jail.