today is Jul 01, 2022

The Omaha City Council approved a resolution regarding climate change and affordable housing. Both of the resolutions will be worked on by city staff. The city has a housing shortage of 80,000 units. To fill the gap, it plans to allocate $20 million from American Rescue Plan funds, which could be matched by donors. The climate change resolution was approved with a 6-1 vote, and the council plans to hold a public hearing and seek public input.

The music scene in Omaha is rich and diverse. Several influential rock bands have come from the area, including Lloyd Hunter's Seranaders and Anna Mae Winburn's Cotton Club Boys. Other notable artists include the late jazz great Preston Love and the pioneering rock and roll group the Swingettes. Homegrown talent includes Buddy Miles, Luigi Waites, and Doug Ingle. Other artists from the area include songwriters Doug Ingle, John Hiatt, and Elliott Smith.

As the city began to recover from the effects of the Great Recession, the Omaha area experienced an influx of new residents and businesses. In the 1970s, the area had many vacant fruit warehouses. Fortunately, the Old Market shopping district was revived in the 1980s. But, the town's economic recovery began to stall. Major corporations, such as Enron, moved their headquarters to Houston. In the early 1960s, the city was a major coal hub. First Data Corporation, which was founded in Omaha in 1969, has expanded its operations in the area. The One-First National Center is the tallest building in the city and has become the center of the African-American community in North.