Omaha City Council approves cancer center ordinancesThe Omaha City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to approve two ordinances that ultimately will provide $35 million to help construct the $370 million Cancer Center Campus at the medical center.
|An occupational tax on Omaha's tobacco vendors could help generate $35 million for the UNMC Cancer Center Campus.|
"The council members who supported these measures showed great foresight and demonstrated their commitment to the city's well-being," said Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D.
Bob Bartee, vice chancellor for external affairs, also praised the council members for their support.
"This is a project that will save lives, create thousands of jobs and bolster Omaha's reputation as a city on the move with the citizens' best interests in mind," Bartee said.
Employees who wish to thank city council members for their support of the project must do so on their own time and not use university resources (computers, telephones, letterhead or university accounts) to do so.