City News This Week with Brian Newton & Bob Flittie – Legislative Bills

Bob Flittie contributed this report. 

FREMONT – With the Nebraska Legislature nearing the final days of the session, Brian Newton, Fremont City Administrator, discussed a couple measures of interest to the City.

One deals with allowing some communities to borrow from lending institutions (ie. banks) in the event of a disaster emergency:

LB870, introduced by Bellevue Sen. Sue Crawford, allows cities and villages to borrow directly from a financial institution to repair or rebuild property or restore public services damaged or disrupted by a natural disaster.

The bill limits direct borrowing to 20 percent of the annual budget of a second class city or village or 10 percent for a first, primary or metropolitan class city.

LB870 was approved on a 48-0 vote on July 21, and takes effect immediately.


The other one is the “Landbank Bill.”


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