Tag Archives: omaha

LP blog: Voters Fail to Remove Omaha Mayor From Office

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

Mayor Jim Suttle Narrowly Survives Recall

OMAHA, NE – January 26, 2011-Libertarian Party of Nebraska Communications Director Randy Eshelman issued the following statement:

“Yesterday, Omaha voters exercised their right to fire, or not to fire in this case, their elected CEO. Jim Suttle remained employed as Mayor after months of petitioning, an administration-led court battle, and still-under-investigation anti-recall group efforts.… Read more ...

LP blog: Recall of Mayor “Shuttle”

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

The recall election of Omaha Mayor Jim “I’ll buy, Forward Omaha will Fly” Suttle happens on Tuesday.

Expect politicians in Lincoln who are friendly to the Suttle administration to push for more restrictions on Nebraskans’ rights to recall political pals in the future. Especially if the recall fails (see LB 187 & LB 224 for examples).… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Bumbling Omaha Mayor Attempts Chicago-Style Politics as Recall Election Looms

Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

The latest blunder in a string of blunders by Omaha Mayor Jim “I’m not subtle about Omaha” Suttle and his “Forward Omaha” lackeys may impact local charities that help the homeless. Fears are rising that donations to homeless shelters will dry-up if Omaha citizens blame charities for the Mayor’s attempt to bus, then allegedly pay homeless persons to vote early in the recall election.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: Bicycle Czar for Omaha is Newest Cornhusker Kickback

Posted by Randy Eshelman at LP blog:

Mayor of Omaha, Nebraska is fond of federal dollars.

From the state that brought you the “Cornhusker Kickback” comes the latest ‘laugh lest you cry’ example of government gone wrong. Even under threat of recall for his coziness with police and fire unions and for raising wheel, property, and entertainment taxes, Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle has hired–for $65,000 per year–a “Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.” It’s important to point out that this Mayor hasn’t even repaired last winter’s potholes due to his inability to manage the city’s checkbook.… Read more ...