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Old 07-14-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Me either. Hopefully Billie will come back and share his opinion on that.
I hope so too. Maybe the underlying logic is that, assuming they own a house in Omaha, part of their salary would be returned through city property tax levies and other taxes.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Omaha City
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I tend to think you should live in the city as well- but you can't do that to people already on the department. That would be ridiculous. They've already settled down somewhere and it wouldn't be right to force them to uproot.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I tend to think you should live in the city as well- but you can't do that to people already on the department. That would be ridiculous. They've already settled down somewhere and it wouldn't be right to force them to uproot.
How would dictating where city officials live help the city in terms of the job they do?
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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How would dictating where city officials live help the city in terms of the job they do?
The ONLY reason I can think is that their actions then might reflect on their service. If Omaha's police chief lived in the city he would be 'motivated' to step things up.

Not that I agree with it , just playing devils advocate here.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Middleburg
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I think someone who lives in the city would not only have a better idea of the pulse of what's going on, but they would have "skin in the game" in terms of what they are protecting and serving. It's kind of like a CEO of a big corporation owning stock in the company. It shows they believe in what they are doing.

A chief living out the city says to me that the city is so dangerous he doesn't want his family there. Just like a CEO with zero stock holdings says he doesn't believe in the company he works for.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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I don't get it, Omaha is always trying to claim an inclusive Metro area that goes all the way to Lincoln. But now being south of Harrison we might as well be in North Platte?

So does the chief need to not only move into Omaha, or is he gonna need to live east of 680 to appease you? 72nd? 42nd? 24th? In the police HQ?
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Philadelphia has a strict residency requirement which seems to work fine. I don't want emergency personnel hours away
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Me either. Hopefully Billie will come back and share his opinion on that.
well, cause it shows they actually care about and love omaha


and I agree with mountainmen


A chief living out the city says to me that the city is so dangerous he doesn't want his family there. Just like a CEO with zero stock holdings says he doesn't believe in the company he works for.


I btw could care less where within city limits Hayes lives in. He could live in Elkhorn or near Millard West and It wouldnt be a problem.

him and other city leaders living down in Bellevue or Plattsmouth or Valley or up in Blair or Council Bluffs



I think is sending the wrong message and some city leaders like Hayes is implying the city of Omaha is so dangerous they doesn't want their families there


it's like all the OPS staff who talk about how good OPS is and then they send their kids to private schools or other school districts.
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Old 07-15-2011, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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The ONLY reason I can think is that their actions then might reflect on their service. If Omaha's police chief lived in the city he would be 'motivated' to step things up.

Not that I agree with it , just playing devils advocate here.
I agree harsh. since Hayes dont live within Omaha, he like other city leaders dont really care about what is best for Omaha

as long as they get their paycheck
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:14 AM
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Location: Tampa, Florida
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well, cause it shows they actually care about and love omaha
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I agree harsh. since Hayes dont live within Omaha, he like other city leaders dont really care about what is best for Omaha

as long as they get their paycheck
So only people who live in the city limits can care about and love Omaha? I love and care about Omaha and I live in Florida.

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A chief living out the city says to me that the city is so dangerous he doesn't want his family there. Just like a CEO with zero stock holdings says he doesn't believe in the company he works for.
I don't think that one holds any water either, sorry. Omaha is not Compton. It's a very safe city all around with plenty of gated communities where they could live and be perfectly safe.

The greater Omaha metro is a very diverse area and while I'm certainly of the opinion that Eastern Omaha is the coolest part, I recognize that not everyone will share that opinion. For whatever reason, some Omaha city workers chose to live outside the city limits and that is their right. I'm sure some city workers of the suburbs have chosen to live inside Omaha city limits and I doubt you'll be calling foul on that one.
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