Annexation plan would add nearly 1,000 people to Omaha

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Nearly 1,000 people are set to join the City of Omaha this summer - whether they want to or not.

The city’s boundaries are about to bend again under the latest annexation plan proposed by Mayor Jean Stothert and released on Thursday.

It’s a small annexation package of four neighborhoods.

Ranch View Estates is an SID among those targeted. It’s located south of Pacific on 214th Street.

The other neighborhoods in the proposal are The Willows at 168th and Blondo and Stone Creek Plaza at 156th and Fort which is mostly green space and the strip mall.

The mayor says her goals for this are the same as in past years: make sure the city can provide police and fire protection and be revenue positive for the city for the next decade.

The city's numbers indicate homeowners will save money in taxes and not having to pay for garbage.

Homeowners we talked with are skeptical but realize there's not a lot they can do to stop it.

Mary Porter-Goff said, “At least we get to vote for a mayor now in the city we live in."

There will be an open house Thursday May 23rd from 5:30-7:00 at the Saddlebrook Community Center. City leaders will be there to answer questions.

The mayor says homeowners will save hundreds of dollars in property taxes with the change and won't have to pay extra for trash services.