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Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Policy Overview

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Earned Sick Leave

Earned sick leave laws reduce the spread of contagious illnesses, increase employment and income stability, and save cities money in health care costs.

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City has an earned sick leave law

Employee can use earned sick leave for domestic violence recovery

Employee can use earned sick leave to care for family members

Minimum amount of earned sick leave time employee can earn

Smallest business size covered under earned sick leave law

City is blocked by state law from passing an earned sick leave law

Blocked

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High-quality, Accessible Pre-Kindergarten

Children who attend high-quality pre-k are more likely to succeed in school, go on to stable jobs and earn more as adults—all of which are linked to better health and stronger communities.

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Meets 8 out 10 quality benchmarks for a Pre-K program

Over 30% of children enrolled in Pre-K programs

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Coming Soon affordable housing icon

Affordable Housing/Inclusionary Zoning

As cities grow, it's important that residents of all income levels have access to affordable housing that sets them up for good health.

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City has a mandatory inclusionary zoning law

Law requires program evaluation

Applies to projects of at least 10 units or less

Requires at least 20% of total project are affordable units

City is blocked by state law from passing an inclusionary zoning law

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Coming Soon Complete Streets icon

Complete Streets

Complete streets policies unlock opportunities by allowing city residents to safely walk, bike, drive and take public transit around their community.

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City has a complete streets policy

Policy requires compliance

Policy accommodates pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transit vehicles

Policy explicitly accommodates all ages

Policy requires development of performance measures

Policy explicitly accommodates all abilities

Policy assigns a department to oversee implementation

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Coming Soon Tobacco 21 icon

Tobacco 21

Curbing tobacco use among young adults has been shown to decrease the number of people who start - and continue - smoking.

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Must set the minimum legal sale age of tobacco products to 21

The age restriction explicitly applies to all tobacco products, including e-cigarette and vapor products

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Coming Soon Smoke Free icon

Smoke Free Indoor Air Policies

Comprehensive smoke-free air laws protect non-smokers from secondhand smoke and reduce smokers' consumption of tobacco - the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.

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Smoking is banned in non-hospitality workplaces, including workplaces, child care and long term care facilities

Smoking is banned in public places

Smoking is banned in restaurants

Smoking is banned in bars

City is blocked by state law from passing a smoking ban

City is blocked by state law from passing a stricter smoking ban

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Coming Soon safer alcohol sales icon

Safer Alcohol Sales

These are policies that put cities in charge of the location and practices of alcohol retailers.

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City has a law that applies to all alcohol sales, addresses public health and safety, and authorizes the city to close an alcohol retailer for failing to comply with the law

City has a law that applies to some alcohol sales (such as only new retailers, or only retailers selling for off-premises consumption, e.g. grocery or convenience stores), addresses public health and safety, and authorizes the city to close an alcohol retailer for failing to comply with the law.

City is blocked by state law from regulating alcohol outlets

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Coming Soon Restaurant Grading icon

Food Safety and Restaurant Inspection Ratings

Policies requiring food establishments to publicly post safety inspection "grades" empower consumers, reduce foodborne illiness rates and cut down on health care costs.

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City uses a mandatory rating system to disclose the restaurant inspection results to the public

Restaurants must visibly post on-site rating/grades

Restaurants must post rating/grades outside before potential customer enters

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Coming Soon vending machine icon

Healthy Food Procurement

Policies that make sure healthy food options are available on public property aid city residents in making smart decisions that will help them achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

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City has a procurement policy mandating nutrition standards

Policy applies to all city contracts

If policy only applies to vending machines: - More than 50% of food and beverages must meet standards

More than 75% of food and beverages must meet standards

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