Construction projects a hot topic during Nebraska City’s Twitter Town Hall

Construction projects a hot topic during Nebraska City’s Twitter Town Hall

NEBRASKA CITY – City officials from Nebraska City fielded questions ranging from the Steinhart Park Aquatic Center and soccer fields to the 4th Corso viaduct and project success stories during an hour long Town Hall Forum on Twitter Thursday night, thought to be the first of its kind in the state. Residents were encouraged to get on Twitter and communicate with city employees using the #NECityListens. The City of Nebraska City Twitter account, @Nebraska_City, started the conversation by asking “what is your favorite thing about Nebraska City?” Answers included the city pool, orchards, museums, Arbor Lodge and how progressive the town of 7,347 people is, including ideas like the Twitter conversation. Great example tonight: @Nebraska_City's Twitter Town Hall. #NECityListens — Michelle Haag (@spark4creative) September 14, 2018 Here are examples of questions asked by citizens and the city’s answers: Q: The tax for the pool was advertised to go away after pool was paid for. A: The 4th Corso viaduct project was actually under development (engineer/design/permitting) long before it was closed for safety. A: The State has control of access on Bus. Q: With current and future construction does the city have a plan to repair and replace streets used as detour routs? Where does the city go from here? Keep up the communication and have a great night!

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Construction projects a hot topic during Nebraska City’s Twitter Town Hall

NEBRASKA CITY – City officials from Nebraska City fielded questions ranging from the Steinhart Park Aquatic Center and soccer fields to the 4th Corso viaduct and project success stories during an hour long Town Hall Forum on Twitter Thursday night, thought to be the first of its kind in the state.

Residents were encouraged to get on Twitter and communicate with city employees using the #NECityListens.

The City of Nebraska City Twitter account, @Nebraska_City, started the conversation by asking “what is your favorite thing about Nebraska City?” Answers included the city pool, orchards, museums, Arbor Lodge and how progressive the town of 7,347 people is, including ideas like the Twitter conversation.

More cities/gov’t should take note and explore new ways to interact with citizens & hear real feedback- the accessibility & transparency could go a long way toward restoring faith in elected officials. Great example tonight: @Nebraska_City‘s Twitter Town Hall. #NECityListens

— Michelle Haag (@spark4creative) September 14, 2018

Here are examples of questions asked by citizens and the city’s answers:

Q: The tax for the pool was advertised to go away after pool was paid for. Why is the city planning to keep the tax to pay for things that likely only a small percent of town’s population will use?

A: The 1/2 cent sales tax is repaying the bonds for the…

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