Omaha Metropolis Council welcomes the most recent member

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – The Omaha City Council officially welcomed its newest member on Tuesday following a controversial appointment.

On Tuesday afternoon, there were more than normal sheriff MPs in town hall. Obviously they didn’t want to be unprepared if something happened or if there were protesters.

It turned out that there was little drama.

Colleen Brennan takes the oath of office after being promoted to Dist. 5 Seat of the City Council in southwest Omaha.

There was no interference.

In the past few weeks she has received public criticism for what she blogged about Race and COVID-19. She says she only discussed the conversation that is taking place in our country.

Shortly before, Councilor Brinker Harding addressed the crowd with the message: You are welcome here.

“I understand that there are some who would want someone else to fill the position. I even voted for someone else. However, Colleen was duly elected and becomes a member of the city council. And like any other council member, I will work with her, ”Harding said.

Brennan, a Democrat involved in insurance marketing, will take on the role of Republican Rich Pahls, who stepped down from Nebraska after his election.

The Council, which is officially impartial but still keeps all the points, has increased its democratic majority to 5-2.

“This is a great honor and I look forward to working with everyone to resolve any issues that arise. I am grateful to serve this wonderful city, ”Brennan said.

Brennan’s term expires in June, but she said she plans to run for the April primary.

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