Omaha Metropolis legal professional Paul Kratz retires

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Omaha city attorney Paul Kratz will retire on December 11th after 23 years as the head of the legal department on Monday, according to a statement from the mayor’s office.

Kratz was hired by Mayor Hal Daub and has served under Mayors Mike Fahey, Jim Suttle and Jean Stothert.

“Paul has been a key advisor, negotiator and taxpayer for more than two decades,” said Stothert. “He has led mayors and councilors on decisions that will make Omaha the big and growing city it is today.”

Kratz graduated from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1975 and was a partner of McGill, Gotsdiner, Workman & Lepp PC before becoming a city attorney.

“I have been fortunate to be involved in some of the city’s major development projects as the city’s lawyer, such as the arena / convention center, the city’s Hilton Hotel, the Bob Kerrey Footbridge, TD Ameritrade Park and the Long Contract for the College World Series, ”said Kratz.

A provisional city attorney is appointed by Stothert as soon as a search for a replacement begins.

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