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Douglas County Commissioner - District 1

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  • Mike Boyle
    (D)

Biographical Information

What element of the county’s government is most effective, and why?

What are some ways to provide property tax relief? Are there any services you think should be cut, and if so, why?

What do you see as the three most compelling problems facing your office?

What should the county do to address climate change issues?

Current Public Office, dates held County Commissioner
Past Public Office, dates held Mayor of Omaha
Education St. Cecilia's Cathedral High School U.N.O.1963 -1964 Creighton University 1962 - 1973 Creighton University Law School 1974 - 1977
Military experience Sole Surviving Son, Gold Star Brother
Volunteer experience American Red Cross, Combined Health Agency Drive, Urban League 1963,Holy Name Housing Board 1980 - 2006, Citizens for Educational Freedom, Co-Founder, Omaha 100
There are many effective operations of County Government. The Douglas County Health Department under the leadership of Adi Pour,Ph.d stands out.. She and her staff are performing, so well. They are disseminating solid, accurate information and coordinating their work with all branches of our Government. Elected Officials, and Department leaders are serving us well, Our dedicated employees make us proud, We serve the Citizens of Douglas County. We are proud to serve.
No smoke and mirrors to this answer. WE NEED GAMBLING!

Let's start with Sports Gaming. I heard Iowa pulled in $76,000,000,000,00 the first month of Sports Betting. Gambling is legal in almost every State near Nebraska. I serve as co-chair of the Budget Committee with Commissioner P.J. Morgan, Douglas County Finance Director, Joe Lorenz, helps us look for spending cuts wherever possible. But, County Government is an arm of the State. We need to add GAMBLING REVENUE so we can cut property taxes
Prison crowding, Mental Health treatment and saving our young people from lives of crime are several important problems facing us. (High property taxes are a BIG PROBLEM, too). We need to enact fair bail relief so persons charged with misdemeanors can get back to work and back to their families. Mental Health care needs to be available to so many suffering neighbors and friends. The terrible crimes our young people are committing is alarming! We must let young people know they matter.
Our Director of Environmental Services is a leader in his Field. Douglas County has adopted a Model, Low Impact Development Plan that conserves water and is cost effective. It calls for an end for dams that DO NOT stop flooding. DAMS FAIL. OPPD is offering options such as solar and wind generation. These renewable sources are needed. Thank you, OPPD Directors!

I represented Douglas County in a Resilient Counties program sponsored by the National Association of Counties. Important lessions.