OMAHA, NE – Jean Stothert is at it again, telling her lies and spreading her petty and misleading politics. Where should I start? LOL I think I know where! Jean Stothert’s sweet heart $10,000 donation from a landowner and the truth about her Fire Contract!
Jean Stothert’s corrupt “little” $10,000 donation from Virgil Anderson, Owner of the now infamous development project near 16th and Locust street. When questioned by the OWH, Stothert said, “she wanted to give Anderson and the city more time to negotiate a fair selling price for the property”. The article goes to mention that, “The city had offered Anderson about $1.1 million for the site. Anderson’s response was to ask nearly three times that amount, officials said”. I think he just needed more time to negotiate a higher price tag to charge Omaha taxpayers. Anderson donated the $10,000 just days after the Development Project appeared on the city council agenda. Soon after, Jean Stothert lead a coalition that blocked the development’s passage until this corruption came to light. The coalition fell apart. Then and only then did the measure pass with a miraculous 7-0 vote of approval from the Omaha City Council.
You can see the full document here.
Now let’s talk about Jean Stothert’s much publicized disaster, also known as her Fire Contract. There is a previous Progressive Oasis article that features a video of Stothert being interviewed for Fire Union support for a previous election campaign. You’ll see she supports many things the Fire Union wants when she’s not grandstanding against unions altogether. The video can also be seen here. From the video page:
The Facts about the Fire Union Deal Jean Stothert negotiated
and promoted in her campaign for Omaha Mayor:
Allows current Firefighters to retire at 45
Allows fire management “spiking” until 2023
Provided highest Firefighter pay in Omaha history
Guarantees minimum bureau staffing, a point eliminated by the CIR
Largest Fire Department Budget ever
Left a $7 Million deficit in the Omaha City Budget
There has also been some controversy about Jean Stothert receiving campaign donations from Fire Unions. She once made a statement that anyone receiving donations from unions should NOT be able to vote on union issues in the City Council. Low and behold, she herself accepted union donations, even after she denied it. Here is the proof:
Here is the link to the Taxpayers Unlimited website showing its a Fire Union. A link to an OWH article detailing Stothert recently donating the Union money to a local charity can be found right here. The pic below is more documentation of Jean Stothert’s lies from a mailer.
This is a snapshot of a text copy of Jean Stothert falsely accusing me of creating the @meanjeanomaha twitter account. Circa Jan 2011, sometime after the first attempt to pass LGBT protections in Omaha’s City Council. Jean posted false accusation about 11pm at night back in about Jan 2010 and by the time I got up and checked it around 7am in the morning, the entire thread was gone. I sent her a nasty message about it and was banned from her page soon after.
You can find more information about Jean Stothert at the Jean Stothert for Retirement FaceBook page. As you can see and I’m sure you already knew, Jean Stothert is not a person of integrity. That’s the kind of Mayor she’ll be!!!