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Nebraska Home Rule Project: Nebraska Municipal Survey, Robert F. Blair, Dale Krane Apr 2000

Nebraska Home Rule Project: Nebraska Municipal Survey, Robert F. Blair, Dale Krane

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The purpose of the survey was to collect information from Nebraska municipal officials on how state government affects their operations and to identify potential areas for improvement.


State Of Black Omaha, 2000: Executive Summary, Nebraska Urban League Inc., Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 2000

State Of Black Omaha, 2000: Executive Summary, Nebraska Urban League Inc., Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The previous section reviewed the results of a survey that asked African American citizens of Nebraska their opinions on several issues and concerns facing Nebraska's AfricanAmerican community. This section uses these results to develop actions and recommendations in several areas: Youth Issues, Government Issues, Jobs and Economic Development, Criminal Justice, and Health. Because some of these areas overlap, actions and recommendations suggested for one area may also apply to another area.


State Of Black Omaha, 2000, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 2000

State Of Black Omaha, 2000, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The State of Black Nebraska 2000 is based on a survey sponsored by the Urban League of Nebraska and conducted by the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The State of Black Nebraska Survey was conducted through telephone interviews with 474 adults from African-American households in Douglas, Sarpy, and Lancaster Counties. Together these three counties account for approximately 97 percent of the African-American population in Nebraska. Among the topics examined in the survey were ratings of the Omaha and Lincoln area's quality of life; problems to be addressed by the Urban League of ...


State Of The Profession, 2000: Executive Summary, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 2000

State Of The Profession, 2000: Executive Summary, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The Public Risk Management Association established its State of the Profession survey to provide member entities with comparative information about the compensation, experience, education, responsibilities and challenges of the public risk management function. The PRIMA State of the Profession survey was administered via mail to all 1,580 PRIMA government members. The survey recipients comprise representatives of state and local governments and special districts. This executive summary is based on the answers of 518 respondents representing 32.8 percent of the members.


Evaluation Of The Nebraska Community Development Block Grant Administration Certification Program, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1999

Evaluation Of The Nebraska Community Development Block Grant Administration Certification Program, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The Nebraska Community Development Block Grant Administration Certification Program, in its fourth year of operation, certifies individuals who administer local grants received from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED). Funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Included in the certification program, managed by the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), are annual certification workshops, recertification workshops, and advanced training modules that are part of the recertification process.

UNO and DED decided in 1998 to undertake a comprehensive evaluation of the certification program. UNO contracted with the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED ...


Omaha Conditions Survey: 1998, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1998

Omaha Conditions Survey: 1998, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The Omaha Conditions Survey: 1998 is the fifth in a series of studies conducted by the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The purpose of the Omaha Conditions Survey is to produce and disseminate quality information about issues of importance to the community. The 1998 survey focused on measuring detailed characteristics of the local labor force. This information is intended to help members of the community address issues related to labor availability and employment needs.


Lb 1085 Report To The Nebraska Unicameral For Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders And Washington Counties: Multi-County Shared Services Project, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Dec 1997

Lb 1085 Report To The Nebraska Unicameral For Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, Saunders And Washington Counties: Multi-County Shared Services Project, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The 1996 session of the Nebraska Unicameral enacted several bills focusing on the organization and cost of local governments. One bill-LB 1085--provided new, more specific language and procedures governing county consolidation and service cooperation. Coupled with the new language and procedures was a requirement that each county complete by January, 1998 a study of whether property taxes might be reduced through the consolidation of offices, services and/or county governments.


Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management: Building A Solid Foundation, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jul 1997

Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management: Building A Solid Foundation, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Agenda and material from the Midlands Institute for Non-Profit Management - Building a Solid Foundation Conference, July 7-11, 1997.


Local Governments And Public Facilities Construction In Nebraska: Expenditures, Cooperation And Operation Of Joint Facilities, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1997

Local Governments And Public Facilities Construction In Nebraska: Expenditures, Cooperation And Operation Of Joint Facilities, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

This study of public facilities construction was completed by the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Center for Public Affairs Research for the Nebraska Commission on Local Government Innovation and Restructuring.


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 28 No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1997

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 28 No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Community Development Journal covers political, economic and social programmes that link the activities of people with institutions and government. Issues covered include, for example, community action, village, town and regional planning, community studies, and rural development.


Omaha's Public Libraries, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Oct 1996

Omaha's Public Libraries, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The Omaha Public Library began as a subscription library in 1872. The "library" was located in a rented room on 14th Street between Douglas and Dodge with a collection of 2,600 donated books. The Library Association charged an annual fee of $3.00 for membership. In 1877 the State Legislature approved an act allowing the establishment of "free public libraries and reading rooms." That same year the Omaha City Council established the Omaha Public Library at the urging of the Omaha Library Association. The Library opened with a budget of$1,274.80, a librarian, and nine appointed directors ...


Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management: Building A Solid Foundation, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jul 1996

Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management: Building A Solid Foundation, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Agenda and material from the Midlands Institute for Non-Profit Management - Building a Solid Foundation Conference, July 8-10, 1996.


Omaha Area Gambling Survey December 1995, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1996

Omaha Area Gambling Survey December 1995, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The purpose of the 1995 survey was to establish baseline information on area residents' attitudes toward and participation in gambling. Our intention is to conduct at least one follow-up survey to measure changes in attitudes and gambling participation among area residents. To facilitate the establishment of a "panel" for future surveys, participants were asked if they would be willing to be interviewed again.


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 27, No. 02, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1996

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 27, No. 02, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Good Bye. This editor's note completes my five years as the editor of the Journal of the Community Development Society. It has been a fast and a very important five years. Like most things in this dramatically changing world, in those five years the practice of community development has changed. Likewise the Community Development Society has changed, and I think so has its Journal. Two of these changes are worth noting. First, while still retaining its social science character, the Journal has published articles with broader research questions. In other words, the goals of the articles have changed. While ...


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 27, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1996

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 27, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

This year the Community Development Society continues its movement toward an international organization devoted to the practice and theory of purposive community change by holding its first annual meeting away from North America. The Australian members of CDS have organized a world class conference on community development. It is sure to have an impact on the Society for many years to come. In commemoration of the first "international" conference, this edition of the Journal of the Community Development Society is devoting a significant portion of its articles to research and commentary on community development theory and practice taking place outside ...


Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management - Building A Solid Foundation, 1995, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1995

Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management - Building A Solid Foundation, 1995, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Agenda and material from the Midlands Institute for Non-Profit Management - Building a Solid Foundation Conference, July 10-14, 1995.


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 26, No. 02, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1995

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 26, No. 02, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

An important function of the Journal of the Community Development Society is to report on research conducted in the field of community development. In particular the research that we report in this journal should have research questions that pertain to the theory and practice of purposive community change. One of the more critical tasks of journal editors, then, is to ensure that proposed articles in fact have appropriate, clear, and relevant research questions. A research question, however, is a multi-faceted creature. As many of us recall from our introductory courses in research methods, there are actually three types of research ...


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 26, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1995

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 26, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

As mentioned in previous editions, one of the critical functions of this journal is to facilitate communication between researchers and practitioners working in community development. It is important to not only report on completed research, as is the major task of most research-based journals, but to also include comments from others who have reviewed the journal articles. Since this journal serves the needs of both researchers and practitioners it is necessary to stimulate a continuing dialogue among both groups on common community development topics.


The State Of Black Omaha 1994: Health Care And Criminal Justice: Executive Summary, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Dec 1994

The State Of Black Omaha 1994: Health Care And Criminal Justice: Executive Summary, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

This report touches on two critical areas of concern: Health Care and Criminal Justice. Its purpose is to identify areas of disproportionate impact which hinder civil rights objectives and obstruct an open society.


Social Conditions Of Nebraska's Elderly, F. C. Powell, James A. Thorsen Oct 1994

Social Conditions Of Nebraska's Elderly, F. C. Powell, James A. Thorsen

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

In 1991, the authors conducted a study of 500 older Nebraskans, comparing 300 people in Omaha and its surrounding counties with a sample of 200 who lived in the very rural Sandhills counties. The purpose of that study was to compare health and health care experience and satisfaction between urban and rural-dwelling elders. Random samples of older people were identified and interviewed by trained telephone operators; each interview took about a half hour. People were asked about their experiences with health and illness, the distance to their primary source of medical care and the distance to the hospital they use ...


Nebraska Pact Action Plan To Prevent Youth Violence, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jul 1994

Nebraska Pact Action Plan To Prevent Youth Violence, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Nebraska is one of four jurisdictions selected to participate in Project PACT (Pulling America's Communities Together). Nebraska PACT is a state- federal initiative to empower communities to reduce crime and violence. Through this program, the state and federal governments will assist communities as they build coalitions to develop broad-based, fully-coordinated initiatives to reduce violence by and against youth.


Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management - Building A Solid Foundation, 1994, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jul 1994

Midlands Institute For Non-Profit Management - Building A Solid Foundation, 1994, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

No abstract provided.


Occasional Paper No. 094-1: Improving Nebraska's Job Statistics: Learning From The Annual Revision To Nebraska's 1991 Employment Figures, E. David Fifer Jun 1994

Occasional Paper No. 094-1: Improving Nebraska's Job Statistics: Learning From The Annual Revision To Nebraska's 1991 Employment Figures, E. David Fifer

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Nebraska looked to be one of the leading states in the nation, if not the leading state, in job growth during much of 1991. Each month, reports of Nebraska's continued job growth made it appear that the state had somehow managed to escape the national recession.

Nebraska's apparent economic vitality caught the attention of the national media. The Wall Street Journal, citing Arizona State University, noted that "Nebraska increased non-farm employment at a faster pace than any state during March and April. ... From January through April, the state added 34,000 non-farm jobs-a 4.8 percent increase over ...


Omaha Conditions Survey: 1994 Omaha, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1994

Omaha Conditions Survey: 1994 Omaha, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

The Omaha Conditions Survey: 1994 is the fourth in a series of studies conducted by the Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The studies are part of CPAR's initiative to monitor and improve the processes operating in Nebraska's urban areas by developing quality information and making it available to those who need it.


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 25, No. 02, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1994

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 25, No. 02, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

For more than twenty-five years, the journal of the Community Development Society has disseminated information on the theory, research, and practice of community development. Biannual publications have contained the most relevant materials that add to our knowledge of community development. While much of the material in the Journal articles has been derived from generally accepted principles, concepts, or practices of community development, from time to time a few of the articles may have attempted to dramatically extend current thinking. We learn by challenging what has been accepted. For generations the social sciences have advanced using some modification of this learning ...


Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 25, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Jan 1994

Journal Of The Community Development Society Vol. 25, No. 01, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

25th Anniversary Issue: What We Have Learned


Attracting Primary Jobs: A Guide For Nebraska Communities, Robert F. Blair May 1993

Attracting Primary Jobs: A Guide For Nebraska Communities, Robert F. Blair

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Local economic development can be described as the efforts of community leaders to stimulate business investment and employment to preserve or improve the quality of life in a community. Development objectives are often identified through a formal planning effort, structured public discussion, or other formal and informal processes. Objectives are the specific actions needed to meet broad community development goals. These economic development objectives selected by communities may include diversifying the area economy, increasing opportunities for employment, or expanding the local tax base.


Rural Development In The Information Age, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Apr 1993

Rural Development In The Information Age, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Workshop Proceedings: Building Partnerships for Community Development-- Rural Development in the Information Age, April 5 and 6, 1993.


Educational Requirements Of Omaha Area Engineering, Scientific And Technical Companies, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar) Mar 1993

Educational Requirements Of Omaha Area Engineering, Scientific And Technical Companies, Center For Public Affairs Research (Cpar)

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Educational requirements questionnaire tabulations.


Community Development Needs In Nebraska: Attitude Survey Results And Local Action Strategies, Russell L. Smith, Robert F. Blair Feb 1993

Community Development Needs In Nebraska: Attitude Survey Results And Local Action Strategies, Russell L. Smith, Robert F. Blair

Publications Archives, 1963-2000

Each S.T.A.R.T. Economic Development community administers a community attitude survey to local residents. Generally the survey serves at least two purposes. One is to collect information about the attitudes and behavior of local. residents. For example, respondents are asked to rate a variety· of community services, programs and organizations. The questionnaire also collects information about shopping behavior and local preferences about economic development.